Ben Wolkov’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate counseling and domestic and international transactions, with a primary focus on business formation, business growth, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital investments and financings, and joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Before co-forming AXS, Mr. Wolkov was a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott, Will & Emery, a major international law firm. Mr. Wolkov has significant experience working with businesses of all sizes and across a wide spectrum of industries. Mr. Wolkov has successfully closed dozens of acquisitions and financings for domestic and international clients. Mr. Wolkov’s practice includes the servicing of U.S., European, Asian and Latin American clientele with respect to their cross-border transactional needs.
In addition to his geographical experience, Mr. Wolkov has experience within the infrastructure, health care, life sciences and biotech sectors. He has worked closely with developers and financiers in connection with the construction, development and financing of large-scale infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Latin America (e.g. power plants, toll-roads etc.).
In 2010, 2011 and 2016, Mr. Wolkov was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as part of its Legal Elite, a prestigious peer-selected roster representing less than 2% of the over 60,000 active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Mr. Wolkov is one of only a handful of attorneys statewide named in the “International Law” category of the Legal Elite. In addition, in 2010, Mr. Wolkov was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as one of the “40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County”.
Mr. Wolkov started his career in the Miami office of Hunton & Williams and subsequently worked as an international legal associate in the Mexico City office of Galicia y Robles, a prominent Mexican law firm. In 2005, Mr. Wolkov joined the New York City office of Paul Hastings Janofsky before joining McDermott, Will & Emery in 2006 and becoming a partner in 2008.
Raised in London and Copenhagen, Mr. Wolkov is fluent in Danish. Mr. Wolkov has also lived and worked in Brazil and Mexico and is conversational in Spanish and Portuguese. Mr. Wolkov is admitted to practice in the state of Florida. Mr. Wolkov is active in community and charitable activities.