Ben B. West

Ben B. West

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Ben West focuses his practice on all areas of real estate matters including ownership and development; sales and acquisitions; land planning and zoning; financing, condemnation and leasing; and both long-term ground leases and commercial leases.


  • Negotiated, structured, and documented the sale of real property, improved and unimproved

  • Negotiated, structured, and documented the acquisition and management of improved properties such as shopping centers and office parks

  • Negotiated, structured, and documented real estate developments from inception, including assemblage of real property for development, land planning and land use agreements, and financing

  • Negotiated, structured, and documented leases, including ground leases, retail leases, and farm and ranch leases

  • Negotiated, structured, and documented condemnation transactions

Prior Experience

  • United States Navy 1957-1960; USS Samuel N. Moore (DD 747), Gunnery Officer


  • The Best Lawyers in America®by Woodward/White Inc. (Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law); 1983-2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Real Estate, Business/Corporate); 2003-2005

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; President, Real Estate Section, 1981

  • Member, Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys

  • General Counsel and Board of Directors, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

  • General Counsel, Hillcrest Foundation

  • Member, Dallas Leadership Council of The University of Texas at Austin

  • Member, Dallas Citizens Council

  • Member, Brook Hollow Golf Club