Chesterland, Ohio Estate Planning Lawyers

Robert G. Stiefvater
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I’m an experienced estate planning attorney and serve clients throughout Cleveland. I provide personalized representation and handle all types of cases, including wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney. Read More »
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Philip Michael Snyder Esq
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Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(440) 313-8498 12530 Chesterfield Ln.
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Elder, Health Care and Patents
I am a USPTO admitted patent attorney and, in addition, I am a practicing attorney and a registered pharmacist. I am currently seeking a full time position as a patent attorney.
Scott A. Larrick
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Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(440) 729-3770 8442 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 729-1252 12690 Opalocka Dr
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 729-3770 8442 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 729-7278 8228 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning and Business
Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 729-1414 12573 Chillicothe Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Chesterland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 729-7278 8228 Mayfield Rd
Chesterland, OH 44026
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Tax
Lynn Ann Kriessler
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Novelty, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 338-4156 8054 Dines Road
Novelty, OH 44072
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Daniel Seink Esq
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Mentor, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 393-2324 7537 Mentor Avenue, Suite 207A
Mentor, OH 44060
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Administrative, Elder and Probate
Cleveland State University
I am dual certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, and as a Specialist in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. I am one of twenty-three attorneys with this dual certification. I devote my practice to those issues uniquely affecting the elderly, the disabled and their families. Having been raised by a parent with early onset Parkinson's Disease, and having witnessed a grandparent spend over sixteen years in a nursing facility suffering from Alzheimer's, I gravitated early in my career towards the practice of elder and disability law. I established my Law...
Christine Tibaldi
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Wickliffe, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(440) 278-1485 30432 Euclid Ave. Ste. 101
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
We serve Lake County, Cuyahoga, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties. We are often serving clients in local municipal courts as well as the county courts. We strive to understand each clients unique needs in family, business and criminal matters. We have several experienced attorney's that all offer a 30 minute free consultation. Our attorney's grew up in Northeast Ohio, care about family and the community. We are discreet and care about each client. We never forget that the client is number 1 priority and appreciate those entrusting our office with their legal needs.
Scott W. Paris
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Ohio Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

Attended the Ohio State University receiving a B.A. in Political Science. Graduated with a J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law in 2003. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2003 and licensed in the Northern and... Read More »
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Anna M. Petronzio Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(216) 381-3400 5001 Mayfield Rd, Ste. 201
Cleveland, OH 44124
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Anna emphasizes her practice in the areas of divorce, family law and estate planning. Anna is a founding member of The Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a member of the Collaborative Practice Group of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy. Anna is also a certified family law mediator. Anna practices in the courts of Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake Counties.
Rachel Dodds
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Chagrin Falls, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 247-2525 9826 E. Washington Street
Suite 9
Chagrin Falls, OH 44203
Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
It takes a special kind of lawyer to deal with delicate issues of life, which includes talking about death. Attorney Dodds has a natural ability to generate a calm and reassuring discussion flow where everyone feels at ease expressing their feelings about very sensitive or sometimes difficult personal matters. She then puts her knowledge and experience at work to complete and execute the documents they need according to their wishes.

When you obtain Attorney Rachel Dodds’ services for Wills, Probate or Estate Planning matters, you get an ally whose compassion, skills and professionalism will give you the assurance every one of...
Robert E. Rosenberg
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Aurora, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(330) 888-2676 By Appointment Only
Aurora, OH 44202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Cleveland State University
Robert Rosenberg has been serving Portage County for more than 20 years. He primarily practices in the areas of Domestic Relations, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury/Civil Litigation. He has argued cases successfully before the 11th District Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, as well as various County Domestic Relations and Criminal Courts. He also serves as a Guardian and Guardian ad Litem in Portage County. Robert has found ways to give back to the Portage County community. He was President...
Robert F. Deacon Esq
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Willoughby Hills, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(440) 944-1966 2794 SOM Center Road
Suite No. 1
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Employment
Timothy H. Snyder Esq
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Burton, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(440) 834-5000 13874 Kirtland Street
Suite 2
Burton, OH 44021
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Geoffrey Hanahan Esq
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Mentor, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(440) 255-7711 8570 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH 44060
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Personal Injury
Theresa Noreen Turk
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Chagrin Falls, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(440) 719-9111 549 East Washington Street
Suite 100
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Theresa N. Turk received her B.A. degrees from Ohio University in 2002 in Political Science and Economics. She received her J.D. degree from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 2006. Ms. Turk is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Association of Specialists on Aging. Ms. Turk is also a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, and the Geauga County Bar Association. Ms. Turk concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, elder law, guardianships, and probate matters. Ms. Turk currently oversees the northeast...
Amy Lynn Papesh Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
6110 Parkland Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44124
Estate Planning and Elder
Amy is an associate at Elk & Elk in Ohio and concentrates her practice on estate planning, guardianships and estate administration. Amy has been recognized as an "Ohio Rising Star" by Super Lawyer's magazine from 2010-2013. In addition, she also earned a spot on the Top 50 Women Ohio Super Lawyers and the Top 25 Women Cleveland Super Lawyers lists.
Charles J. Van Ness Esq
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Mayfield Heights, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(440) 461-4433 6181 Mayfield Road
Suite 104
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Founded in 1991, we have been engaged in the serious practice of bankruptcy and business law for nearly 20 years. With over 25 years of legal experience, Van Ness Law, Ltd. has the knowledge and compassion to insure you will get your fresh start with dignity.
Gary Cowan Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 442-6677 6110 Parkland Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44124
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Gary Cowan has been a personal injury attorney at Elk & Elk since 1988 and has been a lead trial counsel on more than 90 jury trials throughout the areas of Ohio. Gary Cowan is a member of many prestigious organizations for trial lawyers, including Super Lawyers, the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 in Ohio.
John Michael Drain Esq
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Chagrin Falls, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 247-3380 147 Bell St Suite 202
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Charles Edward Feuer Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 461-1054 405 Longspur Rd
Cleveland, OH 44143
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
28 years criminal law experience. Juvenile and all Municipal Courts in Ohio.
Michael Drain Esq
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Chagrin Falls, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(440) 247-3380 147 Bell St Suite 202
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Joyce Hribar Fiebig Esq
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Willoughby, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
33977 Chardon Rd
Suite 100
Willoughby, OH 44094
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Juvenile
Steven Edward Patton Esq
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Chagrin Falls, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(440) 247-3200 23 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Estate Planning and Business
Chris Sestak
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(216) 577-0209 840 Brainard Road
Cleveland, OH 44143
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Jeffrey W. Krueger
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Beachwood, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(216) 586-2721 25201 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 350 C
Beachwood, OH 44122
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Bowling Green State University
Jeff has represented individuals and business entities ranging from sole proprietorships to multi-national corporations.

Jeff held a number of positions as an attorney in both the public and the private sector including positions with small, mid-sized, and large law firms. Jeff’s practice areas cover a wide-ranging spectrum, but he primarily focuses on real estate law, commercial law, business and civil litigation matters.

Jeff was raised in Summit County, Ohio and he and his wife have resided in Strongsville, Ohio since 1992. They have four children and three grandchildren. He is an avid football fan and a...
Howard Steven Rabb Esq
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Painesville, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Business
Cleveland State University
Howard Rabb received a degree in Business Administration at The Ohio State University and was awarded his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Rabb has been a contributor to various general circulation and legal trade publications and has served as a trustee to the Legal Aid Society in Cleveland. He is past chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves on the Attorney Constituent Group for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, and is admitted to...
Allison Mantz McMeechan
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(216) 574-2053 600 East Granger Road
Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44139
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Social Security Disability
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Allison M. McMeechan received her Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Dayton. Allison's practice areas focus on elder law, life care planning, long term care planning, and special needs planning. Allison has published articles and has spoken in the areas of probate, estate planning, government benefits, and special needs trusts. Her audiences include bar associations, non-profit organizations, and other professional organizations. Allison is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys National and Ohio Chapters, as well as the Ohio State Bar...
Melvyn Resnick Esq
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Painesville, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Melvyn E. Resnick earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Accounting with honors from Ohio University. He was awarded his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law and admitted to the Bar in 1966. Mr. Resnick is a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He is a past president of Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity. He is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts as well as U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, since 1968 and the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Mr. Resnick's practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, general business, corporate banking, estate...
Denise Marie Cook Esq
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Macedonia , OH Estate Planning Attorney with 18 years experience
(216) 236-3605 8210 Macedonia Commons Blvd #68-190
Macedonia , OH 44056
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Cleveland State University
Denise M. Cook is committed to helping her clients navigate the difficult process of domestic relations and family law issues. As such, she strives to provide professional, competent and personal representation of her clients during what, for most people, is the most stressful time in their lives. Her goal is to obtain the best possible result in a timely and cost effective manner. Attorney Cook has been practicing law for over 10 years exclusively in the area of domestic relations and family law matters. She has practiced in various courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including the counties of Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, Geauga,...
Erika Flynn Apelis
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(216) 716-5637 1375 East Ninth Street
29th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Social Security Disability
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Erika provides estate planning counsel to families and assists families in various aspects of elder law, including long term care planning and Medicaid planning. Erika has now translated that global experience into advocating for and counseling individuals and families in Northeast Ohio. Erika received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2005 and her J.D. from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in 2009. She is an active member of the Latvian community, participating in various local and national Latvian social and cultural organizations. She resides locally with her family in Chagrin Falls,...
Martin Bielat
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer
(216) 308-1906 2121 Euclid Ave.
A092
Cleveland, OH 44115
Estate Planning, Collections, Environmental and Real Estate
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Martin Bielat LLC was founded on the idea of providing valuable legal solutions for environmental and real estate issues. The firm, started in 2019 by Martin Bielat, Esq., focuses on two key areas of law – environmental and real estate – but also takes clients in a wide variety of other practice areas like collections, business management, and estate planning.

Nestled in the innovative Cleveland-Marshall Solo Practice Incubator near Playhouse Square, Martin Bielat LLC prides itself on working conjunctively with its clients in order to illuminate the best solution. The firm recognizes that all cases are unique and that sometimes arriving...
E. Yvonne Harris Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(216) 696-2211 2000 Lee Road
Suite 220
Cleveland, OH 44118
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Employment
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Highly experienced in civil litigation including, but not limited to, Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury and Probate.
Kyle Gee
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(216) 696-4700 925 Euclid Ave.
Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44115
Estate Planning and Probate
The University of Toledo College of Law
Kyle Gee is a trusts and estates lawyer licensed to practice law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. His primary focus includes estate planning, trusts & trust administration, probate & estate administration, representation of fiduciaries, and tax law & planning. Mr. Gee, a Cleveland native, joined Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell after clerking as an attorney advisor for the Judge of a Pennsylvania Orphans’ Court (Probate Court). During his two-year judicial clerkship, he closely assisted the Court in resolving a variety of matters, including: will contests, objections to fiduciary accounts, petitions to modify and terminate trusts, contested incapacity...
Karen S Ireland-Phillips Esq
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Beachwood, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(216) 696-5530 P. O. Box 22604
Beachwood, OH 44122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
Cleveland State University
Tenacious and practical attorney dedicated to working with you to fulfill your legal needs. Free initial consultation; just call to schedule.
Brian Richard McGraw Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney
(216) 574-2516 1370 Ontario St. Suite 2000
Cleveland, OH 44113
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Elder
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Lori Ann Zocolo Esq
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Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(216) 621-6138 815 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Abel & Zocolo Co., L.P.A. has over 75 years of family law, probate, and personal injury experience in Northeast Ohio.
Sherry Pidala Esq
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Bedford, OH Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(440) 232-1900 650 Broadway Ave
Bedford, OH 44146
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Sherry A. Pidala is a sole practitioner and has been an attorney for over 25 years. She serves clients in most all communities of the tri-county area of Cuyahoga, Portage and Summit. Sherry provides a broad range of legal services to individual clients, families and businesses in matters of family law, including divorce, dissolution, restraining orders, custody, visitation, shared parenting plans, child support, alimony, and asset division, post decree divorce issues such as modifications, and contempt proceedings, criminal matters, DUI / DWUI's, driving under suspension, and other traffic matters, personal injury cases including auto accidents and...
Allan Gerrard Churchmack Esq
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Bedford, OH Estate Planning Lawyer with 30 years experience
7700 Northfield Rd
Bedford, OH 44146
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Employment
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.