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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Elizabeth A. Benedetto

Elizabeth A. Benedetto

Chair, Bond Counsel


  • Bond Counsel
  • Commercial Lending
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Consumer Finance

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Ms. Benedetto's primary areas of practice are banking and finance, public finance, venture capital and general corporate and business law.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia


  • West Virginia University, B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1989
  • West Virginia University, M.B.A., magna cum laude, 1990
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1996
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance Law | Bond Counsel | Commercial Lending | Consumer Finance | Corporate & Business Law | Public & Project Finance | Public Finance

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in commercial loan transactions, including drafting and negotiating commercial loan documentation
  • Representing public economic development agency in connection with project financing and loan transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel for public venture capital fund, including providing advice on equity and subordinated debt transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel for publicly administered small business lending program
  • Serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in tax-exempt financings for governmental entities
  • Representing secured lenders in troubled loan workouts
  • Previously served as in-house counsel for multi-state financial institution, responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on day-to-day bank operations matters, commercial lending matters, litigation matters and governmental and legislative matters
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John T. Copenhaver, Jr., Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, 1998 - 2001

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