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About Ben

Trial-ready and tenacious litigation counsel

Ben Nielsen is an experienced litigator, trial lawyer and appellate advocate representing clients in complex commercial and civil matters and appeals in Arizona and nationwide. He has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation matters across a variety of industries. The time Ben spent in-house working for a large public university helps him better understand, represent and efficiently resolve problems for institutional clients. Ben focuses on:

  • Commercial litigation, including class actions and appeals
  • Antitrust litigation and compliance

  • Financial services and mortgage litigation
  • Complex contract and commercial torts
  • Employment litigation
  • Real estate/property disputes
  • Professional liability
  • Franchise litigation
  • Advising higher education institutions
  • Appellate work

Ben uses a client-centric, results-oriented approach and is widely known by his clients for being accessible and responsive. He understands each client’s business needs and client service preferences and leverages firm resources — including in the areas of real estate, health care, employment, tax, bankruptcy and intellectual property — to provide a full range of services.

Ben is the pro bono partner for the firm's Phoenix office and serves as chair of the Phoenix Summer Associate Committee.

Experience in Action

  • Representing multiple listing services and other real estate associations and organizations in antitrust litigation and compliance, both locally and nationally.

  • Representing financial services institutions and mortgage companies, including in lien disputes, quiet title actions, tax lien foreclosures, excess proceeds litigation, noncompete and nonsolicitation issues, defense of consumer complaints involving FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, TILA and state law claims, and so on.
  • Representing businesses in corporate and commercial disputes, including contract disputes, defense and assertion of claims related to officers and directors, shareholder and LLC member disputes, commercial torts, nonsolicitation and noncompete agreements, creditor claims and insurance claims.
  • Representing direct sales companies, including in all stages of litigation and in connection with governmental investigations.
  • Representing higher education institutions, including in areas of government regulation; administrative, disciplinary and Title IX hearings; assisting with open meetings and public records laws and issues; and all stages of litigation.
  • Advising on real estate disputes, including title claims, contract disputes, real estate professional claims, commission disputes, construction matters, lien claims, lease enforcement and defense, and administrative claims.
  • Defending and prosecuting professional liability claims and select personal and financial injury matters.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (2021-2024: Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2020-2024: Business Litigation)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys, member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, volunteer (2009-2023)
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, member, board member (2019)
  • Salvation Army Legal Clinic, volunteer
  • Capital School Homeroom Program, volunteer
  • Senator Jon Kyl and the Senate Judiciary Committee, legal fellow (2011)
  • Chief Judge John Roll, District of Arizona, judicial extern (2010)
  • American Youth Soccer Organization, coach (2014-2022)
  • Mesa Youth Sports, volunteer volleyball coach (2020-2023)

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