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Cincinnati Attorney Bill Hesch

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Attorney's Profile

COLLEGE:
Morehead State University
LAW SCHOOL:
Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
ATTORNEY SINCE:
1980
STATES ADMITTED:
Ohio
PRACTICE AREAS:
Elder Law, Estate Planning Law, Probate Law, Wills and Trusts

William E. Hesch, JD, CPA, PFS has over 30 years of CPA experience and over 25 years of legal experience. Having received his B.S. in accounting at Morehead State University in 1974, he graduated from Northern Kentucky University Chase Law School in 1980 and is licensed as an attorney and CPA in both Ohio and Kentucky.

Bill began his career as Audit/Tax Manager for Arnowitz, Chaiken, & Hardesty, CPAs, while attending Chase Law School at night. For five years Bill assisted family business owners in all aspects of their business: accounting, banking, auditing, management consulting, budgeting and taxes. He was an audit manager for a wide variety of businesses, including banks, distribution companies, and manufacturers. After graduating law school in 1980, he joined the tax department at Touche Ross (later Deloitte & Touche). In 1986, he became a tax partner, an accomplishment achieved by only a fraction of all CPAs. As a tax partner, he assisted family-owned businesses in budget and business planning, banking relationships and issues, and tax and financial planning for business owners.

In 1988, Bill became one of the first 400 CPAs in the country to become a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS). The PFS specialization designation, administered by the American Institute of CPAs, recognizes CPAs who specialize in financial planning and requires re-certification every three years.

In 1991, Bill became the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Squeri Food Services, a food service distributor. He was able to utilize his diverse experience and education to assist the company in achieving significant growth, including its new freezer building expansion in 1993 and positioning the company to grow sales from $50,000,000 to $100,000,000 by 1996.

Bill founded his own CPA and law practices in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1993 and has been an Adjunct Professor at Chase Law School teaching Accounting for Lawyers since 1985. He manages William E. Hesch CPAs, LLC, which is supported by four professional staff who provide tax and business advisory services for privately-owned businesses. The CPA firm works with business owners to minimize their taxes and assist as a financial and business advisor. He focuses his CPA practice in the areas of estate tax planning, pension planning, business valuations, succession planning, and buy/sell agreements for business owners. He is one of only 4000 CPAs in the country who is a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and one of only a few practicing attorneys in Cincinnati who are also a CPA/PFS.

Bill also manages William E. Hesch Law Firm, LLC, which is supported by three professional staff. The law firm provides services in the areas of estate planning, elder law planning and issues, estate administration, the purchase and sale of businesses, and privately-owned businesses needing operating agreements, employment contracts, leases, and buy/sell agreements. In 2005, Cincy Business Magazine, recognized Bill as one of only 63 "Leading Lawyers" in the Northern Kentucky/ Cincinnati area, and, in 2006, he was one of only 125 attorneys named a "Leading Lawyer." Attorneys in the Greater Cincinnati area select the "Leading Lawyers" for Cincy Business Magazine. He was selected again in 2007 and 2008 as a "Leading Lawyer" in the Trust & Estate area.

As a lifelong Northern Kentucky resident, Bill has diligently served the community to which he is gratefully indebted. He serves as an Overseer to the Board of Directors for Redwood Rehabilitation Center and as Treasurer and Board Member for Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation Board. He serves also as an advisor to the Board of Directors for Dear Hero, Inc., a Cincinnati-based non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving children’s artwork and reflections on the 9/11 attacks. In addition, he serves as an advisor to the Foxfire Foundation, a Kenton County based non-profit dedicated to providing drug education and awareness to the Northern Kentucky community. He has also been active in serving on the Alumni Board for Chase College of Law from 1985-2001, for which he was the President of the Alumni Board for 2000-2001. In 2006, Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed him to the Financial Institutions Board for a four-year term. A dedicated, hard-working professional and volunteer, his forward-thinking business and financial strategies continue to impact the Northern Kentucky community.

