Kevin R. Ghassomian

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Kevin R. Ghassomian
Kevin R. Ghassomian

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, L.L.M. in Taxation, 2001
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • University of Kentucky, B.A. in Political Science with Departmental Honors, summa cum laude, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
Professional Affiliations
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • The State Bar Association of California
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Association
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association

Kevin Ghassomian is a Principal in the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning and Administration and Private Clients groups. 

Mr. Ghassomian focuses his practice on the personal legal needs of business owners, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals, and their families. His representation covers all aspects of domestic and international estate planning with an emphasis on tax minimization, asset protection, business succession, and philanthropy. Mr. Ghassomian also 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.

Before 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 their work is effectively integrated into the planning process. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Ghassomian is a frequent speaker, published author, and an adjunct professor of law, concentrating his scholarship on estate planning, taxation, and various wealth management topics.  He also devotes time to numerous civic and charitable causes, maintaining leadership positions on several nonprofit boards.

Mr. Ghassomian received a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law, and a B.A. with high honors from the University of Kentucky. He is admitted to practice law in New York, California, Nevada, Kentucky, and Ohio, where he has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top practitioners in his field.

  • Recipient of the James Keane Award for Leadership and Excellence in eLawyering, American Bar Association - Law Practice Management Section, 2012
  • Recipient of the "Leading Lawyer Award in Estate Planning" in Cincy Business Magazine, 2007-2009
  • Recipient of the "Rising Legal Star Award" in Cincinnati Magazine, 2005-2009
  • Recipient of the "Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award" in Cincinnati Gentlemen Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue & Cincinnati Parks Foundation, 2007
  • Recognized in Law & Politics Magazine, "Ohio’s Top Young Lawyers, Special Feature," 2006
  • Recipient of the "Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award" in Cincinnati Paralegal Association, 2005
  • Recipient of the "Arts Volunteer of the Year" award in Inspire Cincinnati Magazine, 2005
  • Recognized on the Cincinnati Business Courier, "Forty Under 40" List, 2004
  • Recognized by The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, "Honorary Colonel," 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Kentucky, 1995
  • Recipient of the Vandenbosch Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, 1995
    University of Kentucky