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Chuck Adler joined the firm in 1993 and became Partner in 1995. Chuck has a special interest in planning for individuals, families and closely-held businesses. Chuck counsels individuals and families on complex estate, charitable, financial and retirement planning matters; on estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes; and on the organization and operation of private foundations. He also counsels owners of closely-held and family businesses on succession planning.

Before joining the firm, Chuck was an associate attorney with Thompson Hine and Flory, and a senior accountant with Price Waterhouse. Chuck is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland (Former Trustee). Chuck is also a Certified Public Accountant (Ohio, inactive). He is admitted to practice law in both Ohio and Florida.

Chuck is on the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School. He is also a past president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. Chuck served as a Trustee of the Alzheimer’s Association and Catholic Charities. He serves as Trustee of the Frederick W. and Janet P. Dorn Foundation.

Contact & Links
  • One Cleveland Center, Suite 900
    1375 East Ninth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • English
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., graduated 1983
  • Miami University, Accountancy, graduated 1979
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, State of Ohio
  • Florida, State of Florida
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland - Member
  • Ohio Certified Public Accountant - Inactive
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel - Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Trusts and Estates, Cleveland (2022)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Cleveland (2019)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
    • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
    • Chambers High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law
    • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers® list: 2004-present

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