Nathan H. Zechman
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Nathan is a lifelong resident of Northwest Ohio. He grew up in
Sylvania, Ohio and graduated from St. John’s Jesuit High School in
1999. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Education at Miami
University, he returned to Toledo and received his law degree from the
University of Toledo College of Law. Prior to attending law school,
Nathan taught in a middle school special education classroom.
Immediately out of law school, Nathan practiced at Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc., where he represented clients facing eviction or foreclosure. Subsequently, he moved into private practice, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate procedures, real estate closings, lending transactions, and small business management. Nathan has continued to practice in these concentrations since joining Spengler Nathanson P.L.L.
Nathan is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association, and is a past Chair of the Probate Court & Elder Law Committee for the Toledo Bar Association. Nathan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Ministries of Mercy and he is also the Commissioner of a local youth basketball program. He is a resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, where he and his wife are raising four young boys.
There are various means to utilize to protect client assets. Our preferred approach is to be proactive and establish a plan in advance of any credit problems. We also work with clients who are facing imminent creditor problems to preserve assets.
Banking and Financial Institutions
The attorneys at Spengler Nathanson have over sixty years of experience representing banks and other financial institutions in connection with all phases of banking law and operations, including loan document creation, collections, repossessions and foreclosures.
Business and Corporate Law
Our attorneys assist clients with entity formation and the drafting of organizational documents for such businesses as limited liability companies, for-profit corporations, and non-profit entities. We also counsel new and established businesses and corporations regarding mergers, acquisitions, compliance, taxation issues, corporate governance, and a variety of other areas.
Commercial law is a body of law that regulates the conduct of persons, merchants, and businesses who are engaged in trade, sales, and commerce. Also known as business law, our commercial law attorneys are experienced in a subject that interacts with many other areas of law .
Our attorneys work with clients and their caregivers, where applicable, to provide the appropriate means to protect elderly clients from potential problems related to their assets and their physical well-being. Issues we can assist with can include Medicaid planning and estate planning, asset protection and assistance with issues related to in-home or nursing home care.
Our attorneys offer a full array of estate planning services, including the drafting of wills, various types of trusts, limited liability companies, and family limited partnerships, as well as generation skipping tax planning and tax return preparation. We also help with preparation of advance directives, such as living wills and durable power of attorney. We can help you plan for your future to make the transition of your wealth to younger generations as seamless as possible.
Family Limited Partnerships
Our attorneys can help form a Family Limited Partnership in conjunction with estate planning and the asset protection process, where appropriate. With careful planning and a legitimate business purpose a family limited partnership can be a very effective way to achieve the leveraged transfer of assets from one generation to the next.
We establish and represent guardianships to protect individuals who are unable to care for their own well-being due to infancy, incapacity or disability. A court will appoint a legal guardian to care for an individual, known as a ward, who is in need of special protection. Legal guardians have the legal authority to make decisions for their ward and represent their ward's personal and financial interests.
Our attorneys work with clients in the application of Medicaid law, with the primary focus being on planning in advance of the need for Medicaid assistance.
There are two aspects to our representation in this area of the law. First, we represent the estate representative in the administration of the estate and distribution of estate assets. Second, we represent heirs in monitoring estates where there are issues with the designated estate representative and in wills/trusts contests and actions to recover assets belonging to an estate, a trust, or other individual.
Our attorneys utilize a comprehensive approach to retirement planning and wealth preservation. We examine and help to guide our clients’ investments, tax plans, business succession plans, trust plans, and charitable inclinations.
Trusts are an effective, and in many cases, a necessary part of a good