Edward D. Bender is the chair of the firm’s Estate Planning, Trusts, and Wealth Transfer practice area. The estate planning area commonly includes planning for business owners, and Ed counsels them on their succession planning issues as well as their general corporate matters. Ed advises individuals, banks and trust companies in their roles as fiduciaries for probate estates and private trusts. He has extensive knowledge of the four areas of taxation that are of concern to people who are planning their estate: the estate tax, the income tax, the gift tax, and the generation-skipping transfer tax. Ed’s clientele is diverse, ranging from high net worth individuals considering a Domestic Asset Protection Trust, to parents with minor children who need a Contingent Trust for Minors, to persons who have a non-U.S. citizen spouse needing a Qualified Domestic Trust.
Ed has written and lectured on these topics for community groups and at continuing legal education seminars for other attorneys. Martindale Hubbell/LexisNexis has recognized Edward as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
Ed lives in Pierce Township with his wife, and his three children. Ed volunteers his time and is involved in various activities at Immaculate Heart of Mary parish and the Cardinal Bernardin council of the Knights of Columbus.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
- Ohio State Bar Association
- University of Cincinnati Foundation Gift Planning Subcommittee
- University of Cincinnati B.A., 1992
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law J.D., 1995