Benjamin Alexander

Chair, Corporate, Finance and Securities Department
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Biography

Ben Alexander is a corporate and securities attorney representing start-up enterprises, venture-backed companies, family-owned businesses and publicly-traded companies in areas including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, e-commerce, securities compliance and corporate governance.

Ben's experience includes public offerings and private placements of securities, mergers, acquisitions, reverse mergers, IPOs, PIPEs, '33 Act registration statements, going private transaction, equity compensation plans, contested proxy solicitations, asset based lines of credit, industrial development and revenue bonds, sales of public companies, and '34 Act and blue sky compliance. His experience also includes counseling, medical technology, software, Internet and new media organizations on licensing, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as general corporate matters. He is admitted to practice law in California, Rhode Island (active), and Massachusetts (inactive).

Ben also advises clients on the corporate and securities issues arising in bankruptcy or other distress situations, including SEC compliance during the pendency of a bankruptcy case and the issuance of shares under a Chapter 11 plan.  He handles distressed asset transactions and has represented buyers, sellers, secured creditors and assignees in assignments for the benefit of creditors, 363 sales and foreclosure sales.

Previously, as general counsel of a public company trading on the NASDAQ Global Market, Ben advised the company's management team in areas including corporate finance, corporate governance, SEC registrations and reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, employment law, litigation management, intellectual property law, licensing and contracting.

Before entering the legal profession, Ben worked as a systems engineer, specializing in digital circuit design, programming and systems integration.

Professional Affiliations

Awards

  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2017

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania  (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
    • Order of the Coif
    • University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Legal Research and Writing Fellowship
  • Marymount University  (B.S., 1989)
    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics Minor