Kimon P. Karas is a principal at McCarthy Lebit. He is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Federal Taxation Law and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on tax law and wealth preservation. Mr. Karas is often sought out by both his peers and the media to dissect, analyze and interpret the myriad of issues arising in the distribution of large estates. Mr. Karas also has extensive legal experience in corporate, general business and partnership law.
Mr. Karas is a frequent lecturer on the topics of federal, state, and local taxation, as well as estate planning. He served an adjunct professor of law in taxation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mr. Karas is also a member of the Business Advisory Council at Ashland University's College of Business & Economics.
Mr. Karas has been named the Best Lawyers© 2015 Cleveland Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year”. Mr. Karas has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2007 to 2017, named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers from 2004 to 2016, and has been named one of the Top 50 Cleveland Area Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers from 2005 to 2015.