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Roger D. Proper, Jr. - Member

Education & Experience

Education:

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law. L.L.M., Taxation
  • University of Toledo, J.D.
  • Miami University, B.S., Finance

Bar & Court Admissions/Memberships:

  • Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Estate Planning Practice Group Chair
  • Wayne County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association (member, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section)
  • OSBA Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate law

Publications & Lectures

Publications:

  • “How to ‘Transfer’ Oil and Gas Interests You Did Not Know You Owned,” 24 Ohio Prob. L.J. 289 (March/April 2014)

  • "To be, or Not to Be:  "Contingent" Claims Under R.C. Section 2117.37, 21 Ohio Prob. L.J. 241 (July/Aug 2011)

Lectures:

  •   “Estate and Farm Transition Planning:  A Journey . . . Not an Event,” presented at the Shearer Equipment Expo (Jan. 2018)
  •   “Business Valuation and Succession Planning,” moderator of seminar to Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce members (May 2017)
  •  “If you aren’t talking to your clients about Trusts . . . Someone else is,” presented to Hummel Insurance Group (Apr. 2016)
  • “If you aren’t talking to your clients about Trusts . . . Someone else is,” presented to Rea & Associates, Inc. (CPA Firm) at their firm retreat (Nov. 2016)
  • “Domestic Asset Protection Trusts,“ presented to the Heart of Ohio Estate Planning Council (Jan. 2014)
  • “What Is Estate Planning . . . And Why Is It Important!!,” presented to Wooster Noon Lions (Dec. 2014)
  • “High Net Worth and Estate Planning,” presented to Rea & Associates, Inc. (CPA Firm) at their firm retreat (Oct. 2014)
  • “The New Ohio Legacy Trust (Asset Protection Trust) & 2013 Estate Tax Changes," presented to the Wayne-Holmes Estate Planning Council (May 2013)
  • "Estate Planning Considerations for Oil and Gas Interests," CLE seminar at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (Sep. 2012)
  • "Charitable Planning Opportunities," presented to The College of Wooster Class of 1965 (Jun. 2011)
  • "The Utica Play:  Welcome to Ohio!!,” presented to Real Estate Showcase (Mar. 2012)
  • "Estate Planning," presented to Rea & Associates, Inc. at their 2013 firm retreat
  • "Living on the Cutting Edge," presented to Rea & Associates, Inc. (CPA Firm) at their firm retreat (Oct. 2010)

Community Involvement

  • Wayne County Community Foundation (current board member)
  • Viola Startzman Clinic (past president;  current board member)
  • West Holmes Athletic Booster Club (current president and board member)
  • Wooster Noon Lions Club (past president and board member)
  • Main Street Wooster (past president and board member)
  • Wooster Young Professionals (past president and board member)
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