Charles J. Kegler - Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, L.P.A

Charles J. Kegler

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 614-462-5446

Kegler practices primarily in the areas of Business + Tax, Mergers + Acquisitions and Estate Planning. He joined the firm in 1968.

Business + Tax
As chair of the area, Chuck has extensive experience with advising clients regarding corporate and business planning, including implementing transactions having tax planning implications relating to C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships. Additionally, business formation, shareholder agreements, complex partnerships and limited company agreements, as well as confidentiality and non-competition agreements, constitute a significant portion of his practice.

Mergers + Acquisitions
Chuck also has substantial experience in advising clients on complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, reorganizations and joint ventures. He advises sellers and buyers, as well as private equity groups, sponsoring leveraged recapitalizations and reorganizations. Chuck’s experience encompasses representing a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, health care distribution, restaurant, franchising, retail, building and construction materials, technology, advertising and marketing and professional services.

Estate Planning
For more than 40 years, Chuck has been advising private companies and their owners regarding estate and succession planning. His experience includes structuring and implementing sophisticated estate planning strategies, including GRATs, dynasty trusts, sales to grantor trusts, family limited partnerships, and LLCs and family foundations.

The Ohio State UniversityBS 1965The Ohio State UniversityJ.D. 1968
American Bar Association, Taxation, Corporation, Banking and Business Law sectionsColumbus Bar Association, Taxation and Business Law committeeColumbus Foundation, Legal Advisory committeeOhio State Bar AssociationUpper Arlington Rotary

Client Comments

"I have been a client of KBHR for 36 years. Charles Kegler has been my primary/personal/corporate lawyer for that entire time. He is the best in so many areas it would be difficult to begin to prioritize. He has impeccable character and integrity. He is a great leader of a great law firm. In 36 years, I have not made a decision of any magnitude without his advice."

-Charles Penzone
Charles Penzone Inc.

Office Location

65 East State Street, Suite 1800
Columbus, OH 43215
United States

Practice Areas

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates

Other Information

Gender: Male