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Ben Buskirk, LEED AP, P.E.

t: 919.783.2890

Ben focuses his practice on construction law and surety law and is a partner in the firm's litigation section. He is a licensed North Carolina Professional Engineer* and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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Ben’s legal practice is a continuation of his over ten years of experience in the construction industry, including working as a construction superintendent and project manager.  Ben brings his unique perspective to his construction law practice where he represents owners, contractors, and subcontractors.  Ben regularly assists his clients with the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, advice during the construction process, and prosecution and defense of payment, defect, extra work, termination, delay, inefficiency, bond, and lien claims.

In addition to being a North Carolina-licensed lawyer, he is also a licensed North Carolina Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Prior to joining Poyner Spruill and before attending law school, Ben served as a construction project manager for a global and a regional general contractor.

*Not providing engineering services

Areas of Focus


+Certifications & Specializations

Licensed North Carolina Professional Engineer

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)


Campbell University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2014

North Carolina State University, BS, Construction Engineering and Management, 2005

+Professional & Community Activities

ACE Mentor Program of Raleigh, Inc., Board of Directors

Church on Morgan, Trustees Committee

NC State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management Diploma Program Faculty

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 2 – Steering Committee

North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Wake County Bar Association

Carolinas AGC

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (Construction Law) 2023-2024; (Litigation – Construction) 2023-2024

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (Construction Litigation), 2020-2024

Recognized in Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite (Construction), 2023-2024

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