Benjamin Bryant

Benjamin Bryant

Balch & Bingham LLP, Partner

Gulfport, Mississippi

About About Q&A Select Matters Publications News Credentials About Ben Ben Bryant has developed a litigation practice encompassing a number of complex commercial matters. Ben helps manage efforts by major pipelines to condemn tracts required for construction of multi-state projects. He regularly represents insured lenders in proceedings to remedy defects arising from real estate transactions. A former journalist, Ben began his legal career in the civil litigation division of the Mississippi Attorney General's Office. There, he represented state agencies and officials in numerous cases before state and federal courts Q&A Expand All Collapse All What types of clients do you represent? I represent banks, mortgage companies, and other lenders in a variety of contexts, from attempting to remedy defects in deeds and mortgages to defending claims under statutes such as the Truth in Lending Act. I also routinely represent utilities and other condemning authorities seeking to acquire property on which to construct major pipeline projects. What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice? The habits I acquired as a young newspaper reporter continue to shape my work. Reporting requires tight and disciplined storytelling, invaluable preparation for fashioning the most cogent and compelling ways to present clients' points of view to judges and juries. What do you find most exciting about your work? I love learning and never want to stop. Therefore, it is a pleasure to be called upon to become an expert on a company's business, with the goal of forming a lasting relationship with a client. Select Matters Eminent domain: Represented a major pipeline in its proceedings to condemn property for a multi-state interstate pipeline project. (2014). Title insurance litigation: Routinely represents insured lenders and owners in actions to remedy title defects arising from real estate transactions. Lender representation: Routinely represent mortgage lenders and loan servicers in federal and state courts against plaintiffs claiming violations of Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other federal statutes and regulations. Creditor's rights: Represented gaming technology manufacturer in action to collect $3 million debt owed by former owner of Mississippi casino. (Bally Gaming, Inc. v. Michael Caldwell, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-1084 (S.D. Miss.)). Appellate litigation: Won affirmation of summary judgment in favor of Southeastern Conference university against former football player's claim that he was injured as a result of required weightlifting. (2016, Austin Chaz Ramsey v. Auburn University, 2014-CA-01420-SCT (Miss.)). Bad-faith litigation: Won summary judgment against insured's bad-faith claim, disposing of punitive-damages exposure, by demonstrating insurer's reliance on expert reports in refusal to pay claim for supposed tornado damage to commercial shopping center. (2016, Southeastern Real Estate Holdings, LLC v. Companion Property and Casualty Group). Public service: Represented state agencies and officers as special assistant attorney general. (2010-2012). Publications View More News View More Credentials Education University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2010 Northwestern University, M.S., Journalism, 2002 University of Mississippi, B.A., History, 2001, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa Courts Mississippi Supreme Court, 2010 U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2010 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2015 Bar Admissions Mississippi, 2010 Awards & Accolades The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017 - present Community Involvement Gateway Rescue Mission Jackson Friends of the Library, Board St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

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