Michael joined Wingate Healthcare in 2001 and brings over 19 years of healthcare real estate experience to Wingate. His responsibilities include oversight of all legal matters, human resources, risk management and acquisitions. Prior to joining Wingate, he was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Meditrust Corporation, at one time the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). He was responsible for all of the company’s legal affairs, negotiation of major transactions and corporate and securities compliance programs. Prior to joining Meditrust, he was an attorney at the Boston law firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed and Gesmer, specializing in real estate lending and development. Mr. Benjamin is also a past President and the current Chairman of the Board of Temple Emanuel of Newton.