Kimberly Witherspoon Named a Bond Buyers 2021 Rising Stars

Kimberly Witherspoon

Kimberly Witherspoon

GREENVILLE, SC (September 16, 2021) – Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd is pleased to announce that Kimberly Witherspoon has been named to The Bond Buyer’s 2021 Rising Stars list.

The Bond Buyer Rising Stars recognizes municipal finance professionals under the age of 40 whose leadership, collaborative spirit, innovation and creativity have enabled them to make a positive contribution to their community.

In her legal practice, Kimberly 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 for colleges and universities, foundations, healthcare institutions, continuing care retirement communities and nonprofit organizations. Kimberly has been recognized as a South Carolina Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” for Government Finance since 2014.

Kimberly had a key role in the largest healthcare transaction in South Carolina, which created the biggest healthcare delivery system in that state. “I view each bond transaction as an opportunity to build a stronger community — through high-quality health care, educational and senior living facilities," she said. "Each bond issue is a key building block in the success of our clients’ efforts to enhance the quality of life in South Carolina.”

Harry Huntley, CPA, Executive Director of the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (SC JEDA) stated, “We enjoy working with Kimberly and are pleased her abilities have been recognized by The Bond Buyer.”

Active in the community, Kimberly has served on the United Way of Greenville County Board and the Furman University Alumni Board. A long-standing member of the Junior League of Greenville, Kimberly was elected as this year’s President-Elect and is the first African American woman to serve in this role. She is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and is an Aspen Global Leadership Network Liberty Fellow.

About Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd provides business, litigation and financial legal services to local, national and international clients. With a history dating back to 1887, it is one of the largest law firms in South Carolina with more than 115 attorneys. The firm has offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville, SC. For more information, visit

SCBIZtv is part of the SC Biz News family, serving 100,000 high-level business execs throughout South Carolina. Click for more from SCBIZtv.