Entertainment Attorney in Fort Worth, Texas
Ben is the founder of Peppard Law Firm firm. The firm handles issues involving Entertainment & Media, Sports, Civil Litigation, Criminal Misdemeanors, and Family law. He credits his ability to handle such a wide range of cases to the many veteran attorneys in Fort Worth who have provided incredible support - whether as mentors or as co-counsel. Also, there is no case that doesn't involve at least 3 areas of law, so he'd rather not worry about the marketing ploy that is typical in law firm ads.
The firm handles issues involving sports & entertainment, real estate, consumer litigation & personal injury, family, real estate and misdemeanors. He credits his ability to handle such a wide range of cases to the many veteran attorneys in Fort Worth who have provided incredible support - whether as mentors or as co-counsel.
Ben also drafted producer and artist contracts for the concert series surrounding the 2013 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. He has provided brand management and agency work for Sons of Fathers, who have become a widely famous band nationwide. Also, he is counsel for an Independent Film company called MiRefuge Entertainment, to which Gerald Molen - oscar winning producer - serves as executive producer. He is also counsel representing a new country artist, J'Lee, who has become a hit overseas. Also, Peppard does legal work for a dog apparel company called: Undda Dog Apparel, which is getting ready to launch a new product line.
Ben recently co-founded a non-profit corporation and currently serves on the Board of Directors. The corporation is Instrumental Angels, Inc., and their mission is to donate musical instruments to children fighting illness. He's helped make product licensing more realistic by focusing less on protection and more on winning the race to market. Not only does this increase the odds, but this approach allows inventors to protect, manufacture, and see his or her product to market at a fraction of the cost.
Ben is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others like himself. He recently founded PepStart Innovation, which assists in moving product ideas to market through product licensing agreements. He has monthly meetings with venture capitalists, inventors, and entrepreneurs who focus solely on getting start-ups off the ground. Peppard was recently recognized by "Worldwide Who's Who" for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in legal services.
He has drafted assumed name certificates for sole proprietorships; filed applications, drafted bylaws and articles of incorporation for different business entities in Texas. This experience has included assistance in forming: limited liability companies, professional limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and non-profit corporations.
Prior to founding Peppard Law Firm, and recently Galliani Peppard, PLLC, Ben was assisting in legal matters at Swift Law Firm, PLLC, which included matters involving the Texas Deceptive Trade & Practices Act, bankruptcy appeals, mineral purchase contracts, criminal offenses, probate, and commercial real estate sales. Ben also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Steven Kirkland of the 251st Texas Civil District Court, where he primarily focused on the analysis of default judgments, motions for summary judgment, special exceptions, and motions to disqualify counsel. As a law clerk for the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Ben assisted in drafting various pleadings, including those related to railroad arbitration and a patent infringement suit.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from the Mays Business School of Texas A&M University, which allowed him to attend law school on a scholarship for academic excellence. Ben holds a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law. In his first semester of law school, he and nearly 200 others tried out for the nationally famous mock trial team. Ben was one of the few selected, and one of fewer to be selected in the first semester. He also participated in moot court and in the STCL Direct Representation Clinic, where he handled probate cases. Ben also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith K. Guthrie of the United States District Court – Eastern District of Texas and as a legal assistant at the Law Office of Craig M. Greaves.