Ben is a real estate, business, and tax attorney with 16 years of experience practicing law in Oregon. He has helped hundreds of clients defend illegal foreclosures, start and maintain businesses, minimize tax burdens, and conduct successful real estate transactions. 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 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, homeowners, small businesses, 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 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 2010 revised Oregon Health Law Manual published by the Oregon State Bar.
Ben is a frequent public speaker & instructor. He has been training realtors on Oregon real estate law and foreclosure law 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 20 years and their 5 children, gardening, sports, playing his Roland Fantom keyboard, guitars, and singing.
Areas of Practice
- Foreclosure Defense
- Foreclosure Alternatives
- Real Estate Law
- Business & Commercial Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Tax Law
- Estate Planning and Probate
- Trademark Law
- Oregon, 1997
- U.S. District Court District of Oregon, 1997
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Oregon, 1997
- U.S. Tax Court
- Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah - 1997
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Recipient of a Merit Scholarship
- Law Review: BYU Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
- Brigham Young University
- B.A. summa cum laude
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: Chinese
- Editor in Chief, Revised Oregon Health Law Manual, 2010
- Presenter, Health Law, Oregon Health Law Section's Annual Meeting for Attorneys , 2007
- Presenter, Attorneys and Tax Professionals, National Business Institute's 2004 international Tax Law Seminar
- Speaker, Business and Real Estate Topics, Consumer and Business Groups