I have negotiated transactions opposite big firms, solo practitioners and everything in between, and I have found that by conveying reasonable expectations early on in the process, I am able to keep transactions focused on the important issues, which results in our client protecting and maximizing their interests in the most economical manner.
Ben Smith is a general corporate and transactional lawyer dedicated to helping clients resolve day-to-day issues and navigate challenging business deals and problems. His practice is primarily focused on the negotiation and structuring of mergers and acquisitions, a variety of commercial agreements, private equity offerings, and asset and stock sales. Ben works with clients in several industry sectors, ranging from manufacturing, distribution and steel fabrication to oil and gas, restaurant franchising, healthcare and private aviation.
In addition, Ben serves as outside general counsel for certain clients on a wide range of business matters, including entity formation and structuring, corporate governance and formalities, and the development of effective ways to streamline high-volume commercial contract processing.
Ben is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Houston Law Center, where he received the American Jurisprudence (AmJur) Award for the highest grade in two legal writing classes.