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Kenneth Hamner

Adjunct Professor

Ken Hamner is an adjunct professor teaching a graduate course in intellectual property in the graduate program at the USF Center for Entrepreneurship. The course is open to graduate students in entrepreneurship, business management, engineering and medicine.

For the past twenty years, Hamner has accumulated a wide variety of experience in finance, accounting, consulting, and law. He has significant experience in structuring international and domestic transactions, equity and debt relationships, and negotiating contracts. Hamner manages and directs all of the primary practice areas of the Entrepreneur Law Center, P.L., a boutique law firm with focused practice areas of business planning, international and domestic transactions, general counsel services, tax, due diligence, angel investor and venture capital services. Hamner is also the Managing Member of Encompass Advisory Group, an investment banking and consulting firm that offers services in corporate strategy and exit planning, mergers & acquisitions, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, due diligence, outsourced CFO services, valuation, and real estate brokerage services.

Previously, Hamner was the managing partner and director of Corporate, International & Tax Services for a full service law firm with partners in Orlando and West Palm Beach, Florida. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer for three international companies, where he structured private equity transactions, mezzanine and convertible debt financing, and international transactions with suppliers, customers, and distributors. Hamner began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co., where he served as an audit senior in the audit and advisory services practice. He subsequently served as a senior consultant in Ernst & Young's real estate and financial services consulting practice. Hamner was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Florida State University Business Review, an academic journal focusing on business and legal issues.

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