Kenneth Lather

Contact

Member
Findlay
1995 Tiffin Ave.
Suite 101
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Overview

Kenneth L. Lather is a member of the firm’s Wealth Preservation Group, and limits his practice to wealth succession planning and small business representation.  He has over 35 years of experience advising clients on estate tax and complex succession issues; inter-generational asset-protected trusts; probate and trust administrations; and creative charitable planning.  He also spends considerable time advising successful farm families on succession, business organization and risk minimization arrangements.  He employs a disciplined counseling-based method of advising clients, where considerable time is invested determining the true needs of his clients before solutions are proposed. 

In 2002 Ken fulfilled the requirements prescribed by the Ohio State Bar Association to be designated as a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law, under criteria established by the Supreme Court of Ohio.  There are currently approximately 170 such Certified Specialists in the State of Ohio.  Additionally, Ken serves on the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.  Ken lives in Findlay and manages the firm’s Findlay office.

As part of his practice Ken also serves as general counsel to a family office which oversees significant manufacturing, real estate, restaurant and investment activities in Northwest Ohio.

Representative Matters

  • Drafting and implementing revocable and irrevocable trusts addressing multiple needs and situations.
  • Drafting and implementing Limited Liability Companies for business organization, succession and risk minimization objectives.
  • Drafting specialized trusts for managing retirement funds for heirs while preserving favorable income tax treatment.
  • Advising on complex charitable planning arrangements including charitable remainder trusts and charitable gifts of retirement funds.

industries

Agribusiness

education

J.D., 1978, Ohio Northern University
B.S., 1975, cum laude, Miami University

admissions

Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio