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, minority investments, divestitures, and restructurings.
Recent transactions include:
- 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; 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 recent pro bono service has included:
- Counseling not-for-profits or their boards of directors on various corporate governance matters; and
- Representing charitable organizations in complex commercial transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, and the certification and sale of carbon offsets.
Mr. Bodamer has written about and given talks on various topics, including distressed M&A transactions, earnout provisions, voluntary and compliance carbon markets, and the avoidance of extra-contractual liability.
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. A former college hurdler, he currently sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the Friends of Harvard Track.