Jessica A. Benford Elected Practice Group Leader of Ryley Carlock & Applewhite’s Corporate, Banking & Real Estate Practice

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Jessica A. Benford has been selected as Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Corporate, Banking & Real Estate Practice Group.



Jessica Benford, a shareholder in Phoenix, helps local entrepreneurs, start-ups, business owners, established companies and financial institutions navigate significant issues related to formation, governance, financing, compliance and intellectual property. Jessica is committed to understanding her clients’ business goals and challenges in order to deliver responsive solutions.


Jessica will oversee the firm’s lawyers practicing in the expansive areas of corporate, banking and real estate. The group assists large and small businesses with a variety of business and transactional issues including:


  • advertising and food and drug law
  • bond financing
  • business formation and governance
  • corporate and partnership tax
  • executive compensation
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • lending and enforcement
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • public and private financing
  • real estate

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