Eric R. Benson



Eric R. Benson



Eric R. Benson is a director with Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC. His practice focuses on advising businesses on legal matters throughout the life cycle of the business. Mr. Benson advises clients regarding business formation, employment, compensation and incentive plan issues, mergers and acquisitions, leases, contracts, matters related to equities and debt, and general corporate matters. Mr. Benson also advises nonprofit organizations regarding formation, qualification for tax exempt status, mergers and acquisitions, and general matters related to their operations. Other elements of his practice include preparation of legal opinions, estate planning, real estate leasing, healthcare, tax and ERISA law matters. He also has experience preparing and maintaining benefit and compensation plans.

Prior to moving to Denver and joining Ireland Stapleton, Mr. Benson worked at Partners Healthcare in Boston, where he implemented a project using technological innovations and patient entered data to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. He also worked as an associate attorney in the executive compensation and employee benefits plan group of a Boston-based global law firm after graduating from law school in 2007. Further, Mr. Benson has experience as a policy consultant for the nonprofit organization Health Care For All, where he worked to assist and guide the implementation of the Massachusetts health insurance reforms that became the model for the federal Affordable Care Act.

Presentations and Publications

  • Author, “PACE: Leveraging Real Property to Fund Energy Improvements,” Colorado Bar Association Real Estate Law Newsletter, Spring 2015
  • Author, “States Lead the Way on Health Insurance Reform: A Comparison of Massachusetts and California Reform,” Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics, Spring 2007
  • Author, “Overcoming Hurdles to Health Insurance Reform: Lessons of Massachusetts Health Reforms for Future Reformers,” Context, 2007


  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Personal Interests

Mr. Benson enjoys skiing of all types, rock climbing, cycling, healthcare policy, bioethics and philosophy.

Contact Info

Practice Areas


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2007
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Honors & Awards

  • Recipient of Edison Prize for Excellence in Political Ideas at Dartmouth College


  • Admitted to practice in Colorado
  • Admitted to practice in Massachusetts