Born in Northern California, Benjamin N. Shaffer has traveled to, and lived in, more than a dozen states. He spent many of his formative years in rural eastern Utah, and loved the Beehive state enough to return to practice law and raise his children here. Before becoming an attorney he was a teacher in Tucson AZ, and also taught for two years at an international school in Taipei Taiwan. Married since 2002, Benjamin and Windy Shaffer have four children, all girls, ages 4-12.
Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, and of Southern Utah University, graduating with his law degree in 2014. He is a licensed attorney in Utah and Arizona. Benjamin is an active part of the local legal and estate planning community, He also volunteers through the charities of his local lodge of freemasons, and his church.
Specializing in estate planning, financial law, and business law, for all types of families and situations. He serves primarily in Utah, Juab, and Sanpete counties and can build estate plans, and business succession plans for any situation including complex plural families, step families, business partnerships and co-ops, and addressing the needs of the LGBTQ community.
Passionate about peacemaking, Benjamin seeks to resolve conflicts and specializes in preventing future problems through drafting documents with foresight. A properly drafted will, trust, or buy sell agreement, anticipates and eliminates points of conflict before they occur. In the event that proper planning has not been made, he can also probate estates with an eye to reducing both conflict and cost.
Let him plan for the unexpected, or allow him to advocate for you when the conflict occurs, and he will calmly guide you through the process of reconciliation and seek a mutually beneficial solution. As the managing partner at Shaffer & Briney, Benjamin can be the responsive attorney you need.