As a shareholder in the firm’s real estate and business group, Ben focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, real estate finance, leasing, and real estate development. He frequently advises clients in connection with purchase and sale transactions, office, retail and industrial leases, and secured lending transactions. Ben believes that real estate and business transactions result in the best outcomes when they are structured collaboratively, and accordingly, Ben serves his clients with a calm demeanor, eye for detail, and minimum drama.

Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Received the Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence
Business Law Roundtable Scholar
Earned Certificate in General Business Law

University of Portland, B.A., magna cum laude, 2001

Oregon State Bar, 2005

Stoll Berne
Shareholder, 2017-present
Associate, 2012-2016

Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Associate, 2011-2012

Holland & Knight LLP
Associate, 2005-2011

Oregon State Bar
Real Estate and Land Use Section, Education Committee, 2012-present

Urban Land Institute Northwest
Portland YLG Leadership Team Member, 2012-2013

The First Tee of Greater Portland
Board Member, 2008-2013

Willamette United Football Club
Volunteer Coach, 2012-present

Coauthor, Chapter 17 – “Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements,” Oregon Real Estate Deskbook, Oregon State Bar, 2015

“Easement Issues in Mixed Use Developments,” The Seminar Group, Portland, Oregon (February, 2017)

“Residential Due Diligence: Helping Clients Avoid ‘The Money Pit,” Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum, Portland, Oregon (November, 2013)

During Ben’s time at the University of Portland, he played Division I intercollegiate soccer, garnering all-conference honors his senior season. When not in the office, Ben spends his time with his wife and two sons, rooting for the Timbers, and coaching youth soccer.

Practice Areas

Business Organizations & Transactions

We act as general and special counsel to businesses engaged in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, finance, securities, technology, sports apparel, agriculture, and health care.

Real Estate

We represent real estate developers, investors, and financial institutions with real estate matters from purchase and sale, construction and financing, to commercial leasing and development, and tax matters.

Representative Cases

Alpenrose Dairy Representation

Josh Ross, Lydia Anderson-Dana, and Ben Leedy represent two of the majority owners and directors of the Alpenrose Dairy business and related family-held businesses.

Daimler National Parts Distribution Realignment Project

Andy Davis and Ben Leedy served as lead counsel for Daimler Trucks North America LLC in the realignment of its national parts distribution network.

Apartment Development Project

Ben Leedy represented the developer of a four-story apartment building from the construction and development of the project through the sale of the property to an institutional investor shortly after completion.

Yard

Stoll Berne attorneys David Lokting and Ben Leedy represented the developer of Yard, a high-rise apartment building, from equity formation through development and construction to sale of the project.

The Round

Stoll Berne assisted in the acquisition of a semi-complete multi-building and multi-phase development project.

Daimler National Parts Distribution Realignment Project

Andy Davis and Ben Leedy served as lead counsel for Daimler Trucks North America LLC in the realignment of its national parts distribution network.

Manor House

The firm represents the managing member of a group of investors who own and operate a senior and assisted living facility through a tenancy-in-common, lease, and master lease structure.

Articles

August 11, 2015 Oregon Real Estate Deskbook – Available Now!

Andrew Davis and Benjamin Leedy co-authored chapter 17, “Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreements,” for the Oregon Real Estate Deskbook, Oregon State Bar, 2015

News

Ben Leedy to Present at Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference – February 6, 2020

Stoll Berne attorney Ben Leedy will present at the upcoming Law Seminars International Commercial Real Estate Leases conference. The conference will be held February 6-7, 2020 in Portland.

Oregon Super Lawyers 2018 Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Thirteen individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2018 Oregon Super Lawyers edition.

Ben Leedy Presents at The Seminar Group CLE, Commercial Leases, May 11, 2018

Stoll Berne attorney Ben Leedy presented at The Seminar Group CLE, “Commercial Leases in the 21st Century, on Friday, May 11, 2018. The program was held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the World Trade Center, Portland. Ben, along with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC attorney Katherine Wax, was held at 11 a.m. This topic covered construction […]

Oregon Super Lawyers Recognizes Stoll Berne Lawyers

Twelve individual Stoll Berne attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyer Magazine in their 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers edition. They include:

Stoll Berne Attorneys Named to 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Stoll Berne is proud to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been named on the 2016 Oregon Super Lawyer list and three named on the 2016 Oregon Rising Stars list.

David Lokting and Ben Leedy Work on Block 33 in Old Town Chinatown Development

Stoll Berne attorneys, David Lokting and Benjamin Leedy, represented Guardian with the formation, organization, and capital raise of the joint venture owner entity for Block 33 in Old Town Chinatown Development. Lokting and Leedy served as lead counsel for the joint venture with respect to the financing and acquisition of the property. The article, “‘Catalytic’ Development on $11M Parcel Could Add […]

Oregon Super Lawyers 2014

Stoll Berne is proud to announce that thirteen of our attorneys have been named on the 2014 Oregon Super Lawyer list and two named on the 2014 Oregon Rising Stars list.

Ben Leedy Presents CLE at the Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum

Benjamin Leedy, one of Stoll Berne’s real estate attorneys, presented a CLE at the recent Real Estate and Land Use Fall Forum on the subject of Residential Due Diligence: Helping Clients avoid the “The Money Pit”.

Benjamin Leedy Joins Stoll Berne

Stoll Berne announces that Ben Leedy has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

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Awards

Oregon Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2012-2018

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