McGuireWoods associate Luis Benavides has been named to the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Lawyers Under 40 list.
The award honors young, accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community and dedication to improving the legal profession. Awards will be presented during the HNBA/VIA CCC2022 Top Lawyers Under 40 Reception on March 25, 2022.
Benavides, a debt finance lawyer in the firm’s Charlotte office, represents lenders and borrowers in finance transactions. He handles secured and unsecured credit facilities ranging in size from $20 million to more than $4 billion in a variety of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, beverage, industrials and technology. He also is a licensed patent attorney with technology transfer experience.
Benavides graduated from the University of South Florida with undergraduate degrees in economics and biomedical sciences and a master’s degree in biotechnology. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was a member of the Wake Forest Law Review, and an MBA from the Wake Forest University School of Business. This year he was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the banking and finance law category.