Benjamin Heywood


Four Seagate
Eighth Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Ben Heywood is a well-rounded business attorney, working in the firm's Business and Real Estate & Construction practice groups. He represents a broad range of business enterprises, ranging in size and spanning industries – including manufacturing, automotive, distribution, commercial banking and finance, and professional services. 

His strengths and expertise cover mergers and acquisitions, supply-chain contracting, and both the sale of goods and secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.  Ben also counsels his clients through commercial disputes and oversees litigation in close partnership with his clients and the firm’s litigation team.

Commercial real estate comprises a considerable portion of Ben’s practice.  He has significant experience in real estate acquisitions, development, leasing, and sales.

Finally, Ben represents both lenders and trade creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations and receiverships.  He enjoys the intersection of commercial law with insolvency and business restructuring.

Before entering the legal field, Ben held positions in the business world, as both a management consultant concentrating on business strategy and process, and as a business analyst with a public utility holding company.

Professional / Community

  • St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy – Board of Trustees
  • ProMedica Health System – Board of Trustees (former)


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Toledo, Order of the Coif
B.A., Spanish, cum laude, Middlebury College
St. John's Jesuit High School


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