Kevin R. Ghassomian

Partner
Kevin Ghassomian
Kevin Ghassomian focuses his practice on the personal legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, and their families. His representation covers all aspects of domestic and international estate planning, with an emphasis on tax minimization, asset protection, business succession, and philanthropy. Kevin also counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries on the administration of trusts and estates, including the preparation of gift and estate tax returns and defense of positions taken on those returns.

Kevin previously worked in the New York City headquarters of a global investment company, where he counseled a multinational client base on complex wealth management matters, including foreign and domestic trust planning and related asset allocation strategies. Kevin leverages this background to collaborate with tax, investment, and insurance advisors, ensuring that their work is effectively integrated into the planning process.

In addition to his law practice, Kevin is a frequent speaker, a published author, and a former professor of law, concentrating his scholarship on estate planning, taxation, and various wealth management topics. He also devotes time to numerous civic and charitable causes, maintaining leadership positions on several nonprofit boards.

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Credentials
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Education

  • LL.M. Taxation University of Miami School of Law 2001
  • J.D. Vanderbilt University Law School 1998
  • B.A. Political Science summa cum laude University of Kentucky 1995
    • Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Vandenbosch Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, The State Bar Association of California
  • Member, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Nevada State Bar Association
  • Member, Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member, Vanderbilt University Alumni Association
  • Member, University of Kentucky Alumni Association

Recognition
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  • Selected for American Bar Association - Law Practice Management Section's James Keane Award for Leadership and Excellence in eLawyering, 2012
  • Selected for Cincy Business Magazine's Leading Lawyer Award in Estate Planning, 2007 - 2009
  • Selected for Cincinnati Magazine's Rising Legal Star Award, 2005 - 2009
  • Selected for Cincinnati Gentlemen Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue & Cincinnati Parks Foundation's Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award, 2007
  • Recognized in Law & Politics Magazine's Ohio's Top Young Lawyers, Special Feature, 2006
  • Selected for Cincinnati Paralegal Association's Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, 2005
  • Named Inspire Cincinnati Magazine's Arts Volunteer of the Year, 2005
  • Recognized in the Cincinnati Business Courier's Forty Under 40 List, 2004
  • Named Honorary Colonel by The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, 2004

Community
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Volunteerism

  • Member, board of trustees, C4-Christians Concerned About Climate Change
  • Member, Planned Giving Council, French Heritage Society
  • Member, board of directors, The Bacchanalian Society, Inc.
  • Former chair, Advisory Council, Agenda 360
  • Former member, board of directors, Cincinnati USA Chamber
  • Former member, Regional Stewardship Council, Vision 2015
  • Former member, board of directors, Cincinnati Arts Association
  • Former member, board of trustees, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Former member, board of trustees, and vice president, The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center
  • Former member, board of trustees, Invest in Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Former member, board of trustees, The Corporation for Findlay Market
  • Founder, Wills for First Responders
  • Former member, board of trustees, Children's Home of Northern Kentucky
  • Former member, board of trustees, The University Club of Cincinnati