James G. Dickinson, a shareholder, focuses on corporate succession planning, general corporate matters and estate planning. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and asset protection planning. He also helps non-profits with tax planning, tax-exempt status and organizational structuring.
Jim is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, a designation achieved only by an elite group of attorneys in the State of Ohio.
He is licensed to practice in both Ohio and Florida, and before the U.S. Tax Court as well. Jim is a popular guest speaker and his articles have appeared in numerous professional and legal journals.
Jim has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005. For more than a decade, he has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America®.
He serves on the board of several for-profit and non-profit corporations and is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Geauga County Bar Associations. He is former chairman of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning Institute and its Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Jim is a trustee of Russell Township, Ohio. Jim also serves on the Great Lakes Region IRS TE/GE advisory Council. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In 2007, Jim was honored by The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland with its Distinguished Estate Planner Award. The same year, Jim was ennobled as a Knight of the Order of Salvador, an honor for special supporters of The Salvador Dali Museum.
Jim received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1973. In 1970 he graduated summa cum laude from Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa