Benjamin M. Cox
Ben joined Herndon, Morton, Herndon & Yaeger immediately upon graduation from law school and became a partner in 2015. Ben specializes in individual, fiduciary, corporate, estate and gift tax planning, as well as estate and trust planning and administration. In addition, Ben has assisted employers with the implementation and ongoing compliance with the Affordable Care Act; the design and management of profit sharing, 401(k) and 403(b) plans (including “church plans”); and choice of entity, formation, operation and dissolution of business entities, and rights of owners in disputes.
Ben frequently advises landowners and royalty owners in the negotiation of oil and gas leases, as well as in negotiations involving the sale of oil and gas interests. Ben has negotiated numerous surface use, well site, roadway and pipeline right-of-way agreements. He assists clients in understanding, verifying and correcting Division Order and Royalty Statements to ensure accurate payment of royalties. Further, Ben provides reviews of Pooling and Unitization Agreements to verify the accuracy of acreage calculations, including resolution of title issues affecting a client’s oil and gas interests and payments.
State Court Admissions
Federal Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States Tax Court