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Clients and lawyers at Reed Smith turn to Ben to skillfully manage complex mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, private equity and venture capital transactions, restructurings, and leveraged buyouts.

Whether working for CEOs and in house counsel at publicly traded companies, principals at private equity and venture capital funds, or founders at start-ups and emerging growth companies, he is universally appreciated for his ability to efficiently manage transactions and counsel clients, including large cross-functional transactions across multiple jurisdictions. He often manages multiple transactions at various stages for multiple clients, ranging from $20 million divestitures to $3.7 billion recapitalizations.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2016, J.D., cum laude, Student attorney, Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Clinic; Articles Editor, The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.
  • Pennsylvania State University, 2013, B.S., Accounting, Student Representative, Pennsylvania State University Board of Trustees

  • Pennsylvania
  • California

  • Penn State Alumni Association – Member of the Alumni Council (2012-2013, 2016-present), Member of the Executive Board (2012-2013), Member of the Legislative Education & Advocacy Committee (2012-2013), Member of the Membership Committee (2016-present), Member of the Young Alumni & Student Engagement Committee (2016-present)