We are thrilled to announce the addition of Ben Lauritsen as a shareholder.

Lauritsen previously served as the General Counsel for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter, where he advised team and venue leadership in all legal matters and business operations. Ben’s in-house legal experience working directly with senior management, boards of directors, and ownership across all business growth stages enables him to serve as a trusted advisor to Schwabe clients on their most vital challenges and opportunities.

This strategic hire reflects Schwabe’s commitment to delivering exceptional legal services with specific and deep knowledge of the sports and entertainment industry.

“We are excited to welcome Ben to the Schwabe family,” said Schwabe Consumer Products, Retail and Manufacturing Industry Group Leader Mike Cohen. “Sports and entertainment are the ultimate consumer products, and we’re thrilled to grow our existing bench of expertise and enhance support for clients in this space. Ben’s extensive experience as General Counsel gives him a unique ability to understand clients’ business goals and tailor solutions to their needs. This expansion of our team strengthens our ability to pair smart, strategic legal counsel with first-hand knowledge of what’s most important to our clients.”

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