Cindy's law practice focuses broadly on trust and estate matters in both the planning and administration stages. Her practice includes income tax, in addition to, transfer tax planning. She represents corporate and individual fiduciaries outside of court and also before the court for various matters including petitions for instructions, modification, approval of accounts or termination and discharge. Cindy also represents beneficiaries of trusts or estates to assert beneficial interests in property and damages for breaches of trust. She represents petitioners in guardianship proceedings to obtain court authority to help an incapacitated person. Cindy is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Ohio and before the United States Tax Court. She is an Indiana Trust and Estate lawyer, certified by the Indiana Trust and Estate Specialty Board.Cindy has extensive accounting and tax background that began more than a dozen years before she became a lawyer. She has audit and tax preparation experience while at public accounting firms but she also has accounting and tax experience working on the controller's staffs for public and closely-held corporations. She maintained a small public accounting practice until she began practicing law. Cindy passed the Ohio certified public accountants test in May 1979, a few weeks before graduating from college, and maintained this license until after she had been practicing law for several years. A natural progression of Cindy's passion for problem-solving (which began in the accounting field) continues today in helping individuals plan their estates, helping with administration issues and effectively avoiding (or efficiently resolving) disputes or disagreements along the way.Cindy is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and she is AV rated from Martindale-Hubbell. A graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, Cindy attended University of Cincinnati College of Law where she was named to Order of the Coif, a national scholastic honorary society. Cindy is a past president of the Allen County Bar Association.
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