Bradley R Coppedge

Bradley R Coppedge

Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law...
  • Alabama, Georgia
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Summary

Mr. Coppedge's practice is devoted to business, tax and personal planning, particularly in the areas of entity selection/formation/operation, estate planning and probate, and tax matters and controversies. With his educational background and LL.M. in Taxation, Mr. Coppedge serves as chair of the Firm's Corporate and Partnership practice group. In the areas of entity selection/formation/operation, Mr. Coppedge represents a significant number of small businesses, helps clients create new start-up business (LLCs, c-corporations, s-corporations and partnerships) and also represents a number of physician groups. He advises these clients on the best form of entity from a tax, liability, and operational standpoint, entity formation or incorporation, and continued representation on matters such as employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, contracts, leases, retirement plans and other matters related to the operation of a business. This representation regularly includes representing buyers and sellers of a business in connection with an asset purchase agreement or stock purchase agreement, and other corporate transactions. A significant portion of Mr. Coppedge's practice is dedicated to estate planning and estate administration as the co-chair of the firm's Wills, Trusts Estate Planning & Administration practice group. As part of his estate planning practice, Mr. Coppedge provides estate and tax planning advice for individuals, including the preparation of Wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, family partnerships, gifting and transfer documents and various charitable planning techniques, such as charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts. In connection with his representation of estate planning clients, Mr. Coppedge regularly drafts pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Coppedge also represents both individual and corporate trustees in fiduciary matters including changes in trustees, trust terminations and similar matters.

Education
University of Miami School of Law
LL.M. (1997) | Taxation
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Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
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Mercer University
B.B.A. (1993) | Accounting
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Professional Experience
partner
Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
- Current
chair, Corporate & Partnership practice group chair, Tax practice group member, Estate Planning and Administration group
partner
Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP
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chair, Estate Planning and Corporate practice groups, 2011-2015
Publications
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning & Probate Overview: Just the Basics Please!
self published book
Transfers To Trust and use of UTMA Custodial Accounts
Probate and Property Magazine (ABA publication)
LLC Operating Agreements: Drafting Tips and Traps for the Unwary
Probate & Property Magazine (ABA publication)
Choice of Entity in Estate Planning
Georgia Bar Journal
Speaking Engagements
Choice of Entity in Estate Planning, ICLE- Basic Fiduciary Law 201, Atlanta, GA (State Bar Headquarters)
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in GA (ICLE)
Choice of Entity in Estate Planning, ICLE- Basic Fiduciary Law 201, Macon, GA
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in GA (ICLE)
Estate Planning, various banks, private groups, and other organizations, columbus, GA
Various
Frequent lecturer to small public and private groups on estate planning topics, including Wills, Trusts, Probate, guardianships and related matters
Estate Planning, Midtown Medical Center Retirement Readiness Seminar, Columbus Ga
Midtown Medical Center
Hot Legal Topics for the Small Business Owner, Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce, Columbus, GA
Columbus Ga Chamber of Commerce
Choice of Entity, GA Real Property Law Institute, Destin, FL
Georgia Bar Section
Choice of Entity in Estate and Business planning, 51st Annual Estate Planning Institute, Athens, GA
Fiduciary Law section of state bar
S corporations, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, Asset protection in Georgia, Albany, GA
Lorman
Choice of Entity in Business & Estate Planning, GA Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Conference, Reynolds Plantation, GA
Georgia Society of CPAs
Awards
Platinum Client Champion Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
10.0 out of 10.0 rating on AVVO
Five Star Wealth Manager award -attorney category
Atlanta Magazine
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 1% of attorneys nationwide by client and peer review ratings
AV rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AV preeminent rating, 4.9/5.0 Peer rating & 5.0/5.0 Client rating. initially rated AV in 2011 and each year since.
Rising Star
Georgia Super Lawyers
award received each year 2005 - through 2011
Professional Associations
Georgia Federal Tax Conference
Trustee
- Current
Alabama State Bar # ASB-2560-D61B
Member
- Current
State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alabama
Georgia
United States Tax Court
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Services can be provided on an hourly rate basis, or a fixed fee agreement.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • prenuptial agreements
  • Trusts
  • Commercial Leases
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Entity Formation (corporations, partnerships, etc)
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Life, Death & Taxes: Estate Planning
Contact & Map
1301 1st Ave, suite 100
1301 1st Ave, suite 100
Columbus, GA 31901
USA
Telephone: (706) 243-6216