Ben Howell is an associate in the Corporate Department of Sklar Kirsh. Ben’s practice focuses on negotiating and structuring complex commercial transactions for companies and private equity firms, including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial counsel, private and high-yield lending, traditional debt finance, project finance, and other strategic and creative transaction structures with respect to public utilities. He has represented clients in transactions involving energy and power plant facilities, professional sports, financial services, hospitality, and manufacturing and distribution.

Ben started his legal career with Winstead PC in Austin, Texas, where he represented a variety of high-profile clients in finance, project finance, corporate, and public-private partnership transactions. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he joined Thompson Coburn LLP where he focused on representing private equity firms in complex and hybrid debt/equity transactions and commercial lending institutions in cross-border transactions. Prior to attending law school, Ben worked as a tax associate at KPMG LLP.

Ben attended The University of Texas at Austin earning degrees in Accounting and Psychology and was honored as a Distinguished College Scholar. Ben then attended Baylor University School of Law where he graduated cum laude and was published in and served as Technical Editor of the Baylor Law Review.

Ben is also a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and has been selected by ACG as a Rising Star for 2018/2019.

Ben enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and Golden Retriever, serving others in the community, and following Texas Longhorn sports.

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