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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

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association


  • Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2019

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • 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

Representative Experience

  • Exchange Offer and Merger of Thermo Instrument Systems into Thermo Electron
  • Merger of Thermo Optek into Thermo Instrument Systems
  • Exchange Offer and Merger of Thermedics into Thermo Electron
  • W. W. Williams Reverse Stock Split Going-Private Transaction
  • Acquisition of Hercules Aerospace by Alliant TechSystems
  • Acquisition of Heilongjiang Xing An Group Mining Companies by Songzai International Holding Group, Inc.
  • Fidelity Management and Research’s Rule 144A and Regulation S Offering of $750,000,000 7.57% Debentures and $250,000,000 7.49% Debentures
  • Lotus Pharmaceuticals PIPE Placement of $5,000,000 Series A Convertible Preferred Shares
  • Representation of dissident stockholder in proxy contest for Alliant TechSystems
  • Representation of dissident stockholder in proxy contest for National Convenience Stores and acquisition of National Convenience Stores by Diamond Shamrock
  • Spin-off of Kandant, Inc.
  • COLT Telecom Initial Public Offering of 26,700,000 Ordinary Shares in the form of ordinary shares and ADRs (£73,425,000) and Registered Offering of 314,000 Units consisting of One 12% Senior Discount Note and One Warrant to Purchase 7.8 Ordinary Shares ($175,450,000)
  • Novamerican Steel Initial Public Offering of 2,200,000 Common Shares ($30,800,000)