Benjamin T. Auten

Benjamin T. Auten is an associate at Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP practicing primarily in the area of transactional real estate with an emphasis on commercial matters.  His legal experience includes representing clients in acquisitions and dispositions, development, financing, opinion letters, leasing, and related corporate and limited-liability company matters.  Immediately prior to joining Rice Reuther Sullivan & Carroll, LLP, Ben was an attorney at a multi-jurisdictional law firm where he also handled various transactional commercial real estate matters in both northern and southern Nevada.

Ben is an accomplished golfer, having won the 1997 Class 4A State Tournament in Nevada as a junior and played on the University of Oregon golf team.  He received a bachelor of science degree in sociology with an area of concentration in politics & social movements from the University of Oregon. Ben attended law school at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California where he received his juris doctor degree.  Ben was also a staff editor for the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and earned high grade awards in Civil Motion Practice, Constitutional Law I and II, Intellectual Property & Competition Law, and Legal Synthesis I.  Ben finished 2nd in his class of 75 and graduated summa cum laude in December 2011.

Ben is licensed to practice law in the state of Nevada.

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Education

  • J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law, summa cum laude, December 2011
  • B.Sc., Sociology, University of Oregon, June 2002
    • Area of Concentration, Politics and Social Movements

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
    • Acquisitions & Dispositions
    • Development
    • Financing
    • Opinion Letters
    • Leasing
  • Corporate

Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Nevada Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine (2016)
  • Lead Counsel Rating, Business Law and Real Property Law (since 2015)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Nevada
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Clark County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada