Benjamin B. Coulter: Lawyer with Burr & Forman LLP

Benjamin B. Coulter

Associate
Birmingham,  AL  U.S.A.
Phone(205) 458-5420

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Non-Compete & Trade Secrets
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Financial Institution Disputes
  • "Bet the Company" Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Fiduciary, Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • UCC Litigation
  • Unfair Competition & False Advertising Litigation
  • Appellate
 
University Baylor University, B.A., 1994-1998; Wayne State University, M.A., 1998-1999
 
Law SchoolSamford University Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2007-2010
 
Admitted2010, Alabama; US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; US District Court - Middle District of Alabama; US District Court - Northern District of Alabama; US District Court - Southern District of Alabama; US District Court - Northern District of Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

•American Bar Association
•Alabama State Bar
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court
•fellow, ABOTA National Trial College

 
Biography

Ben Coulter is an attorney at Burr & Forman LLP practicing in the General Commercial Litigation Group.

His practice primarily involves the defense of banks, credit unions, brokers, and other financial institutions in securities litigation and other commercial matters. He also defends medical providers in medical malpractice actions. Ben received his B.A. from Baylor, his M.A. from Wayne State, and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. Ben is an ABOTA National Trial College Fellow. Ben is a member of the Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court and other legal and civil organizations.

Honors & Awards

Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation (2014-2015)
Order of the Barrister, Cumberland School of Law, Member
Named executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review
Alabama Leadership Initiative

Community Involvement

East Lake Arts District, Board of Directors
Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, Participant
Birmingham Volunteer Lawyer Program Participant
Homeless Experience Legal Protection (H.E.L.P.), Participant
Legal Eagles Educational Program, Participant
Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2013

Resources

• Burr Alert: Reverse Churning: Don't Fall Asleep at the Wheel
• Burr Alert: FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
• Burr Alert: “Interim Final” Volcker Rule Approved
• Burr Alert: Proposed FINRA Rules Governing Markups, Commissions and Fees
• Burr Alert: FINRA Amends Subpoena and Arbitrator Order Rules

Publications

• Burr Alert: Reverse Churning: Don't Fall Asleep at the Wheel
• Burr Alert: FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
• Burr Alert: “Interim Final” Volcker Rule Approved
• Burr Alert: Proposed FINRA Rules Governing Markups, Commissions and Fees
• Burr Alert: FINRA Amends Subpoena and Arbitrator Order Rules
• Burr Alert: FINRA Updates Guidance on its Suitability Rule
• Don't Take the Wrong Way Out

Personal Q & A

What is your favorite thing about the law?
It is full of interesting stories and ideas which affect peoples' lives.

What was your first job?
I mowed lawns.

What are your hobbies?
Basketball, running, reading, competition of any kind.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Work hard enough that you feel confident that you did everything you could do to reach your goals, but take advantage of the opportunity to learn about ideas that interest you and to enjoy the people around you.

What is your favorite lawyer joke?
What's the difference between a lawyer and a snake run down on the highway? There are skid marks in front of the snake.

How do you define a “good day”?
A good day is one in which I work hard and succeed, after which I spend time with my wife and daughters.

How do you spend your weekend?
I enjoy watching and playing sports, going on outings with the family, and catching up with friends.

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented banks and related entities, and their employees, in mortgage, securities and financial fraud cases; Assisted in the defense of a national financial institution against consumer protection claims; Assisted in the defense of a industrial container business against false advertising claims; Represented businesses and individuals in non-compete agreement enforcement and contract matters See All Matters
 
ISLN921295653
 

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Reverse Churning: Don't Fall Asleep at the Wheel
Benjamin B. Coulter,Rhett Owens, July 17, 2014
It is obvious that broker-dealers and their registered representatives, and investment advisors, must be careful in making recommendations to clients. But the recent increase in regulatory interest relating to inaction in a client account should also give pause to members of the securities...
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Benjamin B. Coulter

420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400
BirminghamAL 35203




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