Benjamin Auten

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Ben Auten is an associate in the Las Vegas office of Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP, with a legal practice concentrating on transactional real estate, including, but not limited to, acquisitions and dispositions, development, financing, opinion letters, leasing of both commercial and residential property, and related corporate matters.

Ben is a native of Las Vegas and graduated from Bonanza High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with an area of concentration in Politics & Social Movements from the University of Oregon.  Later, Ben attended law school in San Diego, California at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor degree in December 2011.  He finished second in his graduating class of 75 and earned summa cum laude honors.


  • Transactional Real Estate
  • Acquisitions
  • Development
  • Dispositions
  • Financing
  • Leasing
  • Opinion Letters
  • Corporate and Limited-Liability Companies
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2011)
  • University of Oregon (B.Sc., 2002)
  • Supreme Court of Nevada, 2012
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2012
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Commercial Alliance Las Vegas
  • Real Property Law Section - State Bar of Nevada
  • Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter - Support Affiliate
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Digital Certificate – Intellectual Property (2016)
  • Nevada Business Magazine - Legal Elite (2016)
  • Lead Counsel Rating - Business Law and Real Property Law (2015)
  • CCIM Southern Nevada Perspective, July-August 2016 Edition – “Legal Opinion Letters in Real Estate Transactions: What’s the Deal?”
  • “The Commerce Tax: 4 Key Points to Consider” – 2016
  • CCIM Southern Nevada Perspective, July-August 2015 Edition – “The Often-Used and Sometimes Misunderstood Letter of Intent”
  • “Opt-In Requirements Under Article 8 of the UCC and Nevada Law” – 2015
  • “NRS 40.455(1) and Deficiency Judgments” – 2015
  • “Material Adverse Effect: Notes and Practice Tips in Light of Recent Delaware Case Law” – 2015
  • “Equitable Dissolution of LLC in Nevada: A Possibility” – 2015
  • CCIM Southern Nevada Perspective, July-August 2014 Edition – “Title Insurance Basics and Clarifications”
  • “The Power of NRS 116.3116: Superpriority Liens for Homeowners’ Association” – 2014
  • “Universal Concepts of Fraudulent Transfer Law: Good Faith and Conduit Defenses” – 2014
  • “Universal Concepts of Fraudulent Transfer Law: Intent to Defraud” – 2014
  • “Proving Your Legal Malpractice Claim Against a Private Criminal Defense Attorney” – 2014
  • “Insurance Coverage and the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Nevada” – 2014