Ben is a former banker turned trial lawyer that conducts business and real estate litigation. He has done numerous trials and hundreds of court hearings. Ben has litigated lawsuits involving business partnerships and shareholder disputes, business purchase and sale related litigation, title insurance claims, civil theft, foreclosure, lender lawsuits, real estate transactions gone wrong, final judgment collection cases, employment contract litigation, slander, and commercial lease lawsuits.
Before becoming an attorney, Ben spent the majority of his professional career as an investment banker and mortgage banker, purchasing mortgage loans from other banks. Ben’s prior banking career also included managing hundreds of foreclosure cases on behalf of Ocwen Financial. Ben’s unique banking background makes him an undeniable authority, well-prepared to render advice and to litigate mortgage loan issues.
During his former career as a banker, Ben conducted loan purchase due diligence on tens of billions of dollars of loan purchase transactions. He has worked for Ocwen, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Countrywide, Wells Fargo and many other institutional lenders. More specifically, Ben conducted loan purchase due diligence, negotiated loan purchase and sale contracts, and developed loan purchase pricing models and bidding strategies. In Ben’s loan acquisitions consulting practice, he was often hired by the buyer bank to review loan files to determine if the seller bank actually followed their own lending standards. Finally, Ben has been through Countrywide’s forensic loan fraud training.
Additionally, Ben maintains a Florida real estate broker’s license and is a former Florida licensed real estate appraiser and former title agent.
Outside of the office, Ben is an avid angler, loves the outdoors, the shooting sports, weight training, and chess. He is also a former open division beach volleyball player and is rusty, but trained in ballroom dancing.