Paul practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, business and farm transition planning, general business representation, and residential and investment real estate.

Succession Planning for Family Farms and Businesses

  • Paul is a frequent speaker at the local state and regional level on “Keeping the Farm in the Family” and “Exit Planning for Business Owners.”
  • Paul has helped numerous farms and business owners develop plans to transition their operations to the next generation.

 Estate Planning

  • Paul has assisted over a thousand families and individuals to develop estate plans that meet their goals and allow for an orderly and economical transfer of their estates at their time of death.
  • Paul has developed estate plans using a wide variety of techniques such as wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, limited liability companies and family limited partnerships, conservation easements, charitable trusts and various gifting and transfer plans.

Trust Administration

  • Paul regularly acts as a trustee or trust advisor for clients, when asked.
  • Paul advises individual trustees on how to properly administer trusts they are responsible for.

Estate Administration

  • Paul assists and advises families during the difficult time of their loss.
  • Paul has administered estates with unusual and complicated assets, including commercial real estate, business interests, farm land, unusual collectibles and foreign mineral interests.

Real Estate

  • Paul represents buyers and sellers in residential purchase agreements.
  • Paul assists sellers, investors and buyers with the structure and finance of commercial real estate transactions.

Contact Paul

Office Waterville, Ohio  Email
P 419-878-2931
Assistant Angie Cupps  Email
P 419-878-2931
  • Get to know Paul 

    I am a lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio, growing up on a poultry farm between Perrysburg and Waterville. I worked at horse farms from 8th grade until I finished law school. I figure I’ve cleaned out approximately 10,000 horse stalls – some say good experience for what I do now. I live in a log house with my wife and three children, across the road from where I was raised. Hobbies include organic gardening, backpacking, and travel. Aligned with my life’s work, I formerly served on the board of directors for a family-owned businesses in Tokyo, Japan, and am currently serving on the board of directors for a family-owned businesses  in Perrysburg, OH.


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