John Paul Bratcher

Summary

John Paul Bratcher focuses his legal practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and administration, business law, and fiduciary litigation. He has extensive experience in all areas of estate and gift tax planning from client development and intake through drafting, implementation and administration. John Paul also has assisted clients with business law and business succession planning including representation of clients in sales and various other matters involving their businesses. He also provides expertise in the areas of estate, trust and fiduciary litigation as well as and judicial modification and settlement of trusts.

Additionally, John Paul often speaks and writes on various topics relating to estate planning, probate, estates and trust administration.

Professional History

  • Associate, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2015-present
  • Associate, Garlick Hilfiker and Swift LLP, 2013-15
  • Summer Associate, Treiser Collins Attorneys at Law, 2010
  • Wealth Management Intern, M&I Wealth Management Co. (BMO Bank), 2007

Credentials

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, Certificate in Estate Planning, 2013

Honors & Activities: Highest Grade – Estate & Gift Taxation

 

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, J.D., 2012

Honors & Activities: Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition Best Brief Award; ONU Law Scholarship; Moot Court Tax Team, Member, 2011-12; Christian Legal Society, President; Evidence Teacher’s Assistant to Professor Christoff

 

Indiana Wesleyan University, B.S., cum laude, Finance and Business Administration, 2008

Honors & Activities: Dean’s List, 2004-08; Scholar Athlete All American NAIA & NCAA, 2006-08; NCAA National Scholar Athlete Player of the Week, 2008; Varsity Soccer, 2004-08; Varsity Track & Field – NCAA Men’s National Team Champions, 2008

 

Community Involvement

The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, Next Generation Board, Member

 

Georgetown Club of Naples, Board of Directors, 2016

Bar Admissions

State of Florida, 2013

 

U.S. Tax Court–Practitioner, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

Young Lawyers Section Boards, Secretary, 2017-18; Member 2015-present

 

Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Class IV Member