- Commercial Transactions
- Corporate Law / Business Organizations
- Estate Planning
- Financial Services
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Divestitures
- Public and Private Joint Ventures
- Trusts and Estates
|Mailing Address||P.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 School||George Washington University, J.D., with highest honors, 1996|
Professional and Community Affiliations
•Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Immediate Past Chair
•Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Director
•IMG Academies Student-Athlete Foundation, Founding Director
•Leadership Sarasota, Graduate, 1999
•Sarasota County Bar Association, Member
Benjamin R. Hanan currently serves as Managing Partner of the Sarasota office and 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, Medicaid qualification and the protection of assets from nursing home costs.
Lastly, a combination of Ben's business and estate planning practices make him uniquely qualified to counsel business owners and their families with respect to succession planning and family business matters.
•Florida Super Lawyer bySuper Lawyersmagazine, 2014
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
08.19.2011 Recent M&A Trends and Developments
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