Ben Hartman is a partner in the estates and trusts practice group and the corporate taxation practice group.
Ben, based in the Firm’s Brunswick office, has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, fiduciary litigation, incapacity planning/conservatorships, corporate formation, and governance. Over the years, he has acted as counsel for Brunswick industries, the hospital authority, physician practice groups, nonprofit organizations, and the Brunswick Housing Authority. He also represents various timber interests and bank trust departments.
He is the past president of the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association. In 2007, Ben was selected as one of Brunswick’s “20 Under 40” business leaders by Golden Isles Magazine.
Ben has a legacy of extensive community involvement in the Golden Isles. A graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Glynn, he currently serves on the boards of the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia. He also serves as chairman of the Katz-Helen and Ray Whittle, Jr. Foundation.
Ben is licensed to practice law in Georgia and is a fellow with the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia. He is active in the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia and has been a frequent lecturer at institutes sponsored by the State Bar.
Ben earned a B.A. in History from Furman University in 1993 and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1996. Ben is a longtime resident of St. Simons Island, where he lives with his wife, Leslie, and their three children. Ben is an elder at St. Simons Presbyterian Church.
Now more than ever, hospitals need innovative legal strategies to grow market share and cut costs. HunterMaclean has provided this type of innovative legal advice for Memorial since Memorial’s inception as a county-owned hospital in 1955. More than 50 years later, HunterMaclean is still advising Memorial and has helped the hospital grow to being a premier health system.
Firm partners Ben Hartman and Adam Kirk spearheaded a landmark multi-million-dollar New Markets Tax Credit Program deal for Southeast Georgia Health System, one of HunterMaclean’s clients. The deal will lead to significant savings for the Health System’s new Medical Office Building and Community Care Center.
The 2013 HunterMaclean Critical Issues Forum addressed the logistics industry, which is a major economic engine for the port cities of Savannah and Brunswick and for the entire state of Georgia. A moderated panel addressed global competitiveness, infrastructure, technology, human resources, workforce needs, and much more. Includes a 3-minute highlight video and link to a video of the full 1-hour program.