Ben Maida concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and securities matters. He has advised public companies, private companies, and private equity firms (and their portfolio companies) on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. Ben also advises strategic corporate investors in connection with their investments in early stage and emerging growth companies.Prior to law school, Ben served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy. His tours involved serving as a division head and assistant department head aboard two naval warships stationed in Jacksonville, Florida and as a staff officer at the U.S. Naval Academy's preparatory school in Newport, Rhode Island.