Ben Wolkov has more than twenty years of experience counseling clients in the U.S., Europe and Latin America on a broad range of corporate counseling and domestic and international transactions, with a primary focus on business formation and structuring, business growth and strategy, corporate governance, equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Ben has significant experience working with businesses of all sizes and across a wide spectrum of industries and has successfully closed dozens of acquisitions and financings for domestic and international clients.
Ben has been recognized on multiple occasions by Florida Trend Magazine as part of its Legal Elite, a prestigious peer-selected roster representing less than 2% of the over 60,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. In addition, in 2010, he was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of the “40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County.” In 2020 he was named as a top Lawyer in the 2020 South Florida Legal Guide and he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of “Best Lawyers in America”© for Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
Ben is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law teaching Transactional Skills II – a workshop that helps law students become deal lawyers.
Ben spent the first ten years of his career working at major international law firms in Miami, New York and Mexico City, culminating with him becoming a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott, Will & Emery. For the last ten years, he has practiced in a boutique law firm setting and worked to develop sustainable alternative fee models that take into account the varying needs of his clients.
Raised in London and Copenhagen, Ben is fluent in Danish. Ben has also lived and worked in Brazil and Mexico and is conversational in Spanish and Portuguese. Ben is admitted to practice in the state of Florida. Ben is active in community and charitable activities and sits on several Boards including the American Jewish Committee and the Fountainhead Artists’ Residency.