YEARS OF PRACTICE:7 years
My focus is on Estate Planning, Business Law, and Probate.
I help families protect what they earn, avoid unnecessary risk, and plan for the future. This includes the creation of a Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will, or a Trust.
I advise business owners, directors, employees and officers of businesses ranging from start-up ventures to large privately held companies.
We are a suburban Cincinnati firm that has been serving the legal needs of both corporations and individuals throughout the Greater Cincinnati area for over forty years. We are committed to providing legal representation that is both personal and of the highest quality.
Our firm is large enough to handle complex legal issues, yet small enough to provide the personal attention that our client's expect.
Currently, I serve as Treasurer on the Gamma Xi 21, Inc. board and scholarship committee. Outside of the office, I enjoy travel, photography, and working within the Cincinnati community.
- Business Formation and Dissolution
- Commercial and Contract Law
- Communications and Media
- Contract Disputes
- Non-Competition and Trade Secrets
- Ownership Disputes/Fiduciary Relationships
- Contractual Beneficiary Issues
- Elder Law
- Fiduciary Removal
- Healthcare Power of Attorney
- Joint Survivorship
- Life Insurance
- Living Wills
- Power of Attorney
- Probate Litigation
- Trust Disputes
- Will Contests
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville
Juris Doctor (JD), 2007
Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio Bar Association
C-Change Class 2012,
Youngest Attorney to be made a Partner in the firm's history 2011,
Dean's Scholar at the University of Louisville Brandies School of Law 2004-2007,
Honorary Order of Omega 2003,
Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2004 - 2006,
Harold Garrison’s Honorary Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2002,
Special Scholarship Award Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2000-2001.
Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013
State of Ohio
US District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Scottish Rite of Free Masonry
Gamma Xi 21
Ohio (2007), #0082857
Elliott Stapleton works with clients to establish a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Revocable Living Trust, Avoiding Probate and other essential planning services.
Elliott has written a concise Estate Planning Guide for Parents in Ohio. This Guide has been updated for 2013 to account for the changes in federal and state law. Here is a link to the Estate Planning Guide for Parents in Ohio.
Elliott represents client's Probate Estate as an Attorney in Cincinnati. Through this process he helps administer the distribution of assets, payment of creditors, and protection for the Executor.
Here are some sample videos explaining Ohio Estate Planning concepts:
Elliott has advised business owners on how to create their companies and guided them through the growth process. For business owners his representation includes:
- Forming the business as an Ohio LLC or Corporation
- Preparation of vital business contracts and
- Addressing important liability protection measures for the business and its owners.
- Advising Ohio business owners on the registration Trademarks, Copyrights,
- Creation of Confidentiality / Non-Disclosure Agreements (also known as an NDA).
Here is a video explaining how Elliott works with small business owners:
Elliott Stapleton helps families and small business owners protect what they earn, avoid unnecessary risk, and plan for the future.
Prior to working with CMRK Law, Elliott was a law clerk with the Formica corporation and worked as a legal extern with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service.
Elliott has worked with families on Estate Planning (e.g. Will, Power of Attorney, Living Will, Trust, and Probate Estate Administration) and small business owners for Business Planning (e.g. Formation of an LLC, Incorporation, Creating Business Contracts, and Protection of Intellectual property such as Trademarks and Copyrights).
I offer a free initial consultation on all legal matters.
To give clients certainty, my services are primarily flat rates.