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Daniel J. Hoffheimer

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DANIEL J. HOFFHEIMER, former president of both the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, Cincinnati Chapter, is a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, where his law practice is concentrated in estate planning, trust and probate law, nonprofit and charitable organizations and foundations, family businesses, elder law and guardianships, estate and gift taxation, charitable giving, including art and collectibles, and probate court litigation. He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his law degree in 1976 from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor in chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Dan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is Board Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association Specialty Board. He is also a Fellow of both the American and the Ohio State Bar Foundations and is a member of both the Section Council of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section and the Section Council of the Senior Lawyers Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.

A member of the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council and of the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council, Dan is the author or co-author of many articles and several books on legal and other topics. He is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Ohio and all other Ohio courts, the United States Tax Court, and six other federal appellate and district courts, as well as the bars of the Internal Revenue Service and the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Dan serves on the boards of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Linton, Incorporated (vice-chair), and Kehal Kodesh Bene Israel (Rockdale Temple). He serves or has served as legal counsel to many charitable, educational, and nonprofit organizations and political campaigns, including two candidates for President of the United States, and formerly as Legal Counsel to the Cincinnati A.I.D.S. Commission, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and as outside counsel to the Attorney General of Ohio. He formerly served as Lecturer in Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Chair of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Chair of Cincinnati Public Radio (WGUC and WVXU), Chair of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Vice-Chair of The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, Presiding Co-Chair and co-founder of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Chair of the Constella Festival of Music and Fine Arts, as well as a director or officer of the Children's Psychiatric Center, Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Cincinnati Composers Guild, Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts, Cincinnati Symphony Musicians Pension Plan, Friends of the College-Conservatory of Music, Concert:Nova, Inc., Hoxworth Blood Center, International Visitors Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, and many other organizations. He presently also serves on the Dean's Council of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati and as regional chair of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation Annual Campaign.

Dan is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of Ohio to the Ohio Commission on Racial Fairness and by the Mayor of Cincinnati to the Advisory Board for Consumer Protection. He was also appointed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to the Merit Selection Panel for the Appointment of Bankruptcy Judges, and he serves on numerous committees of the American, Ohio State, and Cincinnati Bar Associations. He was named Outstanding Volunteer of the Ohio State Bar Association, received the Trustees' Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association, and he was appointed by the Deans of Ohio's eight law schools to the Institute on the Future of the Legal Profession. He serves as a professional advisor for the Jewish Professional Advisors Network and for planned giving committees of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and the Tri-State Warbirds Museum, among other community and professional activities. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Ohio and top 50 in Cincinnati by Law and Politics and Cincinnati Magazine. Dan also has been named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine.