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Bradley R Coppedge

Bradley R Coppedge

Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Tax Law ...
  • Alabama, Georgia
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Brian B. March 17, 2024
Excellent Attorney Mr. Coppedge did an excellent job handling probate! I was executor and trustee of a Special NeedsTrust account, had lots to learn and deal with. My Coppedge walked me through every step, and kept me updated on the next steps . He even arranged with probate court to allow most of my work done online, with zoom. This saved me a ton of time, as I live 2 hours away from the court. Everything went smoothly. Mr.Coppedge has a gift of explaining difficult things, making them very easy to understand. This took away a lot of my stress. We did a lot on the phone, and emails. His staff is great, his paralegal always responded lightning speed to any questions I had. I had no problems contacting , communicating, or getting quick answers to any questions I had. I definitely recommend Mr Coppedge to anyone! You won’t be disappointed! He is very easy to get along with.
Nancy S. March 16, 2024
Thankful for someone to guide us after our daughter passed away Brad Coppage was a huge blessing to our family when our 43 year old daughter passed away with cancer. He guided us through the process of closing her estate and handling the legal issues of two separate states. She had three grown children and one minor child and their contact with Brad was professional and caring. Even though she had been sick for a year, her passing was devastating to us and we appreciate Brad's sensitivity as we dealt with the grief of losing her.
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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 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 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.

Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Entity Formation (corporations, partnerships, etc)
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Commercial Leases
  • Trusts
  • prenuptial agreements
  • NFA Trusts
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Services can be provided on an hourly rate basis, or a fixed fee agreement.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States Tax Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP
- Current
Attorney (of counsel)
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP
Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
chair, Corporate & Partnership practice group chair, Tax practice group member, Estate Planning and Administration group
Hatcher, Stubbs, Land, Hollis & Rothschild, LLP
chair, Estate Planning and Corporate practice groups, 2011-2015
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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Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates
Platinum Client Champion Award
Client's Choice Award
10.0 out of 10.0 rating on AVVO
Five Star Wealth Manager award -attorney category
Atlanta Magazine
Client Distinction Award
Top 1% of attorneys nationwide by client and peer review ratings
AV rating
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
Atlanta Estate Planning Council
- Current
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Alabama State Bar  # ASB-2560-D61B
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
- Current
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Georgia Federal Tax Conference
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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
Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning, continuing education, Atlanta, GA
GSH Learning Institute
Mid-Year Business, Benefits, Tax & Legislative Update, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Columbus GA chapter, Columbus, GA
Choice of Entity in Estate Planning, Basic Fiduciary Law 201, Atlanta
Wills and Estate Planning, Employee Lunch & Learn Retirement Readiness seminar, Columbus GA
Midtown Medical Center
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
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
Choice of Entity in Business & Estate Planning, GA Society of CPAs Annual Estate Planning Conference, Reynolds Plantation, GA
Georgia Society of CPAs
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Goggans, Stutzman, Hudson, Wilson & Mize, LLP
5650 Whitesville Road
suite 206
Columbus, GA 31904
Telephone: (706) 243-6216
Monday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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