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Benjamin Lipman

Adjunct Professor

Benjamin A. Lipman has a diverse practice as a litigator and commercial real estate transactional attorney. In addition, he focuses much of his practice on constitutional law. As a First Amendment lawyer, he is involved in all aspects of representing the press: from libel and privacy defense, to open records and meetings disputes, fighting subpoenas, prepublication review, and intellectual property litigation and transactions. He represents newspapers, television stations, radio, cable, new media, book and music publishers, musicians, and writers. According to a judge on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Ben wields the First Amendment with reckless abandon.

As a commercial litigator, Ben litigates cases in the St. Louis area and across the country, handling trials and appeals.

In his commercial real estate practice, Ben represents mostly big box companies, smaller developers, and owners of income property. He has experience handling real estate deals throughout the United States.

Ben is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He was listed as St. Louis “Lawyer of the Year” for First Amendment litigation for 2017 by Best Lawyers®, and he was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2018 and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2012-2017. When he is not helping his clients achieve their goals, he is dreaming of the days he used to play Australian Rules football.

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