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 has assisted in the defense of banks and related entities, and their employees, in mortgage, securities and financial fraud cases, and consumer protection claims, the defense of a industrial container business against false advertising claims, and clients of all types in title dispute matters.

Ben is a fellow in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Prior to practicing as a commercial litigator, Ben spent several years as a debate coach and instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at Samford University. In addition, he has been involved with debate since high school, and participated at the college level as a student (a member and president of the Debate Team at Baylor University) and a coach (coaching at Wayne State University and Samford University).

Honors & Awards
Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation (2014)
•Order of the Barrister, Cumberland School of Law, Member
•Named executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review

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

Publication
• 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
 
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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...

FINRA Sends Transition Bonus Disclosure Rule to SEC
Benjamin B. Coulter,Al F. Teel, May 23, 2014
In a move designed to increase transparency between its member firms’ registered persons (“representatives”) and their former clients when they move from one firm to another, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") recently submitted FINRA Rule 2243 to the...
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Benjamin B. Coulter

420 North 20th Street, Suite 3400
BirminghamAL 35203




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