Ben Stulberg is recognized as a leading advisor in the United States' M&A market. Described by The Legal 500 as "a prolific player in public and cross-border M&A," he has represented clients in more than $100 billion worth of transactions. Ben focuses on public company representations and cross-border deals and frequently advises clients on matters relating to corporate governance, shareholder activism, takeover preparedness, and SEC compliance. In addition, he has substantial experience with deal-related disputes, in both pre-closing and post-closing litigation.
Ben has counseled clients on numerous transactions in various industries, with a particular niche in public company and complex, cross-border transactions. His representative experience includes: Marathon Petroleum's acquisition of Andeavor for $23.3 billion; MPLX LP and Marathon Petroleum's $20 billion acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners; Goodrich Corporation's $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies; Sherwin-Williams' $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar; various transactions for Procter & Gamble, including the divestiture of its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billion and the divestitures of its Folgers coffee business and its consumer health care partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals; Parker-Hannifin's $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR Inc.; Cintas' $2.2 billion acquisition of G&K Services; the sale of Harry & David to 1-800-FLOWERS.com; Avient's $1.5 billion acquisition of Clariant's masterbatch business; and Cleveland-Cliffs' $1.1 billion acquisition of AK Steel. Other companies with which he has worked on substantial matters include Chart Industries, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Diebold-Nixdorf, Jefferies & Co., KeyBanc Capital Markets, and OM Group.
Ben is the hiring partner for the Cleveland Office.
- December 2014
Minimizing Post-Closing Disputes: Tips On What To Watch For And What To Avoid
"Prolific player in public and cross-border M&A"The Legal 500
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. magna cum laude 2007; Order of the Coif; Associate Coordinator, Law Review; M.B.A. 2007); The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in Economics 2003)
The Legal 500 United States — Next Generation Partner (M&A: Large Deals [$1bn]) (2020)
Crain's Cleveland Business "Who to Watch in Law" (2016)
Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013-2020)