Servicing clients in: Cleveland and Canton
The families we help are just like mine; hard-working folks who want to protect their assets and not leave a mess for their loved ones.
When we started the firm, the tax landscape and long-term care landscape was much different. Much of our planning was focused on avoiding probate and minimizing the estate tax. With the estate tax currently being a non-issue for most families, our planning has shifted to helping create plans to protect retirement assets from excessive income tax and sheltering assets from rising nursing home costs.
Why did you choose this type of law?
I always enjoyed teaching people, whether it was tutoring in an educational setting or coaching in an athletic setting.
Education is paramount to law, and now my clients get to feel like they have a guide through the challenging estate planning processes, using a simple, step-by-step approach.
This focus on education provides peace of mind.
NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys)
Ohio State Bar Association – Elder & Special Needs Law Committee
Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
Columbus Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Ohio State Bar
Superior Court of Georgia
Georgia Court of Appeals
Accredited with Department of Veterans Affairs
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (B.A. American Government)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH ( J.D.), Merit Scholar
Tim is an avid traveler and bourbon collector (216 bottles and counting). After work, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of Cleveland with his wife, Christina, or traveling to enticing food and wine destinations.
The self-proclaimed sports nut enjoys watching and participating in athletics. He stays physically active by playing golf at Canterbury Golf Club and tracking his daily steps. His goal is 12,000 per day. When he isn’t exercising, he follows the University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball and football teams.
Tim also enjoys spoiling his three nephews and is currently working toward his private pilot’s license.
Tim is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation and a founding Partner of AlerStallings. He grew up in Yorktown, Virginia before coming to Ohio for law school. Nowadays, Tim spends his time helping his clients deal with long-term care.