Benton M. Schallip

ContactBenton M. Schallip

Ben is a Member of Miller Johnson in the firm’s business section.  He represents clients in matters involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions.

Corporate Finance

Ben counsels corporate clients, lenders and finance funds in connection with bilateral and syndicated loan transactions. He negotiates and coordinates logistics of asset-based finance facilities, acquisition finance, cash flow lending, and financing for start-up ventures. He often acts as the primary attorney responsible for communicating with clients in the drafting and negotiating of all documents required in order to complete a transaction.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ben has experience in advising equity funds and privately held companies in transactions which include mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures. He has represented clients on the “buy-side” and “sell-side” of transactions involving asset transfers and transfer of stock.

Commercial Transactions

In addition to his finance and M&A work, Ben also maintains an active general corporate practice advising closely held and publicly traded companies in their day-to-day legal needs. He has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements with a special focus on commercial transactions involving clients in the automotive, healthcare, food & beverage, and supply chain industries.

Prior to joining Miller Johnson, Ben was an associate at an Am Law 200 law firm. He is licensed to practice in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois.


Ben has been named as a 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Banking and Finance Law.


Mr. Schallip was awarded his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2014. He earned his B.A., Political Science, from Miami University in 2011. He was captain of the Miami University sailing team and completed a study abroad program in Luxembourg.