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Charles Halle McClenaghan

Estate planning Attorney at Hilliard, OH

4.7   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 25 years
    Ohio - OH 44 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1989

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1989. See details

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Probate Avoidance, Business Succession Planning, Asset protection

    19 years, 200 cases

  2. Business
    30%
    Business formations (LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships) Contracts, Non-Compete and Confidentiality and Buy/Sell Agreements, Leases, Negotiations

    22 years, 250 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%
    Residential and Commercial Leases and Purchases, Options, Land Contracts, Deeds, Landlord /Tenant law, Negotiations

    42 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Probate
    15%
    Probate, guardianship, testate and intestate, administration

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.

Location

Charles H. McClenaghan, LLC
3956 Brown Park Drive
Suite B
Hilliard, OH, 43026
Charles H. McClenaghan, LLC
210 Northtowne Court
Newark, OH, 43056
Charles H. McClenaghan, LLC
7240 Muirfield Drive
Suite 100
Dublin, OH, 43016
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Posted by Rich | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Accomodating
Charles handled real estate lease contracts, problematic tenant issues and a property sale for me over the course of a year and most of it while I was out of town. He kept me regularly up to date with ongoing issues and fully advised of my options for resolving issues that arose. I have the highest confidence in Charles and his associates.
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Posted by Diana | August 1, 2015
Charles McClenaghan
Charles McClenaghan is an excellent attorney. His knowledge of estate planning far exceeded my expectations, as I have had a previous experience in establishing my own Trust and Will. His explanation of all my mom wanted to accomplish with updating her Trust, Will, and Durable Power of Attorney was concise and very understandable for both of us. He is a true gentleman. I would recommend Charles to anyone, and I already have.
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Posted by Robert | July 31, 2015
Disability policy and job
Charles was very through, matter-of-fact, and to the point. He contacted and resolved my concern with my disability company in a professional and timely matter. I would definitely recommend his serviced
Posted by John | July 29, 2015
Setup of a Family Trust -estate planning
Charles did a great job of educating us in the benefits of estate planning, and in particular setting up a Family Trust. He never rushed us through the process, and was very accommodating to work around our schedule (understanding of our kids activities) . We will continue to seek out his advice as our financial needs/situation may evolve over time. I would strongly recommend him to family and friends.
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Posted by mariztime17 | March 14, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I would recommend Mr. McClenaghan in a heartbeat
I was lost; Mr. McClenaghan made me feel at ease right away. I feel that he genuinely cares about helping me sort my probate issue out.
Posted by Chris | August 28, 2014
Business Professional
I am self-employed in the insurance and financial services industry. I met Chas through a network group about four years ago, I had him set up my LLC for me. It went so well that I began to use Chas for all my personal estate/trust planning. It was so nice working with him that I began referring him to all my clients. In the past four years all the clients I sent over to Chas had nothing but great things to say about him and the way he put them in a better situation then they were before. I am very happy to know Chas and how he has affected my life in and outside the office. I would highly recommend Chas to anyone looking for a great lawyer!
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Posted by Akiko | September 6, 2012
Chas gets things done.
Chas has formed three companies and has written numerous contracts for us. Also, I have introduced him to my real estate clients who need legal assistance. He is very responsive, proactive, and thorough. When I hire him, I know things get done. That is why I keep using him.
Posted by nancy | July 31, 2012
Personal Matters
Charles McClenaghan....was very helpful with some personal matters my family and I had...very informed in the guidelines of our problems...I still use Charles for other matters...
Posted by Karyl | July 31, 2012
True Professional
Our experience with Charles McClenaghan was very positive! He assisted our family and we are so grateful for his aid and support. He is knowledgeable, and well informed. We felt very confident in his abilities. He was responsive to all our concers. His professional compassion was refreshing to say the least. He was prompt to return calls and kept us in the loop. We never felt he was taking advantage of us or dragging his feet. We felt our matters were handled in a very timely and professional way. He has an inate ability to put you at ease and trust in his abilities to handle all your needs and concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2012
Highly Recommended
Having known Mr. McClenaghan for many years, I had him to handle some real estate matters for me and have frequently consulted with him on a number of legal issues. I have full confidence in his abilities and have referred friends and family to him for his help.
Posted by Joe, Attorney at Law | July 24, 2012
Trusted Advisor
Charles McClenaghan has assisted me on numerous occasions and we have collaborated occasionally on cases. I have known him since the '70s and have always found him to be a patient, kind and trustworthy counselor who offers heartfelt and competent advice and care. I highly recommend Attorney McClenaghan to any individual, family or business for legal representation. He is a great friend, colleague and trusted advisor.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2012
Highly Recommend
Mr. McClenaghan provided very knowledgeable guidance and caring attention to my personal concerns in regards to my legal matter. Mr. McClenaghan and his staff eased my stress and I ultimately came away with a great experience. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a trustworthy lawyer
This lawyer is not trustworthy. He has been disciplined in past for ethical issues. Trust me, nothing has changed ! Best advice, stay far away from this lawyer !
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1989.

