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Private Wealth Law

Ohio

7 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Charles Adler

High Net Worth

Practice Areas

Business Law

Asset Protection Planning

Business Succession Planning

Business Tax

Charitable Planning

Estate Planning

Family Foundations

Fiduciary Representation

Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning

Income Tax Planning

Nonprofit Organizations

Prenuptial Agreements

Probate and Estate Administration

Retirement Distribution Planning

Taxation

Trusts & Estates

Trusts and Trust Administration

Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation

Career

Chuck has a special interest in planning for individuals, families and closely-held businesses. Chuck counsels individuals and families on complex estate, charitable, financial and retirement planning matters; on estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes; and on the organization and operation of private foundations. He also counsels owners of closely-held and family businesses on succession planning.

Before joining the firm, Chuck was an associate attorney with Thompson Hine and Flory, and a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse. Chuck is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland (Former Trustee). Chuck is also a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio, inactive). He is admitted to practice law in both Ohio and Florida.

Chuck is on the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School. He is also a past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Chuck served as a Trustee of the Alzheimer’s Association and Catholic Charities. He serves as Trustee of the Frederick W. and Janet P. Dorn Foundation.

Professional Memberships

Member, Ohio State Bar Association

Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Member, Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

Ohio Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Personal

Board of Regents, St. Ignatius High School

Past President, Cleveland-Akron Chapter of the Society of FSP

Cleveland Catholic Foundation, Estate Planning Board

Trustee, Frederick W. and Janet P. Dorn Foundation

Former Trustee, Alzheimer's Association

Case Western University, Estate Planning Advisory Council

Cleveland State University, Estate Planning Advisory Council

American Red Cross, Cleveland Chapter, Estate Planning Advisory Council

Cleveland Museum of Art, Planned Giving Council

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, Estate Planning Advisory Council

Executive Committee and Trustee, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Licensed to Practice in Ohio and Florida

Education

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

J.D.

1983

Miami University

Accountancy

1979

Awards

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell®

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 for Practice Areas: Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers®

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for: Trusts and Estates, Cleveland

Best Lawyers®

2022

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for: Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Cleveland

Best Lawyers®

2019

Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list, 2004-present

Super Lawyers®

Certified Specialist - Estate Planning and Probate Law

Ohio State Bar Association

Accredited Estate Planner®

National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

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