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Todd A. Weber

Owner / President

"I provide clients the information, advice, and confidence needed to make informed decisions, take proper action, and gain peace of mind."   

Representative Experience

  • Twenty-four years of legal experience and expertise.  

  • Big 4 accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche as a member of its tax advisory and consulting group in the areas of estate planning, employee benefits, and tax.


  • Former partner of distinguished Columbus law firms.

  • Provided complex estate planning and business succession solutions for family businesses, executives, and entrepreneurs.

  • Creation of revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, and assistance with probate administration, guardianships, elder law, and Medicaid issues.

  • Experienced in the planning and implementation of irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), dynasty trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), family limited partnerships and limited liability companies (FLPs and FLLCs), and asset protection trusts.

  • Assisted clients with a wide range of charitable giving methods, including charitable remainder trusts (CRATs/CRUTs), charitable lead trusts (CLATs/CLUTs), donor-advised funds and private foundations, as well as formation, qualification, and assistance to numerous non-profit entities and foundations.

  • Provided tax structuring and facilitated sale and merger of companies worth in excess of $100 million to public corporations.

  • Provided advice and handled all facets of sales of numerous multi-million dollar companies to private equity and strategic buyers. 


  • Conducted purchase of business segment and product lines from NASDAQ OMX corporation in Finland. 


  • Facilitated purchase and sale of waste management business with operations in U.S. and Mexico.

  • Directed sale of a tech-instrument company to a multinational corporation.


  • Restructuring and reorganization of corporation and its subsidiaries with annual revenues in excess of $100 million.


  • Assisted multistate oil and gas corporation as well as other businesses and start-ups with debt and equity offerings, venture capital funding, and commercial financings.


  • Negotiated purchase and redemption of shareholder interests in a real estate business owning numerous multi-unit properties with several entities and lenders.


  • Established deferred compensation, stock appreciation, and other incentive compensation plans for directors and executives of companies.


  • Negotiated severance and employment/compensation agreements for C-level and other positions with NYSE and NASDAQ companies.


  • Negotiated physician contracts with regional health networks, hospitals, and practice groups.

  • Reviewed and negotiated oil and gas leases for landowners throughout Ohio.  


  • Clerked for Office of the Governor, George Voinovich. 

Contact:  (614) 285-5205


  • Wake Forest University, The School of Business & Accountancy - B.S. Business,  Cum Laude (1993)

  • Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor (1996)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio (1996)

  • US District Court for Southern District of Ohio (1998)

  • United States Tax Court (2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Columbus Bar Association Estate Planning and Trust Committee (Former Chair, 2006-2008)

  • Columbus Foundation Professional Council


  • Ohio Top Lawyers - Columbus CEO Magazine (2016)

Publications and Presentations

  • Purchasing a Business – Columbus Monthly

  • Flexible Estate Plans - Columbus Bar Association

  • New Trust Law Means Beneficiaries Need to Check the Rules Thoroughly - Business First

  • Advance Directives - Smart Business Columbus Magazine

  • Down Economy a Perfect Time to Consider Reorganization, Asset Buys - Business First

  • How to Purchase a Business - Columbus CEO

  • Estate  &  Succession  Planning  for  Family Business  Leaders - Conway Family Business Center of Central Ohio

  • GRATs  and  other  Planning  Techniques  for Low  Interest  Rate Environments - Columbus Bar Association and Columbus Estate Planning Council

  • Business Advisory Boards - Athena Powerlink Columbus

  • Building, Operating and Passing on a Family Business - Guest Lecturer, Ohio Dominican University

  • Succession Planning Personalities and Pitfalls - Worthington Estate Planning Council, Columbus Estate Planning Council, The Columbus Foundation

Community Service

​ Former Associations

  • Columbus Zoo Planned Giving Committee member

  • Golf Village Residents' Association and Community Oversight Foundation, Legal Chair

  • OYAA Youth Baseball Coach

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