Kimberly Witherspoon

Shareholder  |  Greenville

Meet Kimberly

Kimberly Witherspoon assists healthcare and educational institutions in mergers, acquisitions, expansions and affiliations with a concentration in addressing legal strategies for taxable and tax exempt debt and other financing opportunities. She serves as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel for colleges and universities, foundations, healthcare institutions, senior living facilities and nonprofit organizations. 

She works with issuers of tax-exempt bonds to obtain the necessary federal and state level approvals required for the issuance of such bonds. 

Kimberly also advises cities, counties and special-purpose districts as they structure financings for their capital and operational needs through the issuance of various types of municipal bonds and other obligations, including general obligation bonds and revenue bonds, installment purchase revenue bonds, special source revenue bonds and hospitality tax revenue bonds.

Education
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2009
  • Furman University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
Admissions
  • South Carolina, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, South Carolina, 2011
Honors and Awards
  • The Bond Buyer 2021 Rising Stars
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” Government Finance (2014-2021)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Legal Elite of the Upstate" Banking and Finance Law 2021 and Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions (2020-2021)
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce “Young Professional of the Year” 2016
  • Urban League of the Upstate, "Talented Tenth, Greenville Top 10 Young Professional," (2013, 2014)
  • Greenville Business Magazine "Best and Brightest 35 and Under" 2013
Professional and Civic Activities
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Aspen Global Leadership Network, Liberty Fellow 2020
  • Junior League of Greenville, President-Elect (2021-Present), Board Member, former Community Impact Vice President
  • Furman University Alumni Board, former Board Member
  • United Way of Greenville County, former Board Member and African-American Leadership Council, Chair 2015
  • Pendleton Place, Board Member, Chair 2017
  • Greenville Chautauqua, Board Member (2011-2015)
  • Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative, Upstate Class XIII 
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 40
Presentations and Publications
  • Greene, Finney & Horton & Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd Financial and Legal Update Conference, May 5, 2016
  • South Carolina Association of Special Purpose Districts Educational Conference, Summer 2015 and Fall 2014