Ben L. Fernandez is a real estate attorney practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Mr. Fernandez has been practicing law for twenty-three years, and has experience representing:
- Financial Institutions
- Government Housing Finance Agencies
- Non-profit Corporations
- Home Buyers and Sellers
- Clients in Commercial and Residential Mortgage Loan Closings
- Affordable Housing Finance Transactions
- Residential Real Estate Developments on the South Shore and Cape Cod
Ben Fernandez is an Assistant Professor at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. However, he is not practicing law in Florida. Mr. Fernandez has taught Legal Writing at Northeastern University School of Law as an adjunct professor, and Business Law at Cape Cod Community College. He volunteered to teach in Junior Achievement's Financial Literacy program; and he has been a regular speaker at Homebuyer Education Workshops sponsored by South Shore Housing and Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod.
Before opening an office in Plymouth, Mr. Fernandez practiced law in the city of Boston for fifteen years. He worked as in-house counsel for a state-sponsored affordable housing finance agency, managed the business department of a prominent minority-owned firm, and was an associate at two large Boston law firms. Mr. Fernandez has a Master of Laws degree in Banking and Financial Law Studies from Boston University School of Law, as well as a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University.
He has written articles on a number of legal topics, including “The Duties of Mutual Fund Independent Trustees with Respect to the Investment Advisory Fee,” Boston Bar Journal, March / April 1997, at 12; “Lien’s Attachment to Fire Insurance Proceeds,” Mass Lawyers Weekly, May 3, 1993, at 11; “RTC May Disaffirm Part of ‘Divisible’ Contract,” Mass Lawyers Weekly, March 23, 1992, at 11; “Federal Government may Revise Terminology for “Hispanics,” Noticias, Newsletter of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Winter 1996, at 11; “Affirmative Action After Adarand,” Noticias, Newsletter of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Fall 1995, at 11; and “Affirmative Action in Mass. After ‘Adarand,’” Mass Lawyers Weekly, August 21, 1995, at 11.
He persuaded the Federal Court to create new law under the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989. See e.g., Monument Square Assoc. v. RTC, 792 F.Supp. 874 (D.Mass. 1991); Desmond v. FDIC, 798 F.Supp. 829 (D.Mass. 1992); and Grillo v. FDIC, 831 F.Supp. 4 (D.Mass. 1993). Also, he has spoken at seminars on “Commercial Lender Liability” (Mass Bankers Association, 1991) and “Unfair Debt Collection Practices.”