Ben has worked in the tax credit industry since 2012. He advises for-profit and not-for-profit clients on attracting New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing to help them fill financing gaps while driving investments in low-income communities throughout the United States.

Ben also advises clients on other tax credit opportunities, including transferability, elective pay, and bonus credits brought about by the Inflation Reduction Act. Through these and other activities, he helps clients achieve various corporate initiatives, such as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, meeting regulatory requirements under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), managing effective tax rates, and increasing economic returns.

Prior to joining Moss Adams, Ben focused on underwriting, negotiating, structuring, and closing multimillion-dollar NMTC and Historic Tax Credits (HTC) equity investments, with an emphasis on working capital transactions and projects located on Tribal lands.

Earlier in his career, Ben practiced law in Connecticut with a focus on commercial business litigation, municipal law, and land use.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Powering Your Organization’s Future with Renewable Energy
    (TEGE Exempt Organizations Council, November 2023)
  • Low-Income Housing, New Markets, and Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits
    (Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Credits and Incentives Symposium, November 2023)
  • Tribal Finance Webinar Series: Funding Healthcare Facilities on Tribal Nation Reservations
    (Council of Development Finance Agencies Webcast, October 2023)
  • Free Money! Calling All Government and Non-Profits
    (2023 AICPA & CIMA Governmental & Not-For-Profit Training Program, October 2023 )
  • Tax Credits & Incentives for the Wine Industry
    (Moss Adams Roundtable, July 2023)
  • Tax Credits for Financial Institutions
    (Texas Banker’s Association, June 2023)
  • New Market Tax Credit Investing on Tribal Lands
    (Novogradac Conference, January 2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Colorado State Bar
  • Member, Connecticut State Bar
  • Member, Missouri State Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar


  • BS, agricultural business, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • JD, University of Kentucky College of Law
  • MS, animal science, University of Wyoming

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