Benjamin J. MacDowell
Attorney - General Corporate | Real Estate | Estate Planning
Ben is a corporate, commercial real estate, and estate and business succession planning attorney working with a wide variety of businesses and individuals. His experience includes representing clients in numerous purchase and sale transaction agreements, commercial real estate purchase and leasing matters, commercial agreements, zoning matters, general corporate governance and in planning for the future.
While born in upstate New York, Ben first came to Ohio in 1993 to attend Ohio Wesleyan University. He graduated in 1997 with a dual major in Politics and Philosophy and a minor in Economics. In 1999, he came back to Ohio to study at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and has been practicing law in Ohio since late 2002. In his personal life, Ben has a wife and two children and spends time reading, cycling, and coaching baseball and basketball.Ben enjoys working with his clients on a personal level to understand their needs and goals to establish a relationship that is mutually beneficial. He says:
“At the outset, it is vital in an attorney/client relationship that the attorney fully understands their client’s needs, goals and risks and that the client fully understands and agrees to the work the attorney intends to perform for them.”
Ben also obtained the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Certificate on Alternative Dispute Resolution and has served as a mediator for the Franklin County Small Claims Court. He will work every possible angle to assist his clients in avoiding litigation.
Worked on multiple transportation company purchase and sale transactions
Assisted Seller with a Home Health Care Company transaction
Assisted Buyer in the purchase of a Psychiatry practice
Assisted Buyers in purchase a large engineering firm and corresponding piece of commercial real estate in Columbus, Ohio
Developed a revocable trust plan to hold a valuable piece of real estate to keep it protected and to keep the transaction private
Worked with multiple companies from startup to stability
Drafted multiple commercial leases for business of various types and in various industries
Drafted multiple estate plans for a variety of clients