Patrick J. Weschler: Lawyer with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

Patrick J. Weschler


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  • Trusts & Estates
    University Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1978
    Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, J.D., 1981
    Admitted1981, Ohio; 1985, District of Columbia

    Member: American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate Section
    Member: Ohio State Bar Association
    Member: Akron Bar Association; Past Chair, Probate Section

    BornPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1956

    Practice Area & Professional Experience

    • Joined the Firm as an associate in 1988; elected a partner in 1991.
    • Former Chair and Co-chair of the Trust & Estates Practice Group.
    • Over 30 years experience providing estate and business succession planning counsel to clients, and assisting with the structuring of charitable planned gifts.
    • Expertise in the creation and administration of private foundations, charitable split interest trusts, and other planned giving vehicles.
    • Previously practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland, Ohio.

    Awards & Honors

    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America , (1995 - 2015).
    • Received special recognition for 10 consecutive years or more as one of The Best Lawyers in America.
    • Recognized as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers (2004 - 2014), as voted by his peers.

    Professional & Civic Involvement

    Member: Order of the Coif
    Member, Advisory Board: Lisle M. Buckingham Endowment Fund
    Member, Board of Trustees: Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania
    Member, Vice-Chair and Board of Directors: Humane Society of Greater Akron
    Member, Advisory Board: WKSU - FM (Kent State University Public Radio)
    Member, Cabinet: Leave a Legacy, Akron, Ohio
    President and Director: Betty and John Jacobson Foundation
    Member, Chair: Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs Technology Committee
    Past Member: Virginia Law Review

    Presentations & Publications

    Co-author: “ Estate Tax Relief Does Not Reduce Need for Planning” (Law You Can Use)

    Frequent speaker on trust and estates and charitable law issues for various organizations and clients.

    Presentations Include:

    Snowbird Rules - Change of Domicile
    Post-Mortem Planning
    Business Succession Planning
    Planned Giving for Charitable Organizations
    Social Media Issues and Charitable Organizations


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    Office Information

    Patrick J. Weschler

    3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite 300
    AkronOH 44333


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