James H. Bownas

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  • Partner at Lane Alton (26 Attorneys)
  • Suite 220, Two Miranova Place, Columbus, OH 43215-7052
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    4.9/5.0 (1)
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Attorney Awards


Advanced Course Instructor, The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1981-1982. Certified Arbitrator, Better Business Bureau.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Business Organization

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-233-4702  Phone
614-228-0146  Fax
University Attended:
Xavier University, B.S., cum laude, 1968
Law School Attended:
Harvard University, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
1972, U.S. Tax Court; 1991, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1971, Ohio; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court
Columbus (Member, Committees on: Business Tax Law, Real Estate Law, Estate and Gift Tax Subcommittee); Securities Law (Former Chair, 1998-1999), Ohio State (Member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section) and American Bar Associations.
Special Agencies:
Member - Catholic Foundation of Columbus Professional Advisors Group; Worthington Estate Planning Council; American Society of Corporate Secretaries; American Corporate Counsel Association, former Director, Central Ohio Chapter.
Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, December 9, 1947
Reported Cases:
In Re: Cardinal Industries Inc. and Substantively Consolidated Subsidiaries, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, SD OH (1989).
Hobbies & interests:
Teaches courses to professionals on estate planning, and has lectured on the subject of Entrepreneurship in the Xavier University Graduate School of Business.

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
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