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Ben is a commercial litigation partner and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He is a respected thought leader in the area of financial services litigation.  Ben has experience in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, but is most frequently called upon in escalated mortgage-related litigation. He also regularly provides regulatory advice to industry leaders regarding financial services legislation in the Northeast.

As not only a lawyer but also a business advisor, Ben provides clients with thoughtful, creative and practical solutions to address their most pressing concerns in emerging regulatory issues, disputes and investigations.   Clients seek out Ben for his keen understanding that their litigation and regulatory needs are a subset of their business needs.  And, in providing creatives solutions to his clients’ problems, Ben has continued to grow PIB’s role as a leader in national litigation management.

Clients refer litigation to Ben where their other attorneys have failed.  They recognize Ben’s track record and send him their most critical litigation.  To that end, Ben has represented clients in some of the most visible financial services appeals of recent years. 

Prior to joining PIB Law, Ben practiced law at a boutique firm where he represented lenders in a broad range of mortgage-related litigation. 

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

2017-2019: Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the areas of Creditor Debtor Rights, Business Litigation and Consumer Law.

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Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • 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.

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