Ben Oklan

Ben Oklan is an associate in Weil’s Tax Department and is based in New York. Ben participates in the representation of Firm clients with respect to the tax aspects of a broad range of partnership and corporate transactional matters. He has significant experience with real estate transactions, including 1031 transactions, qualified opportunity zones, and FIRPTA. He regularly participates in advising REITs on the tax aspects of formation transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and tax compliance. Ben also has experience in private equity fund formation for both private equity fund sponsors and investors.

Ben has significant tax controversy experience and co-authored two briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court for PPL Corp v Commissioner and the companion case Entergy v Commissioner. Ben is admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court, 5th Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining Weil, Ben was a Tax associate at another international law firm.

Ben received his LL.M. from New York University School of Law, his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor of the UCLA Journal of Law and Technology, and his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.