Ben is a business, real estate and tax attorney with over 21 years of experience practicing law in Oregon. He has helped hundreds of clients start and maintain businesses, conduct successful real estate transactions, and file lawsuits, or defend clients in state and federal court. His goal is to provide superior service for a reasonable cost, on-time and within a client's budget.
Mr. Knaupp understands the needs of property owners and businesses due to his experience as a business owner, as an executive of a health care company, and as a real estate investor.
Ben has represented many different clients including individual Oregonians, small businesses, private banks, software companies, real estate investors, medical clinics, franchising companies, public charities, home owners associations, manufacturers, retailers, trust companies and a health care network.
Credentials and Accomplishments
Ben Knaupp graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University Law School in 1997. He was a Lead Articles editor for the BYU Law Review, and the recipient of a Merit Scholarship. He received his BA in Political Science (while also working on a minor in Chinese) at Brigham Young University, on full academic scholarship, graduating summa cum laude with a 3.99 gpa.
Ben was admitted to practice law before all courts in Oregon in September 1997. He was appointed as a Pro Tem Judge for Washington County Circuit Court in 2018 for a 3 year term. He is admitted to the United States Tax Court, and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. He has authored 4 articles that have been published in periodicals including Business Week Magazine, The Asset Protection Journal, The Brigham Young University Law Review, and the International Trade and Business Law Annual of the University of Queensland (Australia). He was the Editor in Chief of the 2012 revised Oregon Health Law Manual.
Ben is a frequent public speaker & instructor. He has been training realtors on Oregon real estate law, speaking at more than a dozen seminars since 2009. He was a presenter at the Oregon Health Law Section's annual meeting for attorneys in 2007 on health law. He was also a presenter at the National Business Institute's 2004 international tax law seminar for attorneys and tax professionals. He has also spoken to consumer and business groups on a variety of business and real estate topics.
When he's not working, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and their 5 children, gardening, sports, playing his Roland Fantom keyboard, guitars, and singing.