General Counsel at Manhattan West where he is charged with overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal affairs. Mr. Vega has over 20 years of experience in complex business transactions across a range of industries. Over the course of his career in business and law, Mr. Vega’s skillful expertise handling high stakes litigation matters resulted in favorable outcomes for the clients he served.Benjamin Vega is the
Mr. Vega has extensive expertise in Private Equity, M&A, Finance, Banking, Gaming, Media, Professional Sports and Construction. Notably, he negotiated the purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes on behalf of his principal. He also negotiated the purchase of the SLS Hotel Las Vegas where he represented his principal before the Nevada Gaming Commission among other government agencies and administrative law boards. A skillful counselor and deeply respected legal mind, Mr. Vega’s list of legal accomplishments are impressive.
Prior to joining Manhattan West, Mr. Vega served as the General Counsel for the Meruelo Group, a multi-asset family office with holdings in casinos, professional sports, hotels and media properties across the country. Prior to Meruelo, Mr. Vega was Senior Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment and also served as an Associate General Counsel for Ascent Media Group. Mr. Vega began his legal career with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Mr. Vega earned an AB from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Active in philanthropy, Mr. Vega serves as a Trustee at the prestigious Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California and is a member of the Lynwood Partners Educational Foundation Superintendent’s Council.
As a self-described music enthusiast, in his free time, Mr. Vega enjoys listening to live music at the Hollywood Bowl. A native Angeleno, Mr. Vega resides in Los Angeles with his family.