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Ben is a Partner with PIB Law and focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions in connection with financial services-related litigation matters.

Prior to joining PIB Law, Ben was associated with Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C., where he focused on defending claims against national banks and mortgage servicers. Previously, he served as an Associate at Sheldon May & Associates, P.C.

Representative Matters

  • Prevailed on appeal to the New Jersey Appellate Division in which the Court held, for one of the first times in New Jersey, that a borrower lacked standing to assert a breach of a Pooling and Servicing Agreement.
  • Negotiated voluntary dismissal of a loan servicing client in the Southern District of New York, relating to servicing practices in Florida.
  • Successfully argued that an involuntary dismissal based on defects in the verification of a complaint do not have res judicata effect in an action brought in New York State Court.
  • Obtained dismissal of $100,000,000.00 claim against securitized trustee involving claims of, among other allegations, RICO violations and systemic fraud.
  • Defeated action filed by customer against her loan servicer alleging a breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as the mortgage contract itself.
  • Negotiated asset purchase agreement for the sale of a small chain of New York restaurants.

Professional Activities

Community & Professional

American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

Noteworthy

Honors & Recognitions

2017 and 2018: Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the area of Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation and Consumer Law.

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Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D. 

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A.