Marin County Real Estate
and Business Law Attorney




Benjamin C. Graves is a veteran military officer and represents clients in complex real estate transactions, real estate disclosure actions, commercial litigation, title law, escrow, land use, mortgage lending and compliance, and secured creditors’ rights cases. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, Benjamin C. Graves has a focus on complex fraud related to real estate investment, securitization, nondisclosure, and mortgage/ title transactions. Benjamin is a Certified Fraud Examiner, with eighteen years of experience examining fraudulent financial statements to enforce the rights of investors, lenders, partnerships and financial institutions.

Before law school Benjamin C. Graves was a United States Army officer and Attack Helicopter Instructor Pilot-serving in Europe, Africa, and Central America-he holds Airline Transport Pilot certifications in business jet and helicopter categories, and a Learjet type rating. During his eleven years of service Benjamin served with the 229th Attack Helicopter Regiment, the 101st Airborne Division, and with the 11th Armored Cav Regiment (Air Cav), with more than 480 missions involving surveillance and electronic interdiction within the Communist DDR-GDR border sectors in support of the 511th Military Intelligence Sq. Later assignments involved surveillance, interdiction and security missions in C. America leading up to the capture of Manuel Noriega. In 1992, Benjamin set two Learjet World Speed Records: San Francisco-New York (553.7 mph) and San Francisco-Denver (612.11 mph) both set in a Learjet 55A.

In 1998 Benjamin authored “Richards v. Owens-Illinois, Inc.: The Pyrrhic Victory of Proposition 51 and the Death of Fault Immunity for Tobacco,” 33 U.S.F.L. Rev 459; which is cited in the Witkin Summary of California Law and the Commentary of Cal. Civil Code §1714.45.

Benjamin received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law where he served as a member of The USF Law Review, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Benjamin C. Graves is a member of the Real Estate Section of the California Bar Association, the National Military Intelligence Association, Commonwealth Club, and the Anti-Defamation League.