Ben is an attorney and a founding partner of the law firm Archipelago Law. Ben and his partners focus their practice on matters involving Maine’s Blue Economy. Ben’s firm works with individuals and companies helping to reshape the Maine economy by developing new and innovative products and services utilizing Maine’s clean, abundant, and renewable natural resources including its bountiful oceans and coastlines. As part of this practice, Ben works with clients from as far away as Arctic Norway and helps those clients access markets here in North America. Ben’s work in the Arctic and High North Atlantic lead to his 2020 appointment to serve as an Honorary Consular Officer for the Nation of Iceland. Prior to his law practice, Ben worked in business helping companies access, grow, and expand markets across the United States and Canada. Ben grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an avid sailor and boat builder.