Attorney's Videos

Are there alternatives for managing property when a person becomes incapacitated?
Elder Law

Are there any advantages to naming an individual as the beneficiary of my retirement accounts?
Estate Planning Law

Are there any disadvantages to using A-B Trusts in my estate plan?
Estate Planning Law

Are there any powers over my property I cannot give?
Elder Law

Are there other ways of leaving property to my beneficiaries other than through a will or a trust?
Estate Planning Law

Are there provisions that cannot be put in a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Are there techniques available to reduce or avoid estate taxes?
Asset Protection Law

Are there ways for me to protect some of my assets and still be eligible for Medicaid benefits?
Elder Law

Are there ways to protect my assets other than using a trust?
Asset Protection Law

Can a beneficiary also be a witness to my will?
Estate Planning Law

Can a power of attorney be used for estate planning?
Estate Planning Law

Can a retirement plan protect my assets?
Asset Protection Law

Can a will or revocable living trust reduce estate taxes?
Estate Planning Law

Can a will or revocable living trust reduce estate taxes?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can all elder law attorneys handle all issues that come up in an elder law context?
Elder Law

Can asset protection work if I am currently in litigation?
Asset Protection Law

Can I add my daughter's or son's name to my bank account instead of having a power of attorney?
Elder Law

Can I appoint the same person as executor (personal representative), trustee, and guardian?
Estate Planning Law

Can I be barred from Medicaid if I just moved into Ohio?
Elder Law

Can I control how money is left to my children?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I disinherit my spouse or my children?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I do tax planning with my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I have a durable power of attorney that becomes effective only in the future?
Elder Law

Can I leave directions about my final ceremonies and the disposition of my body in my will?
Estate Planning Law

Can I leave my property to anyone I choose?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I leave something to a charity in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I make a handwritten will if I do not have much property?
Estate Planning Law

Can I make provision in my will for my pets?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can I name a trust as the beneficiary of my life insurance policies, annuities, and retirement accounts?
Estate Planning Law

Can I name alternate beneficiaries in my will?
Estate Planning Law

Can I name more than one person as agent?
Elder Law

Can I pre-plan and pre-pay for my funeral and burial expenses?
Estate Planning Law

Can I retain control of my assets while simultaneously protecting them from the reach of nursing homes?
Elder Law

Can I transfer my assets to my children just before I go into a nursing home and still qualify for Medicaid?
Asset Protection Law

Can I use a reverse mortgage program to help with finances?
Elder Law

Can I use my will to name a guardian to care for my young children and manage their property?
Estate Planning Law

Can I use my will to name a guardian to care for my young children and manage their property?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can my estate avoid paying an executor's (personal representative) fee?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can my estate avoid paying an executor's or personal representative's fee?
Estate Planning Law

Can my husband and I make a joint will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can my power of attorney make or change my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Can someone challenge my will after I die?
Estate Planning Law

Can the estate attorney also represent me as a beneficiary?
Probate Law

Can there be more than one executor (personal representative)?
Probate Law

Do all attorneys practice elder law?
Elder Law

Do I have to give anyone a copy of my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Do I have to have my power of attorney recorded at the County Clerk's office?
Elder Law

Do I need a living trust?
Elder Law

Do I need a will if I own almost nothing?
Wills and Trusts Law

Do I need a will?
Elder Law

Do I need an attorney to make a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Do I need an attorney to make my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Do I need the original will?
Probate Law

Do I need to appoint the same person as my agent in my health care proxy and power of attorney?
Estate Planning Law

Do I need to insure estate assets?
Probate Law

Do I need to name a guardian in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Do I need to name a trustee in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Does a revocable living trust protect my property from creditors?
Estate Planning Law

Does a small business (subchapter S) corporation give me the same protection as a limited liability company (LLC)?
Asset Protection Law

Does a trustee of a will have to provide an accounting?
Probate Law

Does a will control all of my property?
Estate Planning Law

Does a will increase probate expenses?
Wills and Trusts Law

Does all personal property and real property have to go through an estate when a person dies?
Probate Law

Does all property have to go through probate when a person dies?
Estate Planning Law

Does an executor (personal representative) get paid?
Estate Planning Law

Does an executor (personal representative) get paid?
Wills and Trusts Law

Does an executor (personal representative) need to hire an attorney?
Wills and Trusts Law

Does it matter if my attorney has their main office in another city located in my state?
Estate Planning Law

Does the person named in a will as executor (personal representative) have to serve?
Estate Planning Law

Does the person over whom guardianship is sought have to know that a petition for guardianship was filed?
Elder Law

How are adopted children treated in wills?
Wills and Trusts Law

How can an attorney help an executor (personal representative)?
Wills and Trusts Law

How can an estate plan make things easier on my family after I die?
Estate Planning Law

How can I avoid being impoverished by the high cost of nursing home care?
Asset Protection Law

How can I ensure that my trust fulfills my intended goals?
Estate Planning Law

How can I ensure that the guardian named for my children has the resources to raise them well?
Estate Planning Law

How can I find a competent estate planning attorney if I move to a new city or state?
Estate Planning Law

