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Ben Kitto is an associate in the Firm's Municipal Finance Group who serves as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in connection with tax-exempt bond financings for 501(c)(3) organizations, particularly charter schools, independent schools, and colleges and universities.
Licensed to practice law in Ohio, Indiana and California, Ben has served as lead associate in bond counsel and underwriter's counsel roles on healthcare and education financings for borrowers or issuers in 20 states. Representative transactions include locally- and multistate program-issued tax-exempt and taxable bonds and loans for charter schools, independent schools, colleges and universities, senior living communities, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, hospitals, and cultural facilities.
Ben is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers' securities law committee, and has presented to NABL's Bond Attorneys' Workshop on ethics in bond counsel and underwriter's counsel engagements. In addition, Ben frequently writes and presents on tax and disclosure matters related to charter school financing.
A 2017 graduate of Leadership Columbus, Ben is active in the community as a member of the board of directors of College Mentors for Kids, Inc., and of the American Red Cross Ohio Buckeye Region Associate Board.
Ben earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from the Washington University School of Law and his Master of Business Administration from the Olin Business School. During his studies, Ben served as Executive Articles Editor of the Jurisprudence Review, President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, and Associate Justice of the Graduate Business Student Association. Ben also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Philosophy and Political Science from Indiana University.
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