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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
    Banking and Financial Services
    Business and Corporate Law
    Labor and Employment
    Construction Law
    Real Estate Law

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      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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