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R. Benjamin Straus

Senior Associate

P 502-562-7166 F 502-589-0309 C 502-407-2836

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

 

Ben Straus is a member of the Firm's Real Estate & Lending Service Team. He concentrates his practice on commercial lending transactions and the sale, acquisition, leasing and development of commercial property.

R. Benjamin Straus

Location

500 West Jefferson Street
Suite 2800
Louisville, KY 40202

Representative Matters

  • Represent out-of-state lenders in the review of commercial mortgages, assignments and releases to verify enforceability under Kentucky law.
  • Prepare deeds conveying real estate to and from businesses, trusts, trust beneficiaries and individuals.
  • Represent local lenders in the preparation and negotiation of commercial loan documents including credit agreements, mortgages, security agreements, promissory notes, guaranties, trademark assignments and amendments extending lines of credit.
  • Prepare and negotiate commercial office building leases on behalf of landlords and tenants.
  • Prepare and negotiate settlement agreements between developers and condominium associations regarding disputes over terms in the master deeds.
  • Prepare and negotiate real estate sale and purchase agreements and closing documents on behalf of sellers and buyers.
  • Prepare local counsel opinion letters on behalf of out-of-state lenders in connection with multi-state loan transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Wyatt, Ben practiced law with the Louisville firm, Tilford Dobbins Alexander, PLLC, where he focused his practice on real estate transactions and commercial litigation.

Education

2009 - J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

2006 - B.A., Miami University of Ohio

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville Bar Association, Chair, Real Estate Section (2015); Vice Chair, Real Estate Section (2014)
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Community Service Chair, Real Estate Section (2013)
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of Louisville, Board of Directors’ Secretary (2015 - Present)
  • Planning Committee for the Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference (2015 – Present)
  • Leadership Louisville's Focus Louisville Program (2012)

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • The Legal Aid Society’s Justice for All Campaign
  • Kentucky Country Day Alumni Board

Representative Matters

  • Represent out-of-state lenders in the review of commercial mortgages, assignments and releases to verify enforceability under Kentucky law.
  • Prepare deeds conveying real estate to and from businesses, trusts, trust beneficiaries and individuals.
  • Represent local lenders in the preparation and negotiation of commercial loan documents including credit agreements, mortgages, security agreements, promissory notes, guaranties, trademark assignments and amendments extending lines of credit.
  • Prepare and negotiate commercial office building leases on behalf of landlords and tenants.
  • Prepare and negotiate settlement agreements between developers and condominium associations regarding disputes over terms in the master deeds.
  • Prepare and negotiate real estate sale and purchase agreements and closing documents on behalf of sellers and buyers.
  • Prepare local counsel opinion letters on behalf of out-of-state lenders in connection with multi-state loan transactions.

Professional Experience

  • Prior to joining Wyatt, Ben practiced law with the Louisville firm, Tilford Dobbins Alexander, PLLC, where he focused his practice on real estate transactions and commercial litigation.

Education

2009 - J.D., University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law

2006 - B.A., Miami University of Ohio

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Louisville Bar Association, Chair, Real Estate Section (2015); Vice Chair, Real Estate Section (2014)
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Community Service Chair, Real Estate Section (2013)
  • Young Real Estate Professionals of Louisville, Board of Directors’ Secretary (2015 - Present)
  • Planning Committee for the Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference (2015 – Present)
  • Leadership Louisville's Focus Louisville Program (2012)

Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Western District of Kentucky

Civic Involvement

  • The Legal Aid Society’s Justice for All Campaign
  • Kentucky Country Day Alumni Board
R. Benjamin Straus