Benjamin Cadranel is a business-minded commercial real estate, corporate, and business law attorney.  Mr. Cadranel received his Bachelor’s with Honors and the Departmental Citation in French Literature from UC Davis in 2003, which included a year studying at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France. In 2008, Benjamin earned his Juris Doctorate with Distinction from McGeorge School.  During law school Benjamin studied in Belgium at the Universite Catholique de Louvain for 7 months and ended up student-teaching the Introduction to American law course and guest editing on the European Journal of Consumer Law.  In 2014, while Benjamin was Chief Operating Officer of a rapidly growing commercial real estate acquisition and management company, he simultaneously earned his Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management online through Keller Graduate School of Management.


Today, Benjamin’s legal practice focuses on identifying opportunities and mitigating risk for his clients through a business development and entrepreneurs’ lens.  As an attorney, he leads with listening and addresses head on the issues faced by his clients.  His personable approach, his responsiveness and attention to detail, and his willingness to look 360 degrees around an issue allows him to creatively address real world business issues while simultaneously building long-term relationships for his clients. 


To date, Benjamin has successfully transacted over $100 million dollars in commercial real estate deals for his clients on all sides of the deal, including in mobile home parks, multi-family dwellings, and commercial office and retail space.  He has worked with lender’s counsel to successfully obtain multi-million-dollar commercial loans for his client and at the same time has been responsible for drafting complex partnership agreements to facilitate 1031 exchange investments, and everything in between.   


Life outside of work for Benjamin consists of him chasing after his soon to be 5-year old son who is already a boxing slugger, taking day trips to Napa county with his wife, hiking and walking the nature of Yolo County, and casually dining at the many bountiful farm-to-fork restaurants in the region.  In a perfect world (aka retirement), Ben would be off traveling somewhere unknown and exciting, meeting new friends around his love of food.    

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