Charleston, WV
600 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
T: (304) 347-1121
F: (304) 343-3058

J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law (2005)

B.B.A., Accounting, University of Notre Dame (2002)

  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
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Benjamin R. Thomas

Partner

Benjamin Thomas focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and financial services and mergers and acquisitions. He is experienced in advising businesses on various structural matters related to acquisitions and entity formation and general corporate governance matters.

Ben serves as a member of the board of directors of the Charleston Area Alliance, the Kanawha County Public Library and the Chemical Alliance Zone. He is the Vice President of the Charleston Chapter of the American Business Club.

He is a member of the Churchill Centre, a group focused on educating new generations on the leadership, statesmanship, vision, courage and boldness of Winston Churchill.

Ben also serves as the firm’s recruiting coordinator.

Professional Highlights

  • Recruiting Coordinator, Bowles Rice
  • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2011

Successfully completed the following banking transactions:

  • The acquisition of a Virginia bank holding company and its Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., with an approximate transaction value of $912 million;
  • The issuance of common stock in connection with private equity investment in a public client;
  • The acquisition of a privately held community bank headquartered in Washington, D.C., with an approximate transaction value of $269 million;
  • The sale of a West Virginia bank holding company and its West Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in southwestern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia, with an approximate transaction value of $42.8 million;
  • The acquisition of a Virginia bank holding company and its Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in northwestern Virginia, with an approximate transaction value of $21.8 million;
  • The sale of a West Virginia community bank in southern West Virginia, with an approximate transaction value of $7.4 million;
  • A registered common stock rights offering; and
  • The acquisition of a Virginia bank holding company and its Virginia subsidiary bank having a presence in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with an approximate transaction value of $490.6 million.
  • Recognized by West Virginia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, 2014-present
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • President, American Business Club (Charleston Chapter)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Chemical Alliance Zone
  • Member, Board of Directors, Charleston Area Alliance
  • Member, Board of Directors, Charleston Area Alliance
  • Volunteer, Rebuilding Together
  • Member, Churchill Centre