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1825 W. Rocket Dr., Ste. 2000
Mailing Address:
2801 W. Bancroft, MS 507
Toledo, OH 43606


Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Estate Planning

Estate Planning can be described in many ways. To some, it is the practice of elder law, addressing the myriad of issues relevant to the elderly. To others, it is the drafting of wills and trusts to achieve succession and/or tax planning objectives. Still, to others, the estate planning practice comprises activities designed to transfer family businesses from one generation to the other.   

Each of these descriptions and many others are accurate. An estate planning attorney builds a practice performing some or all of the functions relevant to these descriptions. At the core, the role of an estate planner is to help clients manage, gratuitously transfer, and protect from creditors their property. 


Core Curriculum:
Trusts and Estates
Federal Income Tax
Estate and Gift Tax
Estate Planning

Specialty Courses:
Business Associations
Professional Responsibility*
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Creditor/Debtor Law
Business Enterprise Tax

Other Student Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to research and write papers in the Estate Planning area with the supervision and guidance of a faculty member.


John Barrett
Eric Chaffee
Kelly Moore
Geoffrey Rapp
Chad Baker (Lecturer in Law)


* Courses Required for J.D. Degree

Last Updated: 7/9/15