Elliott Stapleton Esq

Practice/Organization Description

My focus is on Business law and Estate Planning.

I advise owners, directors, employees and officers of businesses ranging from start-up ventures to large privately held companies.

My representation includes: Support on entity selection (Limited Liability Company, S-Corporation, or C-Corporation), preparation of contracts and liability protection measures (operating agreements/membership agreements, independent contractor agreements, employment agreements, asset purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, licensing agreements, internal administrative documents, and registration of trademarks and copyrights), and enforcement of contracts when necessary.

I advise clients on Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration. The Estate Planning process includes evaluation, and drafting of the client's Will (also referred to as the Last Will and Testament), Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Living Trust Agreements (Revocable or Irrevocable).

The purpose of planning is to limit estate taxes, protect assets from creditors, reduce the time of administration, avoid Probate, and give special attention to each client’s individual goals.

Bar Admissions

The State of Ohio U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Education

I received my Juris Doctorate from the University Of Louisville School Of Law. While at Louisville, I focused on courses to better serve individuals in creating their personal estate plans and business owners in pursuing their goals. Some of the honors I received while at the University of Louisville include: a Dean's Scholarship, being named to the Brandeis Inns of Court, and representing the school in Securities Law Moot Court. I also attended the University of Cincinnati where I received my bachelor’s degree in Political Science. While at the University of Cincinnati, I was a member of multiple on-campus organizations and was tapped into the Honorary Order of the Omega.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Cincinnati Bar Association; Pro Seniors, Supreme Court of Ohio, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry; Gamma Xi 21, Inc.; Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

Honors and Awards

Dean's Scholar University of Louisville Brandies School of Law 2004-2007, Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2006, Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2005, Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2004, Harold Garrison’s Honorary Scholarship Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2002, Special Scholarship Award Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2001, Special Scholarship Award Gamma Xi Scholarship Fund 2000.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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