How can I find out if there was a will?
Probate Law

How can I leave specific items to particular people?
Wills and Trusts Law

How can I protect my house in Ohio?
Asset Protection Law

How can someone see the will of a person who has died?
Probate Law

How do attorneys charge for legal services rendered in connection with probate and estate administration?
Estate Planning Law

How do I find an attorney to help me with asset protection?
Asset Protection Law

How do I marshal assets as executor (personal representative) or administrator of a will?
Probate Law

How do I open up an estate bank account?
Probate Law

How does a power of attorney terminate?
Elder Law

How does a revocable living trust avoid probate?
Estate Planning Law

How does an agent use a power of attorney?
Elder Law

How does an asset protection trust work?
Asset Protection Law

How does property transfer after death?
Probate Law

How does someone apply for Medicaid benefits?
Elder Law

How is a guardianship proceeding initiated?
Elder Law

How is an estate probated or administered?
Probate Law

How is asset protection relevant to estate planning?
Estate Planning Law

How long does guardianship last?
Elder Law

How long does the probate or administration of an estate take?
Probate Law

How long is a will valid?
Wills and Trusts Law

How long will probate take in Ohio?
Estate Planning Law

How much does a will cost?
Wills and Trusts Law

How much does estate planning cost?
Estate Planning Law

How much income can I make and still qualify for Medicaid?
Asset Protection Law

How much of my assets can be saved?
Elder Law

How vulnerable is a home to lawsuits?
Asset Protection Law

I do not trust my child's spouse. How can I protect my child's inheritance?
Estate Planning Law

I made a will twenty years ago when my children were small. Do I need to change it now?
Wills and Trusts Law

I made a will, but lived in another state. Now I live in Ohio. What should I do?
Wills and Trusts Law

If a person lives out of the area, can they still be named an executor (personal representative) of a will?
Probate Law

If I am in a nursing home, is it too late to give away my assets and qualify for Medicaid?
Asset Protection Law

If I am named as executor (personal representative) in a will, do I have to serve?
Probate Law

If I am named in a will as a beneficiary, do I need an attorney?
Probate Law

If I choose a durable power of attorney, how would my incapacity be determined?
Elder Law

If I create a revocable living trust, do I still need a will?
Estate Planning Law

If I die owing debts, who pays my debts?
Wills and Trusts Law

If I do not write a will, will my step-mother inherit some of my property?
Wills and Trusts Law

If I give my agent immediate powers, do I forfeit all rights to make financial decisions?
Elder Law

If I have several children, can I treat them differently in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

If I name beneficiaries for my bank accounts, do I have to include them in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

If I need a nursing home, will my spouse and children lose everything?
Elder Law

If my spouse and I own everything jointly, might a durable power of attorney still be useful?
Elder Law

If my spouse is going into a nursing home, can they transfer all of their assets to me and qualify for Medicaid?
Asset Protection Law

Is a revocable living trust available to the public like a will?
Estate Planning Law

Is asset protection only for the wealthy?
Asset Protection Law

Is it better to transfer my house and/or other assets to my children during my lifetime to avoid probate?
Estate Planning Law

Is signing a will a formal process?
Estate Planning Law

Is the executor (personal representative) or administrator of a will entitled to be paid?
Probate Law

Must an executor (personal representative) hire an attorney?
Estate Planning Law

Must I give my agent full power over all of my property?
Elder Law

Must I leave something to my spouse and children?
Wills and Trusts Law

Must I leave something to my spouse and my children in my will?
Estate Planning Law

Must the individual or individuals I appoint as an agent live in the same state?
Elder Law

Must third parties honor a power of attorney?
Elder Law

My husband died without a will. We have two children. Will I inherit everything?
Wills and Trusts Law

Once I appoint a health care agent, can I change my mind?
Elder Law

Once I sign a durable power of attorney, can I change my mind?
Elder Law

Should a trustee of a supplemental needs trust consult with an attorney to administer the trust?
Estate Planning Law

Should I add my family member's name on my assets and avoid a will?
Elder Law

Should I avoid probate?
Estate Planning Law

Should I consider a trust or some other type of special planning for my special needs child?
Estate Planning Law

Should I consider long term care insurance during the estate planning process?
Estate Planning Law

Should I have a power of attorney for healthcare?
Elder Law

Should I have an asset protection plan if I have exposure to lawsuits?
Asset Protection Law

Should I hire an attorney to help me put together an asset protection plan?
Asset Protection Law

Should I just give all of my assets to a relative to hold for me?
Asset Protection Law

Should I make a will online?
Wills and Trusts Law

Should I notify my bank about a durable power of attorney?
Elder Law

Should I put my funeral wishes in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Should I put my healthcare wishes in my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Should I talk with the person I intend to appoint before completing a durable power of attorney?
Elder Law

