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Klette, Klette & Mauntel
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Size of Organization: 3
Year Established: 1908

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Klette, Klette & Mauntel is a Northern Kentucky law firm consisting of four attorneys providing service in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

The law firm was founded in 1908 by John H. Klette, Sr. (1883-1956), in Covington, Kentucky, with Stephen L. Blakely. Mr. Klette, Sr., served one term in the Kentucky House for Representatives from 1913 to 1916. He also served as Probate Judge Pro Tem in the 1930's and 1940's under Judge John Read.

After working side by side with his father since the age of 16 John H. Klette, Jr., joined the firm in 1942. Mr. Klette, Jr., left the practice in 1943 to serve as a B-17 pilot in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II. Mr. Klette, Jr., left the practice again in 1951 to serve as a C-47 Air Force pilot in the Korean Conflict.

V. Ruth Klette, daughter of John H. Klette, Jr., joined the firm in 1975 and then obtained a LLM in taxation from New York University.

Phyllis L. Mauntel joined the firm in 1994, after working for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges as a staff attorney.

Ronald S. Ran joined the firm in 2008 as a consulting attorney, concentrating on tax matters.

Statement of Practice Summary:
Real Estate; Title Exams and Closings; Title Insurance; Litigation of Foreclosure; Property Line Disputes; Latent Defects, etc.; Draft or review contracts and leases; Probate, Estate and Trust Administration; Probate Court - Kentucky and Ohio; Non-Probate Trust Admin.; Preparation of Federal Estate Tax 706; Ohio Estate Tax; Kentucky Inheritance Tax; Estate Planning; Wills; Revocable Living Trusts; Irrevocable Trusts; Durable Power of Attorney; Guardians and Guardian/ Conservatorships; Living Will Directives; Charitable Giving; Asset Protection; Business Law; Formation LLC/Corporation/Partnership; Non-Profit/Tax Exempt.