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Ben Buskirk

t: 919.783.2890

Ben Buskirk focuses his practice on construction law and surety law and is an associate in the firm's litigation section.

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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.


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+Certifications & Specializations

Licensed North Carolina Professional Engineer

LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)


Campbell University School of Law, JD, cum laude

North Carolina State University, BS, Construction Engineering and Management


+Professional & Community Activities

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

Church on Morgan, Usher and Care Team Member

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 2 – YLD Liaison

North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Wake County Bar Association

Carolinas AGC

+Notable Accomplishments

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Rising Stars” (Construction Litigation ), 2020-2021

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