International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that construction and commercial attorney Benjamin Petre has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Denver office.

Ben counsels clients and litigates disputes in construction and general commercial matters. As a construction attorney, Ben assists clients with every phase of the construction process, from drafting and negotiating agreements for every aspect of a project, to resolving claims and disputes concerning complex construction issues. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals and owners in such matters. Ben has represented clients in jurisdictions across the United States and in various sectors, including energy, mining, healthcare, education, transportation, residential, commercial, and public projects.

Before joining Dorsey, Ben was with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath in its Denver office. Ben is a member of the Colorado State Bar Association and Denver Bar Association. He earned his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico and his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Commenting on the announcement, Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner, Bill Stoeri, said, “We are delighted that Ben has joined Dorsey. His ability to assist clients with virtually every phase of complex construction projects, from running transactions to resolving disputes, will benefit our Construction and Design practice and clients.”

Jocelyn Knoll, Dorsey’s Construction and Design Practice Group chair, added, “Ben’s experience, especially in the Rocky Mountain region, is a win-win for the Firm and our clients, as the Firm continues to add construction law strength and experience in this important market.”