Ben advises private and public companies on corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, governance matters, and real estate transactions.
Ben serves as an outsourced corporate counsel to private equity portfolio companies. In this role, he counsels senior management in the United States and abroad on a broad range of legal matters, including corporate governance and compliance issues, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing and development agreements, and other complex corporate and commercial matters. He has advised portfolio companies through all stages of private equity ownership, from the initial acquisition transaction through exits via auction sale processes and initial public offerings.
Ben also advises nonprofit clients, including economic development, educational, and environmental organizations and trade associations, on a wide variety of matters. In this role, he has counseled clients on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, nonprofit governance matters, nonprofit mergers and strategic alliances, unrelated business income, and the creation of for-profit subsidiaries.
Ben received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. While in law school, Ben served as a notes editor and a member of the Pittsburgh Tax Review. Prior to law school, Ben worked for the Internal Revenue Service and prior to practicing law, he worked in the tax department of an international accounting firm.