Ben Tymann's practice focuses on leading clients through disputes and litigation arising from business relationships and commercial transactions, land use and permitting challenges, and contested matters involving project development, construction, and real estate. Ben also maintains a robust corporate compliance practice, advising companies who do business with the government on their most sensitive compliance risks. He has represented clients in both litigation and compliance matters in multiple U.S. and foreign jurisdictions, and across industries, including construction and construction materials, manufacturing, retail, biotech, and health care.
In the land use litigation portion of his practice, Ben's long track record includes representing Massachusetts subsidized housing developers, state subsidizing agencies, and interested parties at all levels of contested proceedings arising under Chapter 40B (from ZBA and Housing Appeals Committee hearings to litigation and appeals). Ben is also a leading practitioner in cases involving the Massachusetts Dover Amendment. His overall civil litigation experience is also extensive, having successfully handled dozens of business, real estate and construction litigation cases inside and outside of Massachusetts.
Ben’s expertise includes the design and implementation of comprehensive compliance programs for companies subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations, and other aggressively enforced federal laws targeting fraud, bribery or corruption. In addition to putting in place effective compliance programs aimed at reducing these and other regulatory risks, Ben has acted as outside compliance counsel for numerous clients to evaluate, monitor and investigate compliance concerns.
Before co-founding Tymann, Davis & Duffy in 2019, Ben operated his own successful law firm, Tymann LLC - Law & Compliance, for nearly five years. Prior to that, Ben practiced for a dozen years at Mintz Levin, one of Boston's largest and most prestigious law firms, where he was a Member (Partner) in the Litigation and Land Use groups and chaired the firm's Corporate Compliance and Investigations Practice. Ben was also a Shareholder in the Litigation and Anti-Corruption Compliance groups at the global law firm Greenberg Traurig, practicing out of the firm's Boston and Washington, D.C. offices while also leading a multi-national client's anti-corruption compliance initiative in Africa.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army. While attending law school at night, Ben then worked at the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development, where he managed the state’s prevailing wage and occupational safety programs. He has a long record of community service and pro bono commitment, including serving as a longtime board member and Past President of the Lawyers Clearinghouse, an organization providing legal services to the homeless, affordable housing groups and community development organizations in the Boston area.
Education: J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2001 (Editor, Suffolk University Law Review);
B.A., Boston University, 1994
Admitted to Practice: Massachusetts; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court