Ben Wells represents companies and investors in financings, corporate transactions, corporate governance, technology-based transactions and general corporate matters. He also has significant experience in startup counseling, corporate formation and serving as outside general counsel for start-up to midsized companies.
Prior to joining Huggins Reddien LLP, Ben was the President and General Counsel of UCS, a company specializing in rehabilitation and make-readies at multifamily properties. At UCS, he led three acquisitions and then the eventual sale of the company. During his tenure UCS was named to the Inc. 5000 list four times and the Austin Business Journal Fast 50 list twice, and it grew from 12 employees to over 100.
Prior to UCS, Ben was an associate attorney in the Austin office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC and an associate in the Houston office of Andrews & Kurth LLP, specializing in corporate and securities matters.
Ben has been actively involved in the Austin community for many years, serving on the Board of Directors of JDRF (Austin Chapter); on the Board of Directors, as Vice President and as Chair of various committees of the Austin Apartment Association; on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Day School; as Annual Fund chair for Trinity Episcopal School; and on the PA Board of Directors and as PA Treasurer for St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.
Ben received his JD, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard Law School and his BA in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ben spent two years teaching undergraduate economics as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and was twice awarded the Derek Bok Certificate of Distinction in Teaching at Harvard. He is an avid traveler and student of foreign languages and speaks intermediate-level French and German (CEFR B1).