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Benjamin E. Ladd

POSITION: Of Counsel

7647 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93720

(559) 433-1300 main
(559) 433-2300 fax

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Juris Doctor, 2005
William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, VA
William and Mary Law Review

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2002
University of Florida


Ben represents businesses of all sizes in their most important transactions, governance, and general corporate matters.  

Ben has substantial experience counseling both buyers and sellers regarding mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, real estate transactions, and joint ventures, as well as borrowers and lenders in complex lending transactions. Ben also advises clients regarding their estate and business succession planning.  Ben often counsels businesses and investors regarding key entity governance documents (LLC operating agreements; shareholders’ agreements, buy/sell agreements), supply chain management, venture capital investing, and technology and intellectual property licensing arrangements.  He has represented developers of and lenders to energy (including solar, biomass, and fossil fuel), chemical, and other large-scale infrastructure projects in EPC and other construction contracts, large equipment purchases and leases, tolling agreements, O&M contracts, fuel supply agreements, terminal services agreements, and transportation contracts. 

Before practicing with McCormick Barstow, Ben practiced at a large international law firm in Virginia, during which time he worked for nine months in the in-house legal department of one of the world’s largest private oil and gas firms. He also has experience outside the legal field from managing operations at a thriving, family-owned almond and citrus ranch in the East San Joaquin Valley. Through all of these experiences, Ben is uniquely positioned to provide superb, practical advice to help his clients achieve their business goals.


Concentrating in complex business, lending, and real estate transactions; estate planning and business succession; and project development and construction.

Professional Associations

Mr. Ladd is a member of the State Bar of California and the Virginia State Bar.