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Jones Foster Shareholder Ben Alexander Elected to Board of Directors

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Feb. 14, 2024) – Jones Foster, a 100-year-old private and commercial law firm, is pleased to announce that real estate shareholder and Palm Beach office head L. Benton “Ben” Alexander, Jr. was elected at the firm’s annual shareholders’ meeting to serve on the board of directors for a three-year term. Mr. Alexander replaces shareholder Peter A. Sachs, who has served on the board since 2018.

“Ben has made significant contributions to the firm over the past 20 years,” said Chairman Scott G. Hawkins. “He has developed a broad real estate practice with deep ties throughout South Florida, particularly in the Palm Beach market, and was pivotal in opening our Palm Beach office. His leadership skills have impacted many firm initiatives over the years so his elevation to board member is a natural progression.”

A Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate attorney, Mr. Alexander performs sophisticated real estate transactions for local and national developers, equity investors, business entities, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, and high-end residential purchasers and sellers. As a result of his extensive experience in the real estate industry and community, Mr. Alexander has cultivated long-lasting relationships to leverage his clients’ business interests. He is uniquely positioned to handle a broad range of matters, including advising on traditional real estate transactions, negotiating complex real estate development deals, and facilitating partnerships between equity funds and developers.

Mr. Alexander holds additional leadership roles within the firm, including co-chair of the Board Certification Committee and chair of the Marketing Committee. He is actively involved in community and industry organizations and currently serves as vice president of the board of trustees of Palm Beach Day Academy. He previously served as president of the Royal Poinciana Chapel, treasurer of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and as a member of the University of Florida Real Estate Advisory Board.

Mr. Alexander is consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Palm Beach Illustrated's "Top Lawyers" list for Real Estate Law. He holds an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating based upon legal ability and ethical standards.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is celebrating its Centennial year as a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices in Palm Beach and Jupiter. Tracing its roots back to 1924, the firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. A significant number of shareholders have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. The firm’s practice groups include Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Tax, Land Use & Governmental, Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, and Trust & Estate Litigation. For more information, please visit