Benjamin T. Coppage
Legal complexities tend to make stressful situations more frustrating and add uncertainty and worry where those things don't belong. It's Ben's goal to eliminate as much of that stress and worry as possible so that you can focus on what's most important in your life. He's dedicated to helping you move past the tough times: a criminal charge, the death of a loved one, problems with your small business, or foreclosure. He's also eager to make sure all the bases are covered before you start on your next great endeavor: retirement, starting a business, or estate planning.
Ben is a graduate of Clemson and Mercer School of Law, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Legal Aid Society. He has a wide breadth of legal experience that he pairs with a creative approach to difficult issues to find the best solution to your legal needs. Ben can serve you in both South Carolina and Georgia.
Outside of his practice, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife, Allison, and children, Harris and Bette, and involving himself in the Beaufort community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry and St. Helena's Church and has served on the board of directors of Friends of Hunting Island.
Estates. Making sure the right things happen, including the proper distribution of assets, following the death of a loved one.
Guardianships. Preserving health and quality of life for those who are unable to care for themselves.
Conservatorships. Protection of property for individuals who are unable to manage their own affairs.
Criminal Defense. The effects of being accused of a crime can be overwhelming. The long term consequences of conviction can be even worse. An experienced attorney can make all the difference.
Real Estate. Too often, there are unforeseen problems that arise regarding real property. It's important to ensure that you have the full right to use your property.
Business. Legal problems can bring a good business to a grinding halt. Don't allow something that shouldn't be a problem to become one and don't let an existing problem get worse.
Estate Planning. A good plan for your estate is essential to your and your family's peace of mind. We can work together to find the one that works best for you.
Business Planning. Small business ownership can become a miserable endeavor without the right plans, agreements, and forms of business. Proper planning saves headaches and improves the bottom line.