Benjamin M. Wilson
At Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP, Ben Wilson’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, including real estate, contract, and fraud and theft matters; insurance coverage issues; and nonprofit and performing arts law. Ben’s broad background and experience, in tandem with BHGR’s demonstrated commitment to integrity, accessibility, and excellence, provide a strong foundation for successful, constructive, and durable attorney-client relationships.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Ben served as an officer of the Public Interest Students’ Association, the Colorado Election Law Project, the Student Bar Association, and of the Law Students for the Performing Arts, receiving numerous scholarships for these and other efforts. Ben also served as a volunteer for Colorado Legal Services and competed in several moot court competitions, including as a member of the Law School’s National Moot Court teams. During law school, Ben worked as a law clerk at BHGR and as a legislative policy aide to state Sen. Michael Johnston, concentrating on present and prospective legislation before the Business, Labor and Technology committee of the Colorado Senate. While in law school, Ben also simultaneously earned a master’s degree in public administration. As Ben’s Capstone Project, he assisted one of Denver’s most promising young nonprofits, Engage 8, in its formative stages.
Before law and graduate school, Ben enjoyed a successful career as a critically-acclaimed musician, theater artist, and educator, and continues pursuing these interests as the music director and as a board member of The Catamounts, a nonprofit performing arts and education company in Boulder. When he’s not practicing law, Ben also enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, yoga (the hotter the better), and walking around in these majestic Rocky Mountains.
EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER, 2012
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 1997
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Colorado Bar Association
Boulder County Bar Association
Partner Peter Nichols Talks Super Ditch Project at the Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources
The University of Colorado Boulder hosted the 42nd Annual Colorado Law Conference on Natural Resources on June 16th and 17th. The Colorado River was the focus of this year's conference given the dramatic decline in the levels of Lakes Powell and Mead. Low Water At...
Updated Client Alert: Current State of Colorado Eviction Procedure and Other Changes to Landlord-Tenant Law Effective October 4, 2021.
As of October 4, 2021, the 30-day notice requirement for filing a residential eviction suit for failure to pay rent has expired and Governor Polis has stated that he does not intend to renew that protection. Governor Polis had previously extended Executive Orders D...
“Workouts & Workarounds” in Commercial Real Estate
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, managing partner, Giovanni Ruscitti, moderated a panel on "Workouts and Workarounds" within the Boulder Valley commercial real estate industry. This session was part of BizWest's annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference. Joining him...
In the News
Merritt Named Co-Chair of the Firm’s Trusts, Estates, Probate, and Tax Practice
Shelly Merritt, a partner at Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti, has been named the co-chair of the Firm's Trust, Estates, Probate, and Tax Practice. Merritt has over thirty years of experience representing individuals, families, closely-held businesses, executives, and...
BHGR Introduces the Women’s Leadership Committee
Just in time for Women's History Month, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti LLP formed and formally introduced the BHGR Women's Leadership Committee. The Women's Leadership Committee is comprised of sixteen female attorneys and was established to recognize and cultivate a...
BHGR Partnership Expands with 2023 Elections
The Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti partnership gathered at our Boulder office on January 31, 2023. In that meeting, attorneys Geoff Williamson and Benjamin Wilson were elected Equity Partners, and Elizabeth Froehlke and DJ Goldfarb were elected Non-Equity Partners,...
Updates in California Employment Law: Additional Requirements for Pay Data Reporting and Pay Transparency
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Client Alert: What Employers Must Convey Upon Employee Termination or Separation
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Client Alert: Colorado Places New Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements Between Employers and their Employees
Colorado has long disfavored non-compete agreements within the state. Historically, under C.R.S. § 8-2-113, restrictive covenants were void and unenforceable except for under specific circumstances, including: the purchase and sale of a business or the assets of a...