William A. "Bill" Duncan

William A. "Bill" Duncan


Frantz Ward LLP

Recognized since 2018

Cleveland, Ohio

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Bill's practice includes advising clients on benefits and compensation issues and ERISA. He provides consulting, preparation of plan documentation, implementation of plans and ongoing representation to participants, trustees, fiduciaries, sponsors and third-party administrators in a wide variety of employee benefits matters.Bill counsels individuals and small business owners in the design of estate and succession plans, including retirement plan aspects. He also provides general business representation for individuals and closely held business owners.

Location

  • 200 Public Square, Suite 3000
    Cleveland, OH 44114

Education

  • The University of Akron , J.D., graduated 1987
  • Walsh College, B.A., graduated 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations

Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section - Member (1987-Present)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section - Member (1987-Present)
  • Benefits Council of Cleveland - Board of Trustees
  • ASPPA Benefits Council (ABC) of Cleveland - Member of Trustee (1999-Present); Past Officer and National Liaison
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland - Member (1992-Present)
  • Tax Club of Cleveland - Member (1990-Present)
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - Member (2015-Present)

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court - Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Tax Court

Frantz Ward LLP
Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio

36 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

11 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates

Awards:

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law (2018; 2019)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated- Martindale-Hubbell

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