Mohammed J. Bidar, a shareholder, has substantial experience in all aspects of a sophisticated business practice with a concentration in estate and trust planning, business succession planning, charitable giving, asset protection, and probate and trust administration.
His clients include high net worth individuals, corporate executives, exempt organizations, and closely held businesses and their owners. Areas in which Mo has advised clients include revocable trusts planning to obtain tax advantages, generation skipping trusts, and trusts designed to avoid probate or to provide for management of assets. He also has experience with irrevocable trust and gift planning, including life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts.
Mo has helped clients with charitable planning, including organization of tax-exempt entities, creation of charitable remainder and lead trust, and establishing private foundations. He frequently deals with issues related to entity formation and organization of family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, and trusts for S corporation ownership.
Mo is a frequent author and has written articles including: Avoiding Probate – More Important Than Ever, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, March/April 2009; Problem Solved? Title Insurance Coverage for Real Property Transfers, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, January/February 2007; One Step Forward and Two Steps Back? Mortgage Acceleration and Title Insurance Issues in Real Property Transfers, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, January/February 2003; Applying Ohio’s New Income Tax on Trusts, Cleveland Bar Journal, November 2002; The Latest Estate Planning Consideration: When Should I Die?, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, November/December 2001; How a QTIP Marital Trust Can Save Ohio Taxes, Probate Law Journal of Ohio, November/December 1999; Time to Face — Estate Planning and Estate Planning 2;Personal Decisions, Family Times of Cleveland, April/May, 1993. Mo is a much sought-after speaker on issues related to estate planning, particularly for physicians and business owners. Some of the organizations Mo has spoken before include physician groups, hospitals, assisted living communities, corporations and professional societies.
He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Trust Law Section and a member of the Estate Planning Advisory Council for Case Western Reserve University. Mo is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, the FBI Citizen’s Academy Foundation, a Life Member of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, and has served on the boards of many corporations and charities.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1984 and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1981.