Ben advises publicly and privately held companies on a wide range of tax matters, emphasizing on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate and partnership restructurings, and joint ventures. He also advises emerging companies on formation, equity, governance and structuring issues. Ben advises employers and individuals on issues related to executive compensation and inbound and outbound U.S. international taxation.
- Land O’Lakes Acquires Vermont Creamery
- Coolibar sets stage for growth with ownership change
- Key players combine in significant transaction for payments industry
- Land O’Lakes merging with United Suppliers to create stronger company
- Louisville Slugger brand to grow through historic transaction
- Thoratec buys Apica to strengthen market for transcatheter valve replacement devices
- Murphy USA exits non-core business bringing value to shareholders
Acquisition of Unison Health Plans
- Atritech, Inc.
Sale to Boston Scientific Corporation
- Bellisio Foods, Inc.
Sale to Centre Partners
- Best Buy
Acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
- Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Acquisition of Hawk Corporation
- Concordia Healthcare
Acquisition of Pinnacle Biologics
Multiple pharmaceutical product acquisitions
Acquisition of Integris Inc.
Acquisition of A-Life Medical
- Land O’ Lakes Inc.
Multiple acquisitions and divestitures
Acquisition of Corventis, Inc.
Acquisition of Tyrx, Inc.
Acquisition of Aveta and NAMM Holdings
Acquisition of ProHealth Medical Management
Acquisition of WESTMED Practice Partners
Acquisition of Monarch Health Care
Acquisition of WellMed Medical Management
Acquisition of Applecare Medical Management
Acquisition of INSPIRIS
Acquisition of Logistics Health
- OptumHealth Care Solutions
Acquisition of Plus One Holdings
Acquisition of OrthoNet Holdings
Optum360 joint venture with Dignity Health
Sale of CareTracker
- Oxford Health Plans
Acquisition of certain subsidiaries of Health Net of the Northeast, Inc.
- Parkland Fuel Corporation
Acquisition of SPF Energy, Inc.
- Personnel Decisions International Corporation
Sale to Korn/Ferry International
- Transport America, Inc.
Sale to TransForce Inc.
- United HealthCare Services
Acquisition of Preferred Care Partners
Acquisition of Medica HealthCare Plans
News & Resources
News & Press Mentions
Events & Speaking Engagements
- "The New Minnesota Limited Liability Company Act," July 20, 2015
- "Mergers & Sales of Closely Held Businesses," February 26, 2015
- "How to Structure and Complete the Purchase and Sale of a Business," February 5, 2015
- "The Affordable Care Act: Tax, Reporting, and Other Provisions Affecting Employer Health Plans," April 17, 2014
- "The Affordable Care Act for the Non Health Lawyer," January 31, 2014
- "M&A Tax Update - Tax Pitfalls, Planning and Practical Strategies," December 19, 2013
- "Tax and Business Planning Issues Associated with S Corporation Status," March 1, 2013
Industries & Practices
- Banking & Financial Institutions
- Benefits & Compensation
- Closely Held Businesses
- Emerging Companies
- Energy & Natural Resources
- Executive Compensation
- Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity