Marjorie T. Benbow

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Of Counsel
Location:
Concord, North Carolina
Phone:
704-721-3500
Fax:
704-721-3555
Email:

A veteran entrepreneur in the high-tech space, Marjorie T. Benbow provides her clients with legal expertise and business sense.  She is of counsel at Moretz & Skufca and focuses on technology transfer, licensing, corporate matters and distillery & brewery law.  Prior to joining Moretz & Skufca, Marjorie Benbow managed the intellectual property at UNC Charlotte when it led the nation in patents issued and successful start-ups formed per research dollar.  Subsequently, she was the Science and Technology Officer for NC’s fourth largest hospital system and the Executive Director for the region’s North Carolina Biotechnology Center.  At the Biotechnology Center, she created “BioMoto” an award winning partnership with the motorsports industry featuring STEM education while tackling childhood obesity.  Ms. Benbow recently taught ‘Biotech and the Law’ at UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics Center for Bioinformatics and Genetics and teaches ‘Sports Law’ at Belmont Abbey College.

Marjorie Benbow is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.  Inspired by her first husband’s (Colonel Hector Henry, II, MD) military tenure that was ended by a service-connected disability, she became a certified Veteran’s Representative.  Ms. Benbow completed her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest in 1999 and her bachelor and master of science from UNC Chapel Hill.

Selected as one of Charlotte USA’s 20 Most Dynamic Women by USAir, Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women, Women Extraordinaire and Distinguished Rotarian, Marjorie Benbow focuses on philanthropy when not working (see below).  She also enjoys exercising, gardening (AKA weeding), beekeeping, going on adventures and art.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Intellectual Property
  • Distillery & Brewery Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Veteran’s Representative

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration - 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Bachelor of Arts Zoology and Master of Science Public Health - 1992
  • The United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • National Security Seminar Fellow - 2013

Classes/Seminars

  • Intellectual Property Primer
  • Biotechnology and the Law
  • Issues around Social Media

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NC School of Science and Math Board of Trustees (Vice Chair)
  • NC Sustainable Energy Association Board (Treasurer)
  • Charlotte Ventureprise (Governance Committee)
  • NC Motorsports Foundation (Fundraising Chair)
  • Institute of Political Leadership (Secretary)
  • Charlotte Area Science Network Board
  • Leadership North Carolina Board
  • Women Executives (Bylaws)
  • Licensing Executive Society
  • American Red Cross Board
  • Rotary Club (Paul Harris+3)

Ancillary Businesses

  • Business Management Consulting

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Chi Omega