Critchfield member Roger Proper has focused his practice in the area of estate planning for over 20 years. He is the chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department and is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.
Roger’s estate planning practice includes developing and implementing estate plans for individuals to address important issues pertaining to estate and gift taxes, wealth transfer succession, and asset protection. He has significant experience representing high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families. Roger’s practice also includes representing closely-held businesses and business owners in a variety of areas, including choice of entity analysis and formation, business and real estate transactions, business reorganizations, and business succession planning. He also counsels owners of businesses and members of their families in establishing strategic succession plans and organizational structures that satisfy their current and long-term objectives. In addition, Roger advises both corporate and individual fiduciaries and beneficiaries regarding various aspects of trust administration and compliance with tax and fiduciary laws, as well as in disputes involving trusts and estates. He also advises clients on charitable gift planning, asset protection planning, prenuptial agreements, estate and trust administration, and fiduciary litigation matters.