Ben’s first love is closing real estate and asset based transactions on behalf of lenders. For more than 10 years, Ben has been closing counsel to numerous local, regional and national banks. In that time, Ben has closed thousands of transactions for lending institutions, concentrating, mainly, on government subsidized transactions. Ben often finds himself leading meetings, managing teams and developing and exploring solutions beyond fitting facts into a legal framework. To serve his clients efficiently, Ben utilizes his skills in oral and written communication, integrative negotiation, ethics, creativity and, above all, leadership.
As an SBA and USDA centric lender’s attorney, Ben realizes the importance of protecting lenders against default on payments and performance and safeguarding the government backed guaranty. Ben emphasizes thoroughness, a high level of organization and attention to detail. Ben will not sign off on any transaction unless he is sure that it has met all of the requirements needed to preserve the lender’s interests. Ben has collateralized nearly every form of property, real and personal, that a small business might own and, with transactions becoming more and more multifaceted, Ben’s vision and determination can lead to problem solving of difficult issues that commonly present themselves in secured lending.
As a small business owner himself, Ben truly enjoys working through the challenges of bringing a loan to fruition and seeing other small business owners accomplish their goals. Key to this is the development of relationships through the hands on, day-to-day interaction with the bank personnel and working through complex real estate matters as we all continue to grow in our knowledge and understanding of the lending process.
Ben has been a real estate and business law attorney for his entire career. Prior to forming Swift & Labovitz, Ben worked for several firms, both large and small, gaining the experience and knowledge necessary to establish himself as your go-to transactional attorney.