Ben Thompson is the Managing Partner of Thompson LLP. He represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate matters. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters, often based in or involving complex intellectual property issues.

Ben has represented buyers, sellers, and other interested parties in acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and strategic alliances. In addition, Ben serves as outside general counsel to multiple private companies, advising on a broad range of operational and governance matters.

Clients appreciate Ben’s strategic approach to identifying effective legal and business solutions as well as his sincere interest in the growth and longevity of their companies. Prior to his legal career, he was a musician and composer and enjoys the ability to employ creativity in his practice, as well as servicing the arts through the firm’s work.

Representative Matters

Represented domestic biotechnology company in its merger with a Luxembourgian acquirer

Represented NEA musician in negotiation of digital content matter

Represented Austrian investment syndicate in financing cross-border gene therapy research and technology firm

Represented cross-border digital marketing company in its acquisition by public British conglomerate

Represented domestic acquirer of public bank and related financing

Represented special committee of the board of directors of public asset management company in its management buyout

Represented software and technology company in its merger with information technology service provider

Represented European shareholder syndicate in successful challenge to domestic holding company’s board conduct and breach of fiduciary duties

Represented cross-border software company through corporate conversion and various rounds of financing and equity restructuring

Represented domestic beverage manufacturer through formation, financing, and multiple restructuring efforts

Benjamin S. Thompson

Areas of Practice

Business and Corporate

Intellectual Property

Commercial Litigation

Data Privacy and E-commerce


Cardozo School of Law, J.D.

Texas A&M University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

New York


National Law Journal, Intellectual Property Trailblazer (2023)

New York Metro Super Lawyers, Rising Stars (2015 - 2020)


Professional Activities

Parsons School of Design at The New School, Adjunct Professor, teaching Business Regulations and Practices (2020 - present)

Parsons Entrepreneur Academy, Instructor (2021 - present)

Cardozo School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Negotiation Strategy (2011 - 2013)

Cardozo School of Law, Lecturer, Advanced Copyright Law (2009 - 2012)

Cardozo School of Law, Mediation and Negotiation Competition Teams Coach (2009 - 2012)



Lessons from Nike, Inc. v. USAPE LLC, The New York Law Journal, August 2023

Planning an Acquisition Strategy in Today’s Economy, Mergers&Acquisitions, June 2023

Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes, 1st edition, Chapter 10: Provisional and Final Remedies, co-author with John Fellas