Benjamin M. Kearney
Ben Kearney joined the firm in 2008 after being in private practice with his father in a small two-person firm in Eugene. Ben’s principal areas of practice include business transactions, business formations, business acquisitions and sales; estate planning, trust administration and probate; real estate as well as financial institution and creditors’ rights issues. He also has litigation experience, guiding his business and financial institution clients through disputes and dispute resolution. Ben’s business practice focuses on the entire life cycle of businesses and their owners from startup, to operations and transactional matters, and all the way through acquisition, merger or windup. He is also the primary counsel for some community banks and assists them with a wide variety of creditor’s rights, operational, transactional and compliance related issues.
Ben attended Boston University on an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship, graduating with a B.S., cum laude, in mechanical engineering. He then returned to his hometown of Eugene to attend the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating with a J.D. in 2001. After law school Ben served four years on Active Duty as an attorney in the Army’s Office of the General Counsel in the Pentagon. Ben currently serves on the Board of Directors of Youth for Christ – Lane County, the NCU Center for Leadership and Ethics, is a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County, and a past school board member of Eugene Christian School.
Ben is admitted to practice in Oregon.