Ben is a public law attorney who focuses his practice on public finance. He has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and disclosure counsel on virtually every type of public finance transaction. Throughout his career, he has worked on more than 100 public finance transactions with an aggregate par value of approximately $15 billion.
Ben also counsels utility districts, municipal management districts, cities, economic development corporations, tax increment reinvestment zones and other governmental entities on general matters. In addition, he has substantial experience with economic development matters, and advises both developers and governmental entities in the negotiation of agreements relating to the construction of public infrastructure/developer reimbursement and economic incentives.
Since joining Orrick, he has also been active in municipal restructuring matters. Ben was a part of the Orrick team that served as co-counsel to a coalition of senior Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (commonly known as COFINA) bondholders in connection with COFINA's restructuring and its exchange issuance of approximately $12 billion in restructured bonds. Orrick's work on the COFINA restructuring was recognized by the Financial Times as "highly commended" in the category of "Managing Complexity and Scale."