Ben’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments and other complex corporate transactions, primarily in the technology and life sciences industries. He represents strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions and has significant cross-border experience.

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  • Apollo Endosurgery to Be Acquired by Boston Scientific 

  • Tmunity Therapeutics Agrees to Sell to Kite 

  • Cornerstone OnDemand Agrees to Sell to Clearlake Capital Group for $5.2 Billion 

  • Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion 

  • Uber to Acquire Drizly for $1.1 Billion 

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Practices & Industries


  • University of Michigan Law School
    JD, cum laude, 2007

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Psychology with a minor in Accounting, 2001

Admissions & Credentials


Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A – California (2022)

    Legal 500: Key Lawyer and Next Generation Partner, M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: middle-market (2020 – 2021)

    San Diego Super Lawyers: Rising Star (2016 – 2017)