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TN / Memphis

Corbin Carpenter

Carpenter Law, PLLC
386 Beale Street 
Memphis , TN 38103


Corbin I. Carpenter is best described a municipal bond attorney, an advocate, and strategist. Attorney Carpenter is a Managing Member of Carpenter Law, PLLC. The primary practice focus of Carpenter Law are in the areas of corporate, transactional and municipal finance law where the firm, as Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, Issuer’s Counsel and/or Counsel to the Underwriters’, facilitates the issuance of various tax-exempt and taxable bonds that finance a variety of public infrastructure projects with airports, utilities, multifamily housing, healthcare facilities, sports arenas/stadiums, transportation and various other economic development financings for governmental municipalities and quasi-governmental entities. 


Attorney Carpenter is a legacy corporate entrepreneur who actively perpetuates equitable avenues for community infrastructure growth through experiential education, transparent mentorship and creating access within the realms of law, finance, and politics. He has a unique and long-standing civic pedigree of serving on boards and being actively involved with the community and non-profit sectors. Civically, he currently serves as the Vice-President of Operations for the Board of the Directors of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (Memphis Chapter) and is a Political Coach and Mentor for Leaders of Color, a national program that recruits Black and Brown leaders for public office, to serve as campaign operatives, consultants, and advocates. Professionally, he currently is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and serves on the Governmental Affairs committee, is a member of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association and serves on the Tennessee’s Developers Council committee, is a member of the National Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association and various other legal and professional organizations and associations.


Attorney Carpenter, an alumnus of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, earned his Juris Doctor in 2016 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and the District of Columbia. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville in 2012 and his honors diploma from Ridgeway High School in 2007.


Attorney Carpenter has garnered a laudable reputation and earned several awards and honors throughout his early career, most notably when he was inducted into Marquis Who's Who® in 2020, a finalist of the Memphis Business Journal’s Best of the Bar in 2019; an honoree of the Memphis Business Journal's 40 Under 40 in 2018; an honoree of The Memphis Flyer’s Top 20 Under 30 in 2018; and an honoree of the Top 40 Under 40 Urban Elite Professionals in 2016. 

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