Kevin R. Ghassomian

Partner
P: (513) 977-8335
F: (513) 977-8141
Kevin Ghassomian is a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the firm’s Estate & Trust Practice Group. His practice focuses on the personal legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, and their families.

Mr. Ghassomian’s representation covers all aspects of domestic and international estate planning, with an emphasis on tax minimization, asset protection, business succession, and philanthropy. He also regularly counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries on the administration of trusts and estates, including the preparation of gift and estate tax returns and defense of positions taken on those returns.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ghassomian worked in the New York City headquarters of a global investment company where he counseled a multinational client base on complex wealth management matters including foreign and domestic trust planning and related asset allocation strategies. Mr. Ghassomian leverages this background to collaborate with tax, investment, and insurance advisors, ensuring that they are integrated into the planning process in a comprehensive yet cost-efficient manner.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, 2012 – Present
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 2009 - present, Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee, 2009 - Present 
  • New York State Bar Association, 2009 - present, Trusts and Estates Law Section, 2009 - Present 
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, 2003 - 2009, Estate Planning and Probate Committee, 2003 - 2009
  • Estate Planning Council of Northern Kentucky, 2004 - 2009
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association, 2004 - 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1999 - Present, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 2001 - Present
  • Nevada State Bar Association, 1999 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 1999 – Present
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Association, 1998 - Present
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association, 1995 - Present
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2009; Executive Council, 2009
  • Agenda 360, Cincinnati, OH, Leadership Council Chair, 2007 – 2009
  • Vision 2015, Covington, KY, Regional Stewardship Council, 2009
  • Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Directors, 2008 – 2009
  • Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH, Shareholder, 2005 – Present
  • University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Trustees, 2006 - 2007
  • The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY, Board of Trustees, 2004 – 2009; Vice President, 2007 - 2009
  • Invest in Neighborhoods, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, Board of Trustees, 2004 - 2006
  • The Corporation for Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Trustees, 2003 – 2008; Endowment Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Children's Home of Northern Kentucky, Covington, KY, Board of Trustees, 2002 - 2008
  • The University Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Trustees, 2002 - 2006
  • The Bacchanalian Society, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, Board of Directors, 2002 – Present
  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, Skills Training for Estate Planners I, July 2003, Skills Training for Estate Planners II, July 2004
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, IN, Tax and Estate Planning Institute, September 2003
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2001
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, Program of Instruction for Lawyers (Emphasis in Taxation), June 2000
  • Agenda 360, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Advisory Council, 2013 – Present

Distinctions

  • Leading Lawyer Award in Estate Planning, Cincy Business Magazine, 2007 - 2009
  • Rising Legal Star Award, Cincinnati Magazine, 2005 - 2009
  • Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award, Cincinnati Gentlemen Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue & Cincinnati Parks Foundation, 2007
  • Ohio’s Top Young Lawyers, Special Feature, Law & Politics Magazine, 2006
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award, Cincinnati Paralegal Association, 2005
  • Arts Volunteer of the Year, Inspire Cincinnati Magazine, 2005
  • Forty Under 40, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2004
  • Honorary Colonel, The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Kentucky, 1995
  • Vandenbosch Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, University of Kentucky, 1995