Benjamin R. Hanan Elected Chair of the Economic Development Council of Sarasota County

SARASOTA, FL -  The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Benjamin R. Hanan, partner in the Sarasota office, has been named Chair of the Economic Development Council of Sarasota County.  The EDC of Sarasota County is a private, not-for-profit corporation that focuses on economic development, creating jobs and diversifying the local economy.

Ben offers comprehensive advice to his business and individual clients.  On the business side, he counsels his clients including physicians, private businesses and international corporations, from formation and capitalization, through financing transactions, complex operations and mergers and acquisitions to ultimate liquidity events.  With respect to individual planning, Ben counsels his clients through myriad wealth accumulation and asset preservation strategies that offer opportunities to mitigate taxes and preserve estate values; the tax implications of protecting and transferring personal and business assets to heirs and beneficiaries; philanthropic planning; family-business management succession; the establishment of complex trusts and estates designed to provide future care for dependents, incapacitated children or elderly family members; Medicaid qualification and the protection of assets from the cost of nursing home care.  Ben received his J.D., with highest honors, from George Washington University, his M.P.A. and his B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with more than 225 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.