Summary

Ron concentrates his practice on counseling nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in all aspects of their organization and operation including tax matters such as unrelated business income, intermediate sanctions and joint ventures, governance, foundations, endowment funds, charitable giving and planned giving programs, fundraising and working with donors. He chairs the firm's Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organization team. 

Ron also advises persons about estate planning and probate matters with considerable experience in charitable gift planning including charitable trusts and family foundations.

He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Murray State University, graduating magna cum laude, and law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law, graduating magna cum laude, where he served as a member of the Northern Kentucky Law Review.  Ron is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky and has passed the Kentucky Certified Public Accountants examination.

Ron is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, has been chosen as a Leading Lawyer by Cincinnati Magazine and has been listed in Ohio Super Lawyers.  He is a member of the Kentucky and Cincinnati Bar Associations and is a former President of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council.

He is a frequent speaker on various tax topics concerning tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations and charitable giving, and serves on the Board of Trustees and committees of a number of nonprofit organizations.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (1987)
  • Murray State University (1984)

Admissions

  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Kentucky

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL)

    Member, Class V (2001)

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

    Member
    Former Vice President, Nonprofit Law Committee

  • Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council

    Member
    Former President
    Former Vice President
    Former Treasurer
    Honoree, Voices of Giving (2009)

  • Kentucky Bar Association

    Member

  • Leadership Cincinnati

    Member, Class of 2008

  • Leadership Kentucky

    Member, Class of 1999

  • Leadership Northern Kentucky

    Member, Class of 2005

  • Ohio State Bar Association

    Member

  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners

    Member (1997 - present)

Community Involvement

  • American Heritage Girls

    Former Board Chair

  • Bayley

    Secretary
    Member, Executive Committee
    Member, Gift Planning Committee
    Member, Board of Directors

  • Children's Hospital Foundation

    Member, Planned Giving Committee

  • Cincinnati Zoo Foundation

    Board Secretary
    Futures Giving Committee Chair

  • Fort Thomas Education Foundation

    Former Board Member and Planned Giving Chair

  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation

    Member, Governance Committee
    Member, Legal Counsel

  • Highlands Athletic Booster Association

    Former Board Member

  • Marvin Lewis Community Fund

    Advisory Board Member

  • Prevention First

    Former Secretary-Treasurer

  • ReSource

    Former Board Member

  • Ronald McDonald House

    Member, Planned Giving Committee

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

    Board Member
    Secretary

  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation

    Former Board Member, Planned Giving Committee

  • St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

    Member, Board of Trustees
    Former Board President

  • Working in Neighborhoods ("WIN")

    Former Board Member
    Honoree, Hall of Fame (2015)

  • Zoological Society of Cincinnati

    Member, Planned Giving Committee