STEPHEN M. LEVINSON
Steve is a founding partner of the firm. He received his B.S. in Political Science in 1983 from the University of Miami and SUNY Brockport. Steve earned his law degree from Georgia State University in 1989.
Steve was admitted to the Bar in 1989. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Steve is also a long term affiliate of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.
With over 30 years of consistent practice experience, Steve confidently handles matters in the areas of business law, business sales and acquisitions, business/contract disputes, construction disputes and alternate dispute resolutions.
Steve has lectured about business transactions before Georgia Agent/Broker Groups including lecturing before business brokers for State credit.
Steve is an experienced Mediator and Neutral since 2009 and the owner of Northside ADR (www.northsideadr.com).
Steve is the founder, and for many years, host of a weekly Nar Anon family-peer support group serving those who deal with the addiction issues of loved ones and is also the co-founder and host of the Annual Deane W. Evans Memorial Golf Tournament, raising money to award merit based college scholarships to deserving high school students and doing other charitable work in memory of Deane Evans.
Steve and his wife Alison are 32 plus year residents of Cherokee County and presently live in Holly Springs. They are the very proud parents of two adult sons, Alex and Aaron. They are active in many charitable endeavors and are longtime supporters and promoters of the Cherokee County Secret Santa Program, Atlanta Harm Reduction, The Futon County Canine Cellmates Program, Caring Hands Community (Kingston, NY), The Zaban Couples Shelter, Georgia Overdose Prevention, Friends of the Forlorn and other worthy causes.
BEN C. STIDHAM
Benjamin C. Stidham is a founding partner licensed to practice in the states of Georgia and Florida. Ben received his B.A. in economics from the University of South Carolina, his Juris Doctorate from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida.
During law school, Ben served as an intern to Neil W. Putnam, Esq. where he received hands on experience working with clients who had been injured due to the negligence of others. After law school, Ben took a position with the Atlanta Law Group where he worked his way up from an Associate to a Partner. While at the Atlanta Law Group, Mr. Stidham worked with and advised small business owners in connection with corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts and similar matters.
In 2020, Ben made the decision to start The Stidham Law Firm, LLC. Ben saw an opportunity where he could put the experiences he took from Mr. Putnam and the Atlanta Law Group together to help more people and small businesses. Ben is extremely detail oriented and responsive to his client’s individual needs. Ben appreciates the opportunity to be of service to his clients to help them navigate the intricacies of their cases and formulate efficient and customized solutions for their situations.
In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife Megan, playing golf and watching the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Mr. Stidham lives in Woodstock with Megan and their two (2) dogs Wrigley and Bella.
LEGAL ASSISTANT/ FIRM MANAGER
Missy has been with the firm for 5 years. She grew up in Roswell, GA and graduated from Roswell Highschool. After graduating she worked for a law firm in Canton until she had kids, and she became a stay-at-home mom. She entered back into law when the kids got older. She enjoys spending time with her kids, boyfriend, family and friends. When she's not working, she likes to dance, kayak, hike and watching movies.