Benjamin R. Hanan: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Benjamin R. Hanan

Sarasota Managing Partner and Firmwide Management Committee Co-Chair
Sarasota,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Corporate Law / Business Organizations
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Public and Private Joint Ventures
  • Taxation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Healthcare
  • Securities
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL, 34230
University The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1991; The University of Texas at Austin, M.P.A., 1993
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University, J.D., with highest honors, 1996
Admitted1996, Florida

Professional and Community Affiliations

•Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Past Chairman and current Director
•Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Chairman of Board
•IMG Academies Student-Athlete Foundation, Founding Director
•Economic Development Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc., Board Member
•Leadership Sarasota, Graduate, 1999
•Sarasota County Bar Association, Member


Benjamin R. Hanan currently serves as Co-Chair of the fim's Management Committee and is the Managing Partner of the Sarasota office. He works in the trust and estate and corporate practice groups. Ben's principal areas of practice include business and estate planning.

As part of his business practice, Ben regularly counsels businesses and business owners on entity formation and funding, organizational and capital structure, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and equity owner agreements. Whether assisting a start-up venture or counseling a well-established corporation with hundreds of employees, multiple locations and revenues in excess of $100 million, Ben's training as a CPA, business acumen and proactive approach to the practice of law, enables him to offer keen insight into the legal and business issues and opportunities facing his clients.

With regard to his estate planning practice, Ben has extensive experience working with individuals and families to achieve their individual planning goals. Ben individually designs each client's estate plan to address each individual's goals with respect to tax mitigation and the preservation of wealth, asset protection, transfer of wealth to heirs and beneficiaries, philanthropy, protection and care for dependents, incapacitated children and elderly family members.

Lastly, a combination of Ben's business and estate planning practices makes him uniquely qualified to counsel business owners and their families with respect to succession planning and family business matters.

Recent Media

•Ben Hanan, Sarasota managing partner, talks about catalytic philanthropy and how this mindset has impacted Gulf Coast Community Foundation


•AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014, 2015

News Releases

06.24.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Earns Accolades for Financial Transaction

06.12.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars

04.15.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Earn Top Marks from Legal Peers

02.09.2015 Hanan Appointed Co-Chair of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Management Committee

10.30.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Supports Open House for Veterans and their Families

08.12.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Launches Community Back-to-School Campaign

06.16.2014 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers and 2014 Florida Rising Stars

10.09.2012 Benjamin R. Hanan Elected Chair of the Economic Development Council of Sarasota County

08.23.2011 Shumaker Attorneys Presented at Second Annual ACC-WCFL Symposium

11.01.2010 Benjamin R. Hanan Elected Vice-Chair of Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County


02.10.2012 Dividends Newsletter - Volume 6, Number 1 Autumn 2011 insights Newsletter - Autumn 2011 Spring 2011 insights Newsletter - Spring 2011

Events and Presentations

08.19.2011 Recent M&A Trends and Developments


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Office Information

Benjamin R. Hanan

240 South Pineapple Avenue
SarasotaFL 34236


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