Ben practices in the interrelated areas of estate planning, probate litigation,
and elder law (including Medicaid eligibility). He assists clients with
simple and complex estate planning, focusing on the needs of the elderly,
retirees and near-retirees, high net worth clients, clients with special
needs, same-sex couples, and young families. Licensed in New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, and New York, Ben can advise clients whose personal affairs
spread across multiple states.
A significant portion of Ben’s practice is representing clients in
probate disputes involving incapacitated adults or following the death
of a loved one. Ben is sensitive to the emotionally-charged aspects of
such matters, creative in reaching a negotiated or litigated resolution,
tenacious when necessary, and efficient in avoiding unnecessary litigation costs.
Prior to joining Shaheen and Gordon, Ben was the William J. Brennan Fellow
at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union, where he
worked in the Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Ben also clerked
for the Honorable Janet C. Hall of the U.S. District Court for the District
of Connecticut and the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.