Indefinite Suspension issued in OH, 1989
updated on 02/21/2010

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.

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Lardiere McNair LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Charles H. McClenaghan
  • 2007 - Present
  • Vice President
  • Abn Amro Bank N.V.
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Vice President
  • Triad Guaranty Insurance
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Vice President
  • GTE Corporation
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Manager
  • Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
  • 1983 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Mayer, Johrendt and Cook, LPA
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Commissioner of Securities
  • State Of Ohio
  • 1981 - 1982
  • Superintendent of Real Estate
  • State Of Ohio
  • 1980 - 1981
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Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Ohio University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medicare Appeal
  • Finding by Administrative Judge that Medicare responsible for payment. Saved Client $7500.
  • Licking County Board of Revision
  • Successful appeal saves Owner $25,000 per year in real estate taxes.
  • Licking County Board of Revision
  • Successfully reduced value to $890,000 saving Client over $12,000 per year in real estate tax!!!

Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Creative Living (Non-Profit)
  • Vice President of Trustee Development
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Estate and GIft Tax Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association, Probate Court Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Athletic Club of Columbus
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Buckeye Lake Yacht Club
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Southeast Florida Morgage Bankers Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Federal National Mortgage Advisory Board
  • Advisory Board
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Board of Governors Buckeye Lake Yacht Club
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • Property Protection
  • 2013
  • Columbus Bar Association Lawyers Quarterly
  • New "Legal Trust" will attract Clients in and out of State
  • 2013
  • WealthCounsel Quarterly
  • Ohio's New Asset Protection Trust will attract Clients within and outside of Ohio
  • 2013
  • The Daily Reporter
  • Attorney Endorses Bill to help Ohioans Protect Assets
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Grantor Trusts
  • 2015
  • Channel Six on Your Side
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2015
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Legacy Trust Act Farmer's and Ranchers Estate Planning
  • 2014
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2014
  • Worthington Estate Planning Council
  • Ohio's New Legacy Trust Act
  • 2013
  • Ohio Association of County Recorders Conference
  • Ohio's New Optional Personal Property Recording System
  • 2013
  • Farmer's and Ranchers Estate Planning
  • Ohio Legacy Trust Act
  • 2013
  • Dublin Recreation Center
  • Ohio Legacy Trust Act
  • 2013
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2013
  • Annual Estate Planning Conference
  • Estate Planning Update
  • 2013
  • Advisors Estate Planning Update
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2013
  • Ohio House of Representatives
  • Ohio Asset Management Modernization Act
  • 2012
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Ohio Legacy Trust Act
  • 2012
  • HUD Housing Seminar
  • How to Purchase HUD Homes
  • 2012
  • Channel Six on Your Side
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2012
  • Channel Six ABC
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2012
  • Channel Six ABC
  • Ask an Attorney
  • 2012
  • Seminars
  • Estate Planning Topics
  • 2011
  • Seminars
  • Various Estate Planning Topics
  • 2010
  • Florida Bank
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • 1998
  • College Course
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1998
  • College Course
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1990
  • National Convention
  • Real Estate Licensee Continuing Education
  • 1981
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Charles
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles and I have worked together on a case. He was very knowledgeable, most professional and a joy to work with."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is a dedicated member to the Ohio bar, and an excellent attorney. He's experienced, personable, and trustworthy. He provides a great legal experience from start to finish for you and your family."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is the sort of lawyer who puts others first. He's detail oriented, he gives accurate analysis, and he’s a true professional."
Business Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chas and I met during law school and have known one another in politics, business and law (and as friends) for more than 30 years. He is a skilled and resourceful businessman and attorney who I am pleased to endorse for his work in business and estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I've known Chas for at least 30 years.He has an ex-cellent reputation in the community and amog his peers.He is attentive.and resposive to,his clients' needs."
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Hilliard Estate planning Lawyer Charles Halle McClenaghan
Charles Halle McClenaghan
Estate planning Attorney
Hilliard, OH
Licensed for 44 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1989. See details