C. Phillip Buffington, Jr. advises financial institutions throughout the United States on federal and state banking laws and regulations. For more than 30 years, he has served as a trusted advisor to community, regional and national financial institutions, helping them to assess and analyze regulatory and litigation risks. Phil serves as Leader of the firm’s Financial Services Team.
Phil advises on a full range of issues, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, expansion and divestitures, de novo formations and charter conversions, bank holding company formations and expansion, notices of change in control and change in director or senior officer, strategic planning, capital planning, securities offerings, responses to examinations and enforcement actions and commercial lending transactions, including syndicated lending, asset-based lending and SBA loans.
Phil conducts seminars for numerous organizations related to topics of interest in the financial institution industry, including the Independent Community Bankers of America, Mississippi Bankers Association, Florida Bankers Association, South Carolina Bankers Association, Texas Bankers Association, Mississippi Home Corporation, Mississippi Center for Nonprofit Corporation and several other associations.
Phil is also an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law (Banking Law and Business Planning), and is a faculty member for the Mississippi Bankers Association School of Banking. Phil currently serves as the Chair of the Board and Member of the Government Relations Committee of the Madison County Business League & Foundation and also serves on the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Economic Council.
In addition, Phil serves on the University of Mississippi Banking and Finance Board. Phil is involved with St. Andrews Episcopal Cathedral, having served in various positions and on numerous committees and has also served on various nonprofit boards including Habitat for Humanity/Metro Jackson, Inc.
- Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1984
- University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1981
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