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Ben Peppard

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.

Ben Peppard's Background

Ben Peppard's Experience

Attorney at Peppard Law Firm

January 2013

Peppard Law Firm provides comprehensive legal services to clients in the sports and entertainment industries, as well as to businesses in need of an entire spectrum of legal services. Our Fort Worth law firm places a particular focus on representing newly developed individual artists, performers, and athletes, as well as new business startups in all types of fields, including developing media businesses such as online, multimedia, and software companies. We also provide counsel and legal advice for entities such as production companies, developers, entertainment businesses, sports franchises and management firms. From the initial stages of a new business to the day-to-day operations of a profitable business, Peppard Law Firm offers the entire scope of legal services to its sports, entertainment, & small business clients. In addition to the firm's focus on Sports, Entertainment, and Business law, Peppard Law Firm offers legal services in the areas of Real Estate, Family Law, & Estate Planning and Probate. These general types of cases often arise in conjunction with individuals who operate businesses or work in the sports and entertainment fields. We build long-term relationships with clients, allowing us to successfully handle a wide array of legal matters on their behalf. We develop a relationship with each of you that is uniquely tailored to your needs, so that each client receives the high-quality legal representation and personalized attention that you deserve. Peppard Law Firm offers the personalized legal counsel and advice that can best serve your needs as a business and as an individual. See more at: http://www.peppardlawfirm.com

Associate Attorney at Swift Law Firm, PLLC

August 2012 - January 2013

Handled case involving Texas Deceptive Trade & Practices Act as to home improvement construction contract. Handled appeal for issue involving Standing of Bankruptcy Trustee and Breach of Contract. Formulated and delivered Mineral Purchase Contracts. Assisted in matter regarding Deferred Adjudication violation and the result in the Theft charge being dismissed. Probate of estate involving Bifurcation of Probate and request for Temporary Administration fees to be awarded accordingly. Closings on commercial real estate sales in the historic deep elm district of Dallas, Texas.

Judicial Law Clerk at 215th Texas Civil District Court

March 2012 - July 2012

Drafted recommendations on all Default Judgments. Researched, analyzed and facilitated memoranda which included: Motion for Summary Judgment, Special Exceptions, and Motion to Disqualify Counsel.

Law Clerk at Greenberg Traurig, LLP

September 2011 - November 2011

Analyzed, reviewed and composed a Motion for Summary Judgment, Default Judgment, and Motion for Continuance. Researched and drafted Memoranda regarding high profile cases, including: railroad arbitriation, commercial banking, and potential patent infringement suits.

Law Clerk at South Texas College of Law Direct Representation Clinic

January 2011 - May 2011

Conduct client interviews, analyze the probate issues, and communicate with necessary follow up to keep the client informed. Research, examine, and produce court documents throughout the probate process. Manage correspondence, compute billable hours, and maintain current client evaluations for supervised review.

Summer Law Clerk at U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

June 2009 - August 2009

Researched, analyzed, and produced a Report and Recommendation in response to a habeas corpus appellate brief that involved an issue of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. Analyzed appellate briefs, prepared memoranda, and participated in the mediation of Title VII and First Amendment issues. Wrote memoranda, documented, and participated in prisoner Spears hearings.

Law Clerk at Law Office of Craig M. Greaves

November 2007 - July 2008

Drafted court documents that involved a range of misdemeanor and felony criminal defense issues. Produced Orders of Non-Disclosure and Expunction documents to be reviewed and filed in all necessary courts. Conducted witness interviews that involved charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Terroristic Threat. Maintained client correspondence, assisted in payment collections and produced status reports.

Attorney at Peppard Law Firm

Ben Peppard's Education

South Texas College of Law

2008 – 2011

J.D.


Texas A&M University

2003 – 2007

B.B.A., cum laude

Concentration: Business Management - Mays Business School


Robert E. Lee High School


Texas A&M

Concentration: BBA Management


South Texas College of Law

Concentration: Juris Doctor


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