Thomas J. Riley focuses his practice on business and corporate law as well as wealth transfer planning. He counsels small to midsize closely held manufacturing and distribution enterprises and professional practices on matters including tax planning, contract negotiations, and mergers and acquisitions. T.J. has experience handling multi-employee union plans, master and prototype plans for sponsoring organizations, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). He also advises owners on succession-planning strategies.
In addition, T.J. focuses on all aspects of wealth transfer planning, both within the personal context as well as the family enterprises context. His work includes preparation of living wills, powers of attorney, wills and trust agreements, probate avoidance planning, and charitable gifting techniques.
New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1970
The Ohio State University School of Law, J.D., 1969
The Ohio State University, B.A., 1966
Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning, Member, 1982-present; Chairman, 1986-present
The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Organizations, (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2012-22; Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), 2019
“Top Lawyers,” Columbus CEO, 2010
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
State of Ohio, 1969
U.S. Tax Court, 1971; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Ohio, 1973
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Columbus Bar Association, Member; Taxation and Business Law Committees, Member