CB Law, PLLC is a boutique corporate, business and securities law practice that provides legal advice to companies from startups to small and mid-sized businesses looking to grow.  The firm also advises larger organizations in need of independent outside counsel in a variety of industries and transactions, including banking, mergers and acquisitions and acting as independent counsel for individual Board members and investors in companies. 

 

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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.

  • American University, Kogod School of Business, M.B.A in Finance

  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • Virginia

BACKGROUND

Cheri Bennett has almost twenty years of experience as legal counsel working with nearly all areas and aspects of business law, with particularly deep and broad experience in the corporate, securities, investment management and general business areas. 

She has spent her entire legal career advising at the executive level of companies, large and small, public and private, as both outside counsel and inside the company. She has also advised individual investors in companies about their investments, individual Board of Director members on issues requiring independent counsel, and the investment banks who facilitate both raising money as well as buying and selling the companies. She started her career working at one of the key financial regulators, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she advised the CEOs, CFOs, General Counsels and lead outside counsels of publicly held companies in their capital raising activities, M&A transactions, periodic reporting and corporate governance obligations. She honed that experience at large AmLaw 100 ranked law firms, in-house at a major publicly traded company, and leading the Corporate Securities practice group as a Partner in a mid-sized firm. 

 

Throughout her tenure, her practice has included working with regulatory authorities, other legal counsel, accounting/auditing professionals and financial advisers, various types of vendors, and many other practitioners in the business industry, as well as individuals and their families. Her diverse legal experience, along with her M.B.A. in Finance, have given Ms. Bennett a unique perspective on business matters and the abilities to understand, relate to and communicate with business people of all types and roles, while addressing and supporting the respective concerns and needs of each. She is able to synthesize and look at a situation holistically, raising and addressing potential issues in every facet of a business transaction or legal matter. 

 

Ms. Bennett has advised clients in range of industries including, for example, social networking, internet media, web and mobile app development, telecom, biotechnology, high-tech manufacturing, retail apparel, consumer goods/services, banking, insurance, registered and private investment funds, business development companies and small business investment companies, and investment banks on general business, corporate, securities and investment management matters.

Other Professional Experience

  • Perry, Krumsiek & Jack, LLP, Partner and Head of Corporate Securities Practice Group

  • E*Trade Financial Corporation, Associate General Counsel

  • Eversheds Sutherland, LLP, Associate, Financial Services Group

  • K&L Gates, LLP, Associate, Investment Management Group

  • Squire Patton Boggs, LLP, Associate, Corporate Finance Group 

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Attorney-Advisor, Disclosure Operations

Honor/Award

  • Capital Markets Award:  Recipient of the SEC Chairman's 2002 Capital Markets Award for Role in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Section 302 CEO/CFO Certification  Project 

 

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