An avid speaker and author on tax issues, Ben is a columnist for The Appraisal Journal and contributor to the TaxHatchet blog, and he served as a regional co-editor of the American Bar Association's Property Tax Deskbook. He has also volunteered in the Marion County Pro Bono Property Tax Clinic, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the Indianapolis Bar Association's Ask A Lawyer program.
Ben helps taxpayers reduce the property tax burden on their investments. He has extensive experience applying innovative appraisal and valuation techniques, and he collaborates with market participants, including national developers and real estate investment trusts, to understand trends in the real estate market and his clients’ businesses.
State and Local Taxation
Ben counsels clients through complex controversies involving state and local tax agencies, including advocacy from administrative appeals to trial and appellate courts. He works with taxpayers on income, sales and use and unemployment tax matters, as well as unclaimed property disputes, and advises clients on the state and local tax implications of corporate transactions and reorganizations.
During law school, Ben worked for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the state agency that administers the unemployment tax system. While pursuing his bachelor's degree in Financial Information Systems, Ben spent two years working in finance for a division of Emerson Electric Co.
- Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Bloomington — Guest Lecturer, State and Local Taxation I, Spring 2017
- Indiana University Maurer School of Law — Adjunct Professor, State and Local Taxation, Fall 2016