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The attorneys in Calfee’s Probate Litigation group represent fiduciaries, financial institutions, beneficiaries, creditors and other interested parties in estate, trust and guardianship controversies.

Complex estate and trust planning has present and future consequences for various constituencies that may generate disputes. Having successfully represented clients in probate courts throughout Ohio, Florida and other jurisdictions, we have the experience to help resolve disputes and facilitate a satisfying outcome.

Calfee’s probate litigators also assist clients in estate and trust-related disputes before trial courts, government administrative agencies, and state and federal tax authorities. In conjunction with our probate litigation work, our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance on estate and trust administration as well as asset protection.

Calfee representation begins with an analysis of the context of the dispute as it relates to the various parties and entities involved. Our goal is to achieve a resolution to the advantage of our clients in an efficient manner.

Noteworthy

Chambers USA Band 4 Ranking (Ohio)

For well over a decade, our Litigation group and individual litigation attorneys have been ranked and recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel. 

Chambers researchers reported that sources describe Calfee's Litigation group as "highly responsive and their lawyers are really devoted to their clients’ interest. They're thoughtful, creative and they work hard.”

Chambers researchers further noted that peers commented, “The quality is very high across the board; it’s a wonderful group of lawyers.”

U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings

Calfee’s Litigation group was selected for inclusion in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News – Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates Law and several Litigation practice areas.

Benchmark Litigation Rankings

Calfee has been selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2018 as a "Recommended" litigation firm in Ohio. Several of Calfee's Litigation attorneys have been ranked as Leading Litigators by Benchmark Litigation 2018.

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Experience

Experience

  • Represented executors for estates ranging in size up to $1 billion in defense of claims brought by beneficiaries and creditors and in connection with various tax controversies.
  • Represented closely held business entities with claims brought against estates and trusts.
  • Represented institutional trustees in defense of claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties and regarding compliance with charitable trust laws.
  • Represented parties to will contest actions.
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Chambers USA researchers reported that sources describe Calfee's Litigation group as "highly responsive and their lawyers are really devoted to their clients’ interest. They're thoughtful, creative and they work hard.” 

Chambers USA 2018

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