An avid speaker and author on tax and valuation issues, Ben is the legal columnist for The Appraisal Journal and has presented at seminars for the Appraisal Institute, the Council on State Taxation and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Ben also served as a regional co-editor of the American Bar Association's Property Tax Deskbook, 19th and 20th eds., and a chapter author for the Guide to Multijurisdictional Admission to Practice Requirements for State and Local Tax Lawyers, 2nd ed.
Ben leverages his litigation experience to help taxpayers reduce their exposure to property taxes on their investments across the United States. Ben tailors solutions to his clients’ needs through comprehensive knowledge of valuation principles and a passion for understanding and explaining innovative appraisal techniques. He also collaborates with market participants, including national developers, real estate investment trusts and appraisers, to understand trends in the real estate market and clients’ businesses.
State and Local Taxation
Ben counsels clients through complex controversies involving state and local tax agencies, including advocacy from audits and administrative appeals to trial and appellate courts. He represents taxpayers in income, franchise, sales and use and utility tax disputes, and advises clients on the state and local tax implications of corporate transactions and reorganizations.
During law school, Ben worked for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the state agency that administers Indiana’s unemployment tax system. While pursuing his bachelor's degree in Financial Information Systems, Ben spent two years working in finance for a Fortune 500 industrial manufacturer.
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Bloomington — Guest Lecturer, State and Local Taxation I, Spring 2017
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law — Adjunct Professor, State and Local Taxation, Fall 2016, Fall 2019, Fall 2020