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James Aussem - Cleveland, OH

1300 East Ninth Street20th Floor Cleveland, OH 44114

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Updated: 05/21/2024

Cleveland Business Law Lawyer

Overview

James S. Aussem, is a shareholder in the Cleveland law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin, Co., LPA, as well as a past member of its board of directors and former Chair of the Business Practice Group. Mr. Aussem's practice is focused on succession planning, mergers and acquisitions as well as estates and trusts.

Mr. Aussem has been chosen as one of America's Best Lawyers every year since 2009 and for the past 11 years he has been chosen in two categories, Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates.

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James S. Aussem, is a shareholder in the Cleveland law firm of Cavitch Familo & Durkin, Co., LPA, as well as a past member of its board of directors and former Chair of the Business Practice Group. Mr. Aussem's practice is focused on succession planning, mergers and acquisitions as well as estates and trusts.

Mr. Aussem has been chosen as one of America's Best Lawyers every year since 2009 and for the past 11 years he has been chosen in two categories, Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates.

Mr. Aussem has been designated an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) Distinguished by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils which inducted him into its Estate Planning Hall of Fame in November of 2022.

He was the 90th president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP) serving from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018; he received the 2019 Kenneth Black, Jr. Leadership Award from the Society in 2019, and has been active in the Cleveland Chapter FSP, serving as its President 2010-2011 and was named its Financial Service Professional of the Year in 2013.

Mr. Aussem is a frequent speaker, facilitator, and instructor for many professional organizations on topics such as business succession, buying and selling businesses, estate planning, insurance, trusts and estates.

Baldwin Wallace University in 2004 presented him with its Distinguished Alumni Award.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Mr. Aussem began his legal career as a tax attorney with Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young). He worked his way through undergraduate school employed in the securities industry, as well as in the trust department of the former National City Bank. He graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Mr. Aussem is AV® Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell

About James Aussem

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
  • International Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Specialties and Certifications

  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®), National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Other Affiliations

  • Society of Financial Service Professionals (National Director)
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Museum of Art Planned Giving Committee
  • Baldwin Wallace College Planned Giving Committee
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP), September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 (90th President)
  • Cleveland Chapter FSP, 2010 - 2011 (President)
  • University Hospitals and Baldwin-Wallace University
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland (Member)

Education

  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975
    Juris Doctor
  • Baldwin-Wallace University, 1971
    Bachelor of Arts

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

1300 East Ninth Street20th Floor Cleveland, OH 44114

Fax

  • 216-621-3415

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James Aussem

Included on the 2006 Ohio list


Past Lists

  • 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James Aussem on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2022
  • 2019 Kenneth Black, Jr. Leadership Award from the Society, 2019 - Present
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Baldwin Wallace University, 2004 - Present
  • Financial Service Professional of the Year, The Cleveland Chapter of the Society of FSP, 2013 - Present
  • AV® Preeminent Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

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