I focus my practice on probate, estate planning and business law. I have extensive experience in a wide variety of probate and estate administration matters, wills, trusts, succession planning and advanced directives. I routinely handles probate matters in Hamilton County Probate Court, Butler County Probate Court, Clermont County Probate Court and Warren County Probate Court. Additionally, I represents individuals, private businesses, and professionals in matters involving succession planning, entity formation, contracts, sales transactions, buying/selling small businesses, and commercial transactions.
I have repeatedly received an AV rating under the Martindale Hubbell lawyer rating system. An AV rating means my attorney peers have recognized me with their highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. I am currently Of Counsel to Flagel & Papakirk LLC. Previously, I served as Managing Partner of Sirkin Pinales & Schwartz LLP for thirty years.
I received my B.S.E.E. from the University of Cincinnati and my J.D. from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. I was admitted to the Bar of the State of Ohio and U.S. District Court in 1975. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association and previously served as the chairperson of its Certified Grievance Committee. Additionally, I was on the Board of the Mayerson JCC and was a past president.
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|Of Counsel||Flagel & Papakirk, LLC||2009 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Sirkin, Pinales & Schwartz LLP||1978 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||Mechley & Mechley CO., L.P.A.||1975 - 1978|
|Law Clerk||Honorable Robert Black||1973 - 1975|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cincinnati Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|University of Cincinnati||N/A||B.S.E.E||1971|