HunterMaclean, a leading business law firm with offices in Brunswick, Ga. and Savannah, Ga., is pleased to announce that J. Benedict “Ben” Hartman recently joined the firm as a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group and the Corporate/Tax Practice Group.
Hartman, who is based at the firm’s Brunswick office, has extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, fiduciary litigation, elder law, corporate formation and corporate transactions. Over the years, he has acted as counsel for Brunswick industries, Southeast Georgia Health System, the Brunswick Housing Authority, physician practice groups and non-profit organizations. He also represents individuals in estate planning, timber interests, bank trust departments and an agent group for PGA golfers.
“Ben is widely known as one of the most talented and well-respected attorneys in coastal Georgia,” said Frank Macgill, HunterMaclean’s managing partner. “Our clients will certainly benefit from his extensive experience in estate planning, trusts and tax issues and from his knowledge of the Golden Isles business community. He is an outstanding addition to the exceptional team of lawyers at our Brunswick office. We’re delighted to welcome Ben to the firm.”
Prior to joining HunterMaclean, Hartman practiced law as a partner at another Brunswick firm. He is a past president of the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association and a fellow with the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.
“Working at HunterMaclean will allow me to better serve my clients and will make available an array of legal services not otherwise available locally,” said Hartman.
Hartman has a legacy of extensive community involvement in the Golden Isles. A graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Glynn, he currently serves on the board of the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation and the Coastal Medical Access Project in Brunswick. He also serves as chair of the Katz Whittle Foundation.
Hartman 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.
Hartman 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. He is a longtime resident of St. Simons Island, where he lives with his wife Leslie, and their three children. Hartman and his family are members of St. Simons Presbyterian Church.