Experienced Business Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney Join Dinsmore as Newest Partners in Cincinnati
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has welcomed partners Charles “Chuck” Meyer and Katrina Farley to its Cincinnati office. They join from Santen & Hughes, where Meyer served as president and both were on the firm’s management committee.
Meyer and Farley have extensive estate planning backgrounds, and Farley is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. Farley will practice with Dinsmore’s Private Client & Family Wealth Planning group, while Meyer will be part of the Business Acquisitions & Securities group.
Both cited Dinsmore’s depth and breadth of expertise as attractions to their joining the firm.
“I write wills and trusts every day,” Farley said. “I have been fortunate to work with generations of families as they plan for the future. I help them plan for all eventualities, including disability and death. You have to listen to what your clients are saying and tailor their estate plans to fit their individual needs. I look forward to working with the many estate planning lawyers at Dinsmore to deliver the highest quality product in the most efficient manner possible.”
Meyer described his practice as being like “outside general counsel” for many privately held, often family-owned businesses. He is excited to tap into Dinsmore’s vast reservoir of legal disciplines like tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, employment and intellectual property, which will suit his clients’ needs.
“I care a lot about my clients. They deserve the best legal representation available, now and in the future,” said Meyer, who feels he can better accomplish that at Dinsmore. “One of the things I enjoy most is working with clients who sometimes have complex planning or adversarial situations, trying to simplify the issues, and reaching outcomes that best serve their needs without trying to reinvent the wheel.”
Dinsmore’s commitment to community, diversity, equity and inclusion were also important ingredients for Meyer. He was previously awarded the Cincinnati Bar Association’s John W. Warrington Community Service Award for his work operating a breakfast program for people experiencing homelessness in Over-The-Rhine and serving as chairman of the board of the Corporation for Findlay Market, a non-profit that helped revitalize the surrounding neighborhood as a vibrant and flourishing part of the city.
“I have seen firsthand that Dinsmore people don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk when it comes to promoting diversity and serving our community,” Meyer said. “That is important to me.”
Meyer graduated from Boston College Law School, while Farley graduated from Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Both are admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky, and Meyer is also admitted in Florida and Massachusetts.