Jeff is an attorney in McDonald Hopkins' Tax and Benefits Practice Group and chairs the firm's Retirement Plan Trustees. He focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, succession planning for middle-market and closely held businesses, and individual and fiduciary income taxation in both Ohio and Florida spending significant time in both our Ohio and Florida offices. He represents both individuals and corporate fiduciaries and believes he is particularly adept at dealing with those difficult family situations where family business interests are involved or where a client's beneficiaries might not get along. Jeff has been licensed to practice in Ohio and Florida for more than 30 years.
Jeff earned a J.D. from University of Louisville School of Law in 1978. He received a B.A. from Western Kentucky University in 1975.
Honors & Recognition
Named one of the Best Lawyers in America (2007-2024)
Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers (2004-2007, 2011-2019)
University of Louisville School of Law
Western Kentucky University
Admissions – State
Professional & Civic
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Estate Planning Council
Past President Cleveland Bar Association Estate Planning
Benjamin Rose Institute - Investment Advisory Committee
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