Benjamin Takis, Founding Attorney
Since beginning his career in 2006, Ben has represented some of the largest pension funds, welfare trusts and labor organizations in the country, along with public charities, private foundations, lobbying groups, trade associations, and other non-profits of all types and sizes. Prior to starting his own firm in 2012, Ben worked as an associate at the premier labor firm Bredhoff & Kaiser and the leading employee benefits boutique Groom Law Group. Ben has also served as Of Counsel to Weinberg, Jacobs & Tolani LLP since March 2013.
Ben earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2006, where he graduated magna cum laude, with a concentration in taxation. As a law student, Ben was a recipient of the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law, and a winner of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition.
Ben’s writing on employee benefits matters has twice been featured in BNA publications, and his writing on tax-exempt organizations law has been featured in the Thomson Reuters publication Taxation of Exempts.
Ben is also an active public speaker, teaching over 20 classes and workshops per year, at venues including the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, the Foundation Center, the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, American University Washington College of Law, Tidewater Community College, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and more.
Ben is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.
“I have worked with Ben since March 2013, when he joined my firm Weinberg, Jacobs & Tolani, LLP as Of Counsel (at the same time that I joined Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC as Of Counsel). Ben’s understanding of the organizational and tax law of nonprofit organizations, as well as his strong work ethic and absolute honesty, have inspired my admiration and respect. For these reasons, after a 44-year career, I was proud to recommend to my nonprofit clients that they continue with Ben when I retired from the practice of law in July 2015 and sold my practice to Tax-Exempt Solutions PLLC. I know that my clients are in good hands, and continue to refer work to Ben whenever I can.”
-Mark B. Weinberg, Weinberg, Jacobs & Tolani, LLP