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Ken Laino started his career in 1978 in New York City, specializing in corporate and securities law. A few years later he moved to Ohio, and has been practicing law in Cleveland for more than thirty-five years. While his practice is diverse, Ken focuses principally on asset protection planning, business law, real estate and estate planning. He counsels both individuals and business entities with respect to asset protection strategies; and he is a member of the Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association. He represents closely-held businesses and non-profit entities, and assists them with general corporate, employment and commercial litigation matters. He also counsels clients in estate planning and business succession. Ken has represented numerous buyers and sellers of business entities.

Ken is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York as well as Ohio.

Ken has been involved in a wide variety of community activities. He is a member and past president of the Board of Trustees of West Haven Foundation, which assists developmentally disabled adults. Ken has served on a number of commissions for the City of Lakewood, including its Charter Review Commission and Community Governance Task Force. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Hospital and the Board of Trustees of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. He served for many years as an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College (Department of Business Administration).

Contact & Links
  • One Cleveland Center, Suite 900
    1375 East Ninth Street
    Cleveland, OH 44114
  • University of Michigan, J.D., graduated 1978
  • John Carroll University, A.B., summa cum laude, graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, State of Ohio
  • Florida, State of Florida
  • New York, State of New York
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association - Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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