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Robert B. Barnett, Jr.

"I entered this profession for one major reason - to help people. That is what I strive to do every day."

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Robert B. Barnett, Jr. practices estate and business planning, ownership succession planning, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and family wealth and estate planning at Carlile Patchen & Murphy.

Bob represents individuals, executives and owners of family businesses with respect to their estate and business planning needs.

Professional Recognitions

Bob is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.* He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the Ohio State Bar Association; listed in the “Best Lawyers in America;” and a Fellow of The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. He has been chosen as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” since inception of the award; named by Business First as one of “Columbus’ Top Lawyers;” and a member of the Board of Governors of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section of The Ohio State Bar Association.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bob is a member and Past Chairman of the Columbus Bar Association: Taxation, Estate and Gift Tax, Tax Conference, and Probate Court Committees; and a past member of the Ethics Committee.

Education

Bob received his law degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1975; and his B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1971.

Articles by Bob posted from the Probate Law Journal of Ohio with the permission of Thomson Reuters:

  • The Insurable Interest Rule: Who Kicked the Slumbering Bear -- and Did it Wake Him Up? (July/August 2006)
  • Thorny Issues under the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act for Trustee-Owned Life Insurance: Working Toward Relief (July/August 2009)
  • Thorny Issues under the Ohio Uniform Prudent Investor Act for Trustee-Owned Life Insurance: Working Toward Relief (January/February 2010)

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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