University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2014, Magna Cum Laude, Dean's Awards

Boston College, B.S., Magna Cum Laude

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  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
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Ben Kajer is a member of the Finance & Restructuring section and represents all types of lenders and borrowers in complex financing facilities and structured lending transactions, including:

  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Borrower-side real estate financing 
  • Asset-based lending
  • Traditional commercial lending
  • Mezzanine finance
  • Unsecured lending
  • Real estate acquisition and development

Ben structures, negotiates and documents a variety of finance transactions on behalf of mezzanine debt investors, banks and other financial institutions. He concentrates a significant amount of his practice on the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with senior and subordinate credit facilities, construction loans and other asset-based loans. He likewise dedicates a substantial amount of his practice towards representing borrowers in connection with acquiring and financing real property. Ben’s representation of borrowers in the commercial real estate context spans a broad spectrum of general real estate uses, including commercial, industrial, residential, multi-family and mixed-use developments.

Ben also represents mezzanine and junior capital funds in subordinated debt and equity investment transactions, as well as borrowers in connection with working capital and other secured and unsecured financing arrangements.

Prior to joining Briggs, Ben worked as a legal intern with the Minnesota Vikings and as a public policy intern for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. While in law school, he earned the Dean’s awards in Accounting for Lawyers and Real Estate Transactions.

Honors & Awards

  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association