Ben has over 20 years of experience counseling entrepreneurs and startup companies on virtually any type of commercial contract and all forms of intellectual property and technology transactions. Over the years, he has helped startups and small businesses negotiate hundreds of deals against large business and public companies. He structures, drafts, and negotiates a wide range of commercial transactions, including all forms of services agreements, including cloud-based service agreements, SaaS agreements, professional service agreements and consulting agreements, all forms of software license agreements, distribution and reseller agreements, website agreements (like terms of service and privacy policies), technology development agreements and technology and IP assignment agreements. Additionally, Ben advises clients regarding data privacy and security issues.
Prior to joining KO, Ben was an attorney in the Technology Transactions Group of Cooley’s Colorado office and an attorney in the Business and Technology Group at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto, California. Ben received his law degree in 1995 from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he was member of the Law Review. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1985. Ben is admitted to practice in Colorado and California. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Boulder County Bar Association.
In addition to caring about his family and friends, Ben cares about giving first, acting with integrity and treating others with respect. He’s an avid (but slow) cyclist and runner and amateur Instagram photographer.