Under a power of attorney, can my agent make a gift on my behalf?
Elder Law

What are foreign trusts and off-shore entities that I hear about being used for asset protection purposes?
Asset Protection Law

What are probate or estate assets?
Probate Law

What are some of the steps in the probate process in Ohio?
Estate Planning Law

What are some risks involved in using an asset protection trust?
Asset Protection Law

What are some typical estate planning documents?
Estate Planning Law

What are the duties of a executor (personal representative) or executrix?
Probate Law

What are the formalities of signing a power of attorney?
Elder Law

What are the income, estate, and gift tax consequences of a life insurance trust?
Asset Protection Law

What are trusts?
Estate Planning Law

What authority do I have as executor (personal representative) or administrator to manage the estate's assets?
Probate Law

What benefits does a trust offer?
Estate Planning Law

What details should I include in a final arrangements document?
Estate Planning Law

What do I need to do in order to start an asset protection plan for Medicaid planning purposes?
Elder Law

What do my advance directives pertaining to medical decisions and healthcare cover?
Estate Planning Law

What do testate and intestate mean?
Probate Law

What documents do I need before we proceed with a Medicaid application?
Elder Law

What documents should I have in my estate plan that will help me plan for long term care?
Elder Law

What does a guardian do?
Estate Planning Law

What does a proper estate plan include?
Estate Planning Law

What does a will usually contain?
Wills and Trusts Law

What does intestate mean?
Estate Planning Law

What does it mean to fund a trust?
Estate Planning Law

What does joint tenancy with right of survivorship mean?
Estate Planning Law

What happens if I become unable to care for myself?
Estate Planning Law

What happens if I die without a will?
Estate Planning Law

What happens if I die without a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

What happens if the beneficiary of my IRA is deceased?
Wills and Trusts Law

What happens if the executor (personal representative) of a will fails to perform his or her duty?
Probate Law

What happens if the person named in the will as executor (personal representative) dies first?
Wills and Trusts Law

What happens if we cannot find a will?
Probate Law

What happens in my will if my children are under age minors?
Wills and Trusts Law

What if I already have a will and now I want to make changes?
Wills and Trusts Law

What if I have more children after writing my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

What if I no longer own what I willed?
Wills and Trusts Law

What if the decedent owned real property in more than one state?
Probate Law

What if there is no will?
Probate Law

What is a bond?
Probate Law

What is a durable power of attorney?
Elder Law

What is a durable power of attorney?
Estate Planning Law

What is a fiduciary?
Estate Planning Law

What is a guardianship?
Elder Law

What is a health care proxy?
Elder Law

What is a health care proxy?
Estate Planning Law

What is a life insurance trust?
Asset Protection Law

What is a life insurance trust?
Estate Planning Law

What is a living will?
Elder Law

What is a living will?
Estate Planning Law

What is a power of attorney?
Elder Law

What is a probate or administration petition?
Probate Law

What is a revocable living trust?
Estate Planning Law

What is a testamentary supplemental needs trust?
Estate Planning Law

What is a trustee?
Estate Planning Law

What is a will?
Estate Planning Law

What is a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

What is an administrator or administratrix?
Probate Law

What is an advance medical directive?
Estate Planning Law

What is an asset protection trust?
Asset Protection Law

What is an executor (personal representative) and what are they supposed to do?
Wills and Trusts Law

What is an executor (personal representative) and what do they executor do?
Estate Planning Law

What is an executor (personal representative) or executrix?
Probate Law

What is ancillary probate?
Probate Law

What is asset protection?
Asset Protection Law

What is elder law?
Elder Law

What is estate planning?
Estate Planning Law

What is hospice?
Elder Law

What is long term care?
Elder Law

What is Medicaid?
Elder Law

What is Medicaid?
Asset Protection Law

What is offshore planning?
Asset Protection Law

What is probate and estate administration?
Probate Law

What is probate?
Estate Planning Law

What is tenants in common?
Asset Protection Law

What is the attorney's role in the estate planning process?
Estate Planning Law

What is the attorney's role in the probate process in Ohio?
Estate Planning Law

What is the difference between a general and a limited power of attorney?
Elder Law

What is the difference between a general and a limited power of attorney?
Estate Planning Law

What is the difference between an assisted living residence and a nursing home?
Elder Law

What is the effect on my estate planning documents if I move?
Estate Planning Law

What makes a will legal?
Estate Planning Law

What other probate avoiding techniques are there in addition to revocable living trusts?
Estate Planning Law

What powers can I give through a power of attorney?
Elder Law

What property does my will control?
Wills and Trusts Law

What qualities should I look for in an executor (personal representative)?
Probate Law

What should I consider when developing a long term care plan in Ohio?
Elder Law

What should I do if I revoke the durable power of attorney?
Elder Law

What should I do if there is a will and there are not enough assets to cover the deceased's debts?
Probate Law

What should I do to prepare for seeing an estate attorney?
Probate Law

What should I think about when considering whether or not to execute a power of attorney?
Estate Planning Law

What should my parents know before considering senior housing options?
Elder Law

What techniques can I use to protect my business property?
Asset Protection Law

What traits are important in finding an estate planning attorney?
Estate Planning Law

What type of authority can I grant to my agent in my power of attorney?
Estate Planning Law

What types of property does not need to go through probate?
Probate Law

What types of property need to go through probate?
Probate Law

What types of property transfers by operation of law?
Probate Law

When does a power of attorney become effective?
Elder Law

When does estate planning involve tax planning?
Estate Planning Law

When is a guardianship necessary?
Elder Law

When is the right time to begin estate planning for myself?
Estate Planning Law

When should an estate plan be reviewed?
Estate Planning Law

When should I make a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

When should I review my existing will?
Estate Planning Law

When should I start asset protection planning?
Asset Protection Law

Where do I find the original will?
Probate Law

Where do I put the assets that I have collected as executor (personal representative) or administrator?
Probate Law

Where is probate handled?
Probate Law

Where should I keep my estate planning documents?
Estate Planning Law

Who are the parties involved in the probate or administration process?
Probate Law

Who are the parties typically involved in a probate proceeding?
Estate Planning Law

Who can act as an agent under a power of attorney?
Elder Law

Who can be appointed as an administrator or administratrix?
Probate Law

Who can be appointed executor (personal representative) or executrix?
Probate Law

Who can benefit from a trust?
Estate Planning Law

Who can create a power of attorney?
Elder Law

Who can make a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Who can serve as my health care agent?
Elder Law

Who can terminate a guardianship?
Elder Law

Who decides whether the probate or administration petition will be approved?
Probate Law

Who inherits my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) if I do not name a beneficiary?
Probate Law

Who inherits my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) if I do not name a beneficiary?
Wills and Trusts Law

Who is responsible for handling an estate?
Probate Law

Who keeps track of what the guardian is doing?
Elder Law

Who needs estate planning?
Estate Planning Law

Who needs to engage in asset protection planning?
Asset Protection Law

Who pays for the costs of probate and estate administration?
Probate Law

Who pays for the debts of the deceased person?
Probate Law

Who should be my executor (personal representative) or trustee?
Estate Planning Law

Who should I name as executor (personal representative) of my will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Who should I name as trustee of a supplemental needs trust?
Estate Planning Law

Why do I need help obtaining Medicaid coverage? Can I just submit the application?
Asset Protection Law

Why is a will important?
Wills and Trusts Law

Why is it important to know the names and addresses of the family members and relatives of the decedent?
Probate Law

Why should I apply for Medicaid coverage?
Asset Protection Law

Why should I have a will?
Wills and Trusts Law

Why should I hire an elder law attorney?
Elder Law

Why should I use an elder law attorney to help me apply for Medicaid benefits?
Elder Law

Why would I consider an irrevocable trust when I could create a revocable living trust?
Estate Planning Law

Will a limited partnership (LP) or limited liability company (LLC) protect my assets?
Asset Protection Law

Will a professional corporation (PC) protect my assets in Ohio?
Asset Protection Law

Will having a power of attorney and health care proxy in place prevent the need for a guardianship?
Elder Law

Will I still have control over my property if I have a revocable living trust?
Estate Planning Law

Will medical personnel honor my medical advance directives?
Estate Planning Law

Will Medicare pay for a stay at a nursing home?
Elder Law

Will Medicare pay for my nursing home costs?
Asset Protection Law

Will my agent charge for services rendered?
Elder Law

Will my power of attorney expire or terminate?
Estate Planning Law

Would we use the same strategies to protect rentals or commercial properties for our home?
Asset Protection Law

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Law Office of William E. Hesch
http://www.heschlaw.com/

3047 Madison Road, Suite 205
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209

(513) 795-0652

About Our Firm

William E. Hesch Law Firm is a Cincinnati area law firm with a focus on Probate, Estate Planning and Estate Administration Law. Attorney William Hesch is an accessible and trusted advisor helping individuals and businesses succeed by integrating his legal, accounting, and financial expertise. A unique Cincinnati-area attorney, Bill is also a practicing CPA and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS).

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