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About me

The focus of my law practice to help my clients achieve their dreams and goals.

 I help clients in four  main areas;


Estate Planning- Most of us work hard all of our lives to provide a better life for ourselves and our loved ones. I help my clients avoid probate and achieve their goals with the fruits of their hard work. Whether it a legacy for their children, charitable contributions for a worthwhile charity, protections for a special needs child, protections for a surviving spouse or children, I provide the best plan and advise I can to make the client's dreams a reality.


Business- Many of my clients either own their own business or want to start a business. I help my clients select the best business entity for their situation and protect all involved with buy/sell agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, leases, purchase contracts, and many other issues which confront business people.


Real Estate-I have been involved in all phases of real estate for over 35 years. As a major part of many estate plans, I work with clients to protect their homes, rental properties, farms, commercial properties, etc. In difficult economic times, strategies for ownership or sale may shift. Lease/Options, land contracts, quick evictions of non-paying tenants, etc. become more important.


Probate- Probate is time-consuming, costly, and can be very frustrating. I help Clients plan and prepare to avoid the probate whenever possible.


If you are someone who has worked hard to accumulate assets and wants to leave a legacy to someone with the least amount of tax and administrative costs and hassle, I can help.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 35%
    11 years, 200 cases
  2. Business: 30%
    14 years, 250 cases
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    34 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 15%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Kevin Roger Bacon

    I have worked with Charles on Estate and Trust matters and found him to be very knowledgeable and dependable and works very hard for his clients.


    Kevin Bacon Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Edward Budde

    I have known Charles for over 30 years and have worked with him on many issues, cases and situations. He is thorough, detail-oriented and works hard to provide his clients with the best results possible.


    Joseph Budde Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lardiere McNair LLC

3956 Brown Park Drive
Suite B
Hilliard, OH, 43026

2000 Newark-Granville Road
Suite 200
Granville, OH, 43023



FLMember in Good Standing199806/20/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Indefinite Suspension
    issued in OH, 1989


    Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Superb RatingAVVO2016
Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO2015
Top AttorneyColumbus CEO Magazine2015
Outstanding Service AwardBoard of Governors Buckeye Lake Yacht Club2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselLardiere McNair LLC2013 - Present
PrincipalLaw Offices of Charles H. McClenaghan2007 - Present
Vice PresidentAbn Amro Bank N.V.2001 - 2007
Vice PresidentTriad Guaranty Insurance1998 - 2000
Vice PresidentGTE Corporation1990 - 1998
ManagerMortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation1983 - 1989
AttorneyMayer, Johrendt and Cook, LPA1982 - 1983
Commissioner of SecuritiesState Of Ohio1981 - 1982
Superintendent of Real EstateState Of Ohio1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar Association, Real Property CommitteeChair2015 - Present
Creative Living (Non-Profit)Vice President of Trustee Development2009 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law SectionAttorney Member2005 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court CommitteeAttorney Member2005 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Estate and GIft Tax CommitteeAttorney Member2005 - Present
Columbus Bar Association, Real Property CommitteeAttorney Member2005 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationAttorney Member1998 - Present
Athletic Club of ColumbusMember1979 - Present
Buckeye Lake Yacht ClubBoard of Governors2008 - 2010
Southeast Florida Morgage Bankers AssociationPast President1999 - 1999
Federal National Mortgage Advisory BoardAdvisory Board1998 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Licking County Board of RevisionSuccessfully reduced value to $890,000 saving Client over $12,000 per year in real estate tax!!!
Licking County Board of RevisionSuccessful appeal saves Owner $25,000 per year in real estate taxes.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Columbus Bar Association Lawyers QuarterlyNew "Legal Trust" will attract Clients in and out of State2013
WealthCounsel QuarterlyOhio's New Asset Protection Trust will attract Clients within and outside of Ohio2013
Columbus CEO MagazineProperty Protection2013
The Daily ReporterAttorney Endorses Bill to help Ohioans Protect Assets2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Ohio UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Toledo Bar AssociationGrantor Trusts2015
Channel Six on Your SideAsk an Attorney2015
Toledo Bar AssociationOhio Legacy Trust Act Farmer's and Ranchers Estate Planning2014
Columbus Bar AssociationAsk an Attorney2014
Worthington Estate Planning CouncilOhio's New Legacy Trust Act2013
Ohio Association of County Recorders ConferenceOhio's New Optional Personal Property Recording System2013
Farmer's and Ranchers Estate PlanningOhio Legacy Trust Act2013
Dublin Recreation CenterOhio Legacy Trust Act2013
Columbus Bar AssociationAsk an Attorney2013
Annual Estate Planning ConferenceEstate Planning Update2013
Advisors Estate Planning UpdateEstate Planning 1012013
Ohio House of RepresentativesOhio Asset Management Modernization Act2012
Monthly MeetingOhio Legacy Trust Act2012
HUD Housing SeminarHow to Purchase HUD Homes2012
Channel Six on Your SideAsk an Attorney2012
Channel Six ABCAsk an Attorney2012
Channel Six ABCAsk an Attorney2012
SeminarsEstate Planning Topics2011
SeminarsVarious Estate Planning Topics2010
Florida BankCommercial Real Estate1998
College CourseReal Estate Law1998
College CourseReal Estate Law1990
National ConventionReal Estate Licensee Continuing Education1981