My father once said I would have joy in life if I was part of producing peace in someone else's. What we do is help others plan for peace in their families, their businesses and their giving.

by Dustin M. Hughes, JD

What We Do

Domestic Estate Planning

Our office works closely with clients to achieve their goals for their families, businesses and charities.  Because individuals are as different as their fingerprints, we evaluate and efficiently employ a plan to protect their interests in light of each client's unique set of facts.

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • Care for Incapacity and Guardianship issues
  • Tax planning and Charitable Trusts
  • Medicaid Planning

International Estate Planning

 Our firm serves U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizens with Foreign Property.  If you are a United States citizen or have immigrated to the United States and own property here or abroad, you encounter unusual and unique challenges with your estate planning.  We can   provide services to managers, farmers, physicians, executives, professional athletes and other individuals.

 Certain planning tools are not available to Non-U.S. Citizens regarding gifting, estate taxes and more.  With proper planning, we can assist our clients with protecting the value of their property when they transfer it in the future.  

  •  Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
  • Care for Incapacity and Guardianship issues
  • Tax planning and Charitable Trusts
  • Set up of corporations and other entities

Probate Estates

Should a client need to probate an estate, we can work through the nuances, facts and forms to settle the estate as expeditiously as possible.  Good estate planning ahead of time avoids the Probate Court unless the supervision of the court is purposely planned based on the realities of a client's family.

Family Business Owners

We act as General Counsel to  business and professional clients with trusted advice and direction pertaining to a variety of issues.  
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Succession Planning
  • Commercial transactions, permitting

Providing Legal Services to these communities 

  • Ada, Ohio
  • Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Bellefontaine, Ohio
  • Cedarville, Ohio
  • Centerville, Ohio
  • Dublin, Ohio
  • Fairborn, Ohio
  • Greater Columbus, Ohio
  • Greater Dayton, Ohio
  • Hampton, Ohio
  • Hilliard, Ohio
  • Jeffersonville, Ohio
  • London, Ohio
  • New Carlisle, Ohio
  • Oakwood, Ohio
  • Piqua, Ohio
  • Plain City, Ohio
  • Powell, Ohio
  • South Charleston, Ohio
  • Springfield, Ohio
  • St. Paris, Ohio
  • Tipp City, Ohio
  • Troy, Ohio
  • Urbana, Ohio
  • West Jefferson, Ohio
  • West Liberty, Ohio
  • Xenia, Ohio
  • Yellow Springs, Ohio