Joan M. Gross
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Joan M. Gross

Senior Counsel
200 Public Square Suite 2800
Cleveland, OH 44114
[email protected] 216.274.2277

Summary

Joan M. Gross is Senior Counsel to the firm’s Estate Planning, Wealth Transfer and Preservation Section, working out of the Cleveland office.  For over 40 years, Joan has assisted clients in transferring their wealth, in a tax efficient manner, to the individuals and charities they wish to benefit.

Joan is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.  She is also listed in the 2005-20 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® and the 2008-20 editions of Ohio Super Lawyers®

Joan is involved in various community activities, such as tutoring adults so that they may obtain their high school equivalency degrees. She also serves as a trustee of The Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation and is a member of the Society of Benchers, an honorary society of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks 2008-present; Of Counsel, 1998-2008
  • Of Counsel, Berick, Pearlman & Mills Co. LPA, 1990-98
  • Assistant Trust Counsel, Society National Bank, 1989-90
  • Associate, Burke, Haber & Berick, 1981-83
  • Associate, Ford, Whitney, Crump & Schulz, 1976-80

Credentials

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve University Law Review, Associate Editor 1974-75; Research Assistant, Professor Paul G. Haskell, 1975-76.

 

Boston University, B.S., Mathematics Education, 1972

Community Involvement

The Temple-Tifereth Israel Foundation: Board Member

 

Seeds of Literacy: Volunteer Tutor

 

Awards & Distinctions

Society of Benchers, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Member

 

OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

 

The Best Lawyers in America®, Trust and Estates, 2005-21

 

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning & Probate, 2008-20

 

Featured Attorney, Local Super Attorneys, Cleveland Jewish News, January 2015

 

 

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1976

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

Ohio State Bar Association: Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Section, Member.

 

University Hospitals of Cleveland: Diamond Advisory Group, Member.