Education
Northeastern University, J.D. & Union College, B.A. History and Political Science
Professional Designations
Wyoming & Massachusetts Bar Associations
Hometown
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Unusual Skills
Proficient in air guitar, air bass and air drums
Little Known Fact
Lived in Israel for a year and worked at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism
Hobbies
Skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, volleyball, cooking, reading, and gardening
Volunteerism
Serves on the board and teaches an after school program for the Jackson Hole Jewish Community
Favorite Thing to Do in Jackson
Explore new areas – ski terrain, hikes, etc. – end the day with a soak in hot springs

Ben Goldberg

Partner & General Counsel

As a young attorney working in a traditional law firm, Ben often felt as if he was serving as a referee for his clients; addressing issues after the fact that had already come to a head. He was inspired to join New West as in-house counsel so that he could serve in a more strategic role, anticipating issues before they arise, navigating the broader legal environment, identifying proactive solutions, and delivering the best results for the business. Ben finds it incredibly motivating to be a member of a team dedicated to and driven by excellence, and he is excited to be helping that team win the game, rather than just calling balls and strikes.

Ben’s primary responsibilities are to advise executive and senior management, review and create contracts with clients, subcontractors, employees, and vendors, manage legal matters including legal and regulatory compliance, implement corporate directives and liaise with outside counsel.

Ben enjoys working with the talented, motivated and dedicated New West team and enjoys the fast-paced and diverse nature of his work. He is continuously honing and expanding his legal knowledge and skills, as well as his industry knowledge, financial acumen, and leadership skills.

Favorite Quote:
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.“