Benjamin A. Ried
President of the Board of Directors
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Dauphin County Bar Association
Ben Ried counsels, leads, and collaborates in a broad-based transactional practice. He primarily assists public entities that issue tax-exempt debt obligations to finance and refinance projects, ranging from small bank loans for rural sewer authorities to larger public offerings for municipalities, school districts, and community colleges. Ben represents continuing care retirement communities, volunteer fire departments, and other nonprofit corporations that are permitted to benefit from tax-exempt financing. He also serves as counsel to banks, underwriters, and trustees in both full and limited-scope engagements.
Ben represents Pennsylvania municipalities and authorities on structuring the delivery and financing of sewer, water, and other statutorily-permitted public services. From creating authorities to employing underutilized powers and purposes under the Pennsylvania Municipality Authorities Act, Ben helps navigate the intersection of numerous municipal statutes to achieve optimum delivery of essential public services.
Fluent in Spanish, he dedicates part of his practice to representing Latin American businesses operating in or seeking market entry into the United States, and vice versa.
Ben takes pride in being a servant leader in his community. He served on the steering committee to merge the two volunteer fire companies in Mechanicsburg Borough and was elected to the Board of Directors of the consolidated Mechanicsburg Volunteer Fire Department as an honorary member. He is the Immediate Past President of the Board of The Wildcat Foundation which raises funds for Mechanicsburg Area School District.
- Widener University School of Law, J.D.
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.
- Michigan State University, Master Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Articles & Media
On August 4, 2022, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania overturned a June 2021 Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Appeals Board decision that effectively applied prevailing wages to conduit-financed 501(c)(3) construction projects throughout the Commonwealth.
The law firm of Mette, Evans & Woodside recently announced that attorney Benjamin A. Ried has joined the firm as a shareholder.