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. A special focus on complex fraud related to real estate investment, securitization, nondisclosure, and mortgage/ title transactions sets his firm apart from other firms. Benjamin is a Certified Fraud Examiner, with eighteen years of experience examining fraudulent financial statements on behalf of investors, lenders, partnerships and financial institutions.

Before law school Benjamin was a United States Army officer and Attack Helicopter Instructor Pilot-serving in Europe, Africa, and Central America; and he holds an Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane and Helicopter), and a Learjet Type rating. During his eleven years of service Benjamin was an officer in the 11th ACR, with mission assignments to patrol the Communist DDR-GDR border in support of the 511th Military Intelligence Sq., until he was assigned to missions in support of US efforts in C. America leading to the surrender of Manuel Noriega. 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.

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.