Benjamin Howard is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.

Mr. Howard represents public and private companies, private equity funds, and other clients in several types of transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buy-outs
  • Joint ventures
  • Co-investments
  • Equity investments
  • Carve-outs
  • Restructuring transactions
  • General corporate matters, including corporate governance

He advises clients on a variety of transactions within several industries, including energy, infrastructure, technology, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, retail, food processing, defense, gaming, and entertainment.

Mr. Howard’s experience includes advising:

  • Affiliates of certain funds managed by Basalt Infrastructure Partners in their acquisition of Skyway Towers
  • Affiliates of certain funds managed by Consonance Capital Partners in their strategic partnership with affiliates of certain funds managed by The Carlyle Group in the ownership of Orsini Specialty Pharmacy
  • Redbox Automated Retail, LLC in its business combination with Seaport Global Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company*
  • Tops Markets Corporation in its merger with The Golub Corporation, the owner and operator of Price Chopper/Market 32*
  • Foresight Energy LP in connection with its chapter 11 reorganization*
  • Affiliates of certain funds managed by Apollo Global Management, Inc. in their acquisition of Snapfish, LLC*
  • The Chatterjee Group and affiliates of certain funds managed by Rhône Capital in their acquisition of the Lummus Technology business from McDermott International, Inc. in connection with McDermott International, Inc.’s chapter 11 restructuring*
  • The Hershey Company in its acquisition of SkinnyPop parent Amplify Snack Brands*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A. in English, Williams College
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English