Christina D’Eramo Evans is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Cleveland office Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer & Preservation Section.
Christina is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Her practice is focused on assisting individuals and families with the transmission of their wealth in a tax advantaged manner that at the same time accomplishes desired intent and preserves and encourages client values.
Christina’s expertise encompasses all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including sophisticated estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, business succession and charitable tax planning for wealthy families and individuals; advising executors and trustees in the administration of complex estates and trusts; advising and assisting fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the resolution of trust and estate disputes; post-mortem tax planning and the preparation of complex estate and gift tax returns and representation of clients on the audit of these returns.
Christina is listed in the 2008-22 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®, the 2008-22 editions of The Best Lawyers in America®, and the 2018-22 editions of the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for Private Wealth Law in Ohio.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Honors & Activities: Merit Scholar
Miami University, B.A., Political Science, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, cum laude, 1988
Honors & Activities: Atlee Pomerene Senior Prize for Excellence in Political Science Recipient
Case Western Reserve University, Estate Planning Advisory Council, Member
University Hospitals of Cleveland: Diamond Advisory Group, Member
Catholic Charities Services of Lake and Geauga Counties Advisory Council, Member, 1999-present
Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation, Member
Cleveland Museum of Art Gift Planning Advisory Committee
OSBA Board Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
Chambers and Partners HNW Guide, Private Wealth Law, 2018-22
The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2008-23
Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2008-23
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2005-06
State of Ohio, 1991
Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1991-present; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council Member, 1999-present; Co-Chair, Marvin A. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, 2019; Annual CLE Program, Chair, 2009
Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member, 1998-2011; Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Chair, 2007; Vice Chair, 2006; Secretary, 2005; Treasurer, 2004; Speakers Chair, 2003