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Overview

Overview

Ben joined the firm in April 2018.  His practice concentrates on civil and commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.  He regularly represents insurers in complex coverage disputes with allegations of bad faith and unfair claim settlement practices.  Ben has experience in commercial general liability, personal, umbrella, and excess and surplus lines of business.  Ben also advises insurers on the construction and wording of policy language for cyber products. 

Ben also represents financial institutions in commercial and consumer litigation ranging from complex foreclosures and construction disputes to evictions and other real estate matters.  He also advises financial institutions on compliance with both federal and state laws and regulations.

Ben advises small and mid-size companies on corporate compliance, risk management, joint ventures, mergers, asset purchases, and reorganizations.

Prior to joining Gfeller Laurie LLP, Ben spent nine years working at a prominent Hartford insurer in its information technology, claims, and marketing departments.

Experience

Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Rhode Island State Bar Association
  • Construction Law Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section’s Executive Committee
  • Standing Committee of Professional Ethics, Member

Civic Activities

  • Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc. (“CRIS”), Board of Directors

Publications

  • “NY Law Against Roofing Contractor Fraud Could Be Broader,” Law360, February 6, 2020. (Subscription Required)
  • 2018 Construction Case Law Summary & Legislative Review (Statutes of Limitation), Connecticut Bar Association – Construction Law Section, 2019.
  • 2017 Construction Case Law Summary & Legislative Review (Statutes of Limitation), Connecticut Bar Association – Construction Law Section, 2018.
  • 2016 Construction Case Law Summary & Legislative Review (Statutes of Limitation), Connecticut Bar Association – Construction Law Section, 2017.

Credentials

Credentials

Admitted to Practice

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Southern New York
  • United States District Court, District of Rhode Island

Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S.
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. with a Certificate in Tax Studies, Connecticut Law Review

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