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Ben D. Cunningham


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    Ben D. Cunningham, Associate at Kennerly Montgomery

    Phone: (865) 546-7311
    Fax: (865) 524-1773

    BEN D. CUNNINGHAM focuses his practice on representing lenders, businesses and individuals in the areas of business and corporate law, real estate matters, creditor rights, labor and employment law, and construction law. In particular, Mr. Cunningham represents lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate financing transactions with an emphasis on multifamily and healthcare loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration and securitized through GinnieMae. In addition, Mr. Cunningham regularly advises lenders and developers on a myriad of issues related to financing, creditor rights and transactional matters.

    Mr. Cunningham earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2011 with a concentration in advocacy and dispute resolution. Before attending law school, Mr. Cunningham earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining Kennerly Montgomery in January 2014, Mr. Cunningham served as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Tennessee representing the United States in a variety of civil and criminal health care related cases, including: False Claims Act cases related to procurement fraud, Stark Law violations, and cases under the Anti-Kickback Act. Mr. Cunningham’s criminal caseload focused on health care fraud and Food Drug & Cosmetic Act violations. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Cunningham practiced at a regional defense litigation firm representing employers in the areas of labor and employment law.

    Areas of Practice
      Business and Corporate Law
      Labor and Employment
      Civil Litigation and Appeals
      Construction Law
      Real Estate Law
        University of Tennessee - J.D., cum laude, 2011
        University of Tennessee - B.A., 2008
        Bar Admissions
          Tennessee – 2011
          U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee – 2012
          United States Supreme Court - 2017
            American Bar Association
            Tennessee Bar Association
            Knoxville Bar Association
            Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court
            Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association
            Oak Ridge Human Resource Association
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