Benton B. Bodamer is a senior corporate associate in the Boston office of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, and began his legal career as an associate in the Firm’s Dallas office. He regularly represents public and private companies and financial sponsors in complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, divestitures, and restructurings.
Recent transactions include:
- Providence Equity Partners – Carve-out acquisition of Informa plc’s corporate training businesses;
- Berkshire Partners – Acquisition of a majority interest in SRS Distribution Inc., the fourth-largest residential roofing distributor in the United States;
- Providence Equity Partners – Acquisition of Miller Heiman, a Reno, Nevada-based sales performance training and consulting firm;
- Thomas H. Lee Partners – Acquisition of Fogo de Chao Churrascaria, a chain of fine dining, full-service restaurants headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with locations in the United States and Brazil;
- Advent International – Acquisition of a majority interest in Morrison Supply Company, one of the top distributors of plumbing and HVAC supplies in the United States; and
- Iron Mountain Inc. – Carve-out sale of Iron Mountain’s online backup and recovery, digital archiving, and electronic discovery business units to Autonomy Corp. plc.
Mr. Bodamer is co-chair of Weil’s Boston Pro Bono Committee, a member of the Firm’s global Pro Bono Committee, and currently serves as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Public Service Committee for the Business Transactions Section. His ongoing pro bono service frequently includes:
- Counseling not-for-profits or their boards of directors on various corporate governance matters; and
- Representing various charitable organizations in complex commercial transactions, such as joint ventures, mergers, and the certification and sale of carbon offsets.
Mr. Bodamer has written about and given talks on numerous topics, including the avoidance of pre-contractual or extra-contractual liability, distressed M&A transactions, earnout provisions, and voluntary and compliance carbon markets.
Before joining Weil, Mr. Bodamer was a Moritz Scholar at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, graduating with honors in 2006. Prior to his legal career, he studied archaeology at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge where his research focused on the role of hallucinogenic toads in Mesoamerican shamanic ritual and the use of archaeological remains in modern pharmaceutical drug discovery.