George S. King, Jr.

Shareholder  |  Columbia

Meet Chip

Chip King is the senior member of our firm’s corporate securities and financial institution regulatory practices. He has acted as SEC counsel in dozens of IPOs and registered offerings as well as private placements. Chip regularly advises both reporting and non-reporting companies and their directors on their fiduciary duties in the context of shareholder proposals, tender offers, proxy contests, going private transactions and general corporate law.

He has been Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd’s lead attorney on more than 50 mergers and acquisitions and has assisted other firm attorneys on securities issues in other mergers and acquisitions. He has helped form more than 16 national and state banks and federally and state chartered savings institutions. Chip advises financial institutions and their holding companies to ensure continuing compliance with federal and state regulations.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 1972
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1963
  • South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
Honors and Awards
  • Chambers USA Banking and Finance (2003-2022), Corporate/M&A (2003-2022)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Banking and Finance Law (1995-2023), Corporate Law (2006-2023), Financial Services Regulation Law (2011-2023), Securities/Capital Markets Law (2007-2023) and Securities Regulation (2011-2023)
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® Securities & Corporate Finance (2014-2021)
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Securities Regulation “Lawyer of the Year” Columbia
  • Columbia Business Monthly "Legal Elite of the Midlands Top Attorney Vote" Corporate Law – Securities 2022
  • Columbia Business Monthly “Legal Elite of the Midlands” Corporate Law – Business Organizations 2022 and Corporate Law – Securities 2022
Professional and Civic Activities
  • South Carolina Bar, former Chair of the Corporate, Banking and Securities Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Law Institute, Life Member
  • Columbia Economics Club
  • U.S. Air Force, Captain (active duty 1964-1969)