Chip King is the senior member of the Firm’s corporate securities and financial institution regulatory practices. In the securities area, he has acted as SEC counsel in dozens of IPOs and registered offerings. He regularly advises both reporting and non-reporting companies and their directors on their fiduciary duties in the context of shareholder proposals, tender offers, proxy contests, going private transactions and general corporate law.
He has also been the Firm's lead attorney on more than 40 mergers and acquisitions and has assisted the Firm’s other attorneys on securities issues in numerous other mergers and acquisitions. He has helped form more than 16 national and state banks and federally and state chartered savings institutions. He regularly advises financial institutions and their holding companies to ensure continuing compliance with federal and state regulations.
- represented a North Carolina bank that acquired a South Carolina bank
- participated in numerous other mergers of banks and other companies, most of which were public companies
- served as the lead securities counsel for over $400,000,000 of public and private debt and equity offerings
Mr. King is an active voice in the banking industry. He is an associate member of the South Carolina Bankers Association and past chair of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section of the South Carolina Bar.
He is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in South Carolina Super Lawyers for Securities & Corporate Finance.