Ben Swartzendruber


Ben Swartzendruber

Commitment to Clients and Communities

I like the intellectual aspects of structuring deals but that’s not the reason I’m at Applegate. Finding ways to make our clients’ transformative community development projects happen is the fuel that powers me through the complexities and uncertainties of the tax code.  I am very fortunate to have found a practice that is both interesting and impactful.

Career Overview

Current Focus: I helped to establish our new market tax credit (NMTC) practice and am active in historic (HTC), housing (LIHTC) and opportunity zone (QOZ) transactions.

Highlights: I was thrilled to have been selected as a fellow of the Center for Redevelopment Excellence (CUREx) at the University of Pennsylvania and join some of the most effective and innovative young leaders in community development.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Member, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Member, Section on Taxation

Ben is thoughtful, thorough and solution-oriented. His knowledge, efficiency and dedication make him a trusted partner, from structuring through closing.


Our attorneys have a passion for helping our clients reclaim and re-invigorate neighborhoods and cities. We represent developers, tax credit syndicators, investors, tax-exempt community development organizations and public housing authorities. They trust us to get the job done–please come talk with us to learn why you should too.

Let’s Work Together