Bennett Secrest focuses his practice on corporate and transactional representation with an emphasis on start-up and growth-stage companies, venture capital, private equity funds and REITs. Bennett joined the firm in Fall 2020.

Prior to joining Drew Eckl & Farnham, Bennett worked in "Big 4" advising large private equity and REIT clients through complex transactional and tax strategies. Specializing in entity structuring and partnership taxation, Bennett built a valuable skill set in buy-side transactional advising. 

During law school, Bennett co-developed and led a small business accelerator program for Tallahassee's leading small business incubator. Leveraging that experience, Bennett successfully led an academic competition team, for venture capital negotiations and advisory, to the national finals. 

When away from the desk, Bennett enjoys golf and motorsport.  

Education


Florida State University, J.D., 2017
Florida State University, M.B.A., 2017
University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 2013

Court Admissions


All Georgia State and Federal Courts

Memberships


Georgia Bar Association

Results