Ben is a corporate and commercial lawyer who primarily advises private companies on a range of matters including start-up and incorporation, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and corporate reorganizations.
Ben joined Digby Leigh & Company in 2016 from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Calgary where he advised clients in private placements, public offerings and acquisitions and dispositions of shares and business assets. Ben also has experience working with public companies to ensure compliance with securities laws and stock exchange rules, including continuous disclosure obligations and shareholder meetings.
Ben completed his Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) in 2010 at the University of Alberta with a focus in Business Law and his Juris Doctor in 2013 at the University of Alberta. Ben was called to the Alberta Bar in 2014 following completion of his articles in Calgary and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2016.
Ben spends much of his free time learning about personal finance, a topic which he is passionate about. He also has an interest in men’s health, and recently authored “Sincerely, Your Prostate”, an illustrated book which brings attention to men’s health through humour. The book was endorsed by several national charity organizations and men’s health advocates including the Canadian Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer Canada and Justin Trudeau.