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I am a business and legacy attorney, headquartered in historic Macon, Georgia. Our firm helps prosperous families and business clients develop, protect, and preserve value and wealth generationally.

When you first experience our firm, you will sense a difference immediately. No stuffy waiting room. Real responsiveness. Genuine empathy.

With a business and family focus, we know what drives prosperous people. Even more importantly, we recognize our clients’ deeper priorities and we help shape their expectations. 

As professionals, we live in the details. But we also see the big picture. Three words make up our vision - Trust. Innovation. Peace.

Trust. We build and maintain trusted relationships that last a lifetime.

Innovation. We inspire creative solutions for our clients’ endeavors.

Peace. We calm clients‘ fears. Whether helping a family with legacy planning or a business with a strategic acquisition, we resolve issues to calm the storm.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    17 years
  2. Corporate: 30%
    17 years
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    13 years
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($300-335/hour)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Nelson Powers

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Stephen for many years and consider him to be a close friend and colleague. He is very knowledgeable in handling all types of business transactions and commercial litigation. I hired him to establish my LLC for my law firm. Stephen is accessible and will respond to your questions very quickly.


    Jeffrey Powers Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Blaine Alexander Norris

    Stephen has earned the right to receive my highest endorsement possible. I've worked along side him on many, many business matters over 13 years, and I have seen first hand the intelligence, creativity, and solution oriented approach he brings to the table. He is a great negotiator and problem solver. He has worked on extremely complicated and sophisticated legal matters all over the state, country, and some internationally. He can be trusted with the most significant of business and estate planning needs. He's got my highest endorsement.


    Blaine Norris Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Stephen N. Barnes, Jr. A Limited Liabiliy Company

3725 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA, 31204


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Macon Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Health Lawyers Section of Georgia BarMemberN/A
American Health Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Sports and Entertainment Section of Georgia BarMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawN/A1998
Vanderbilt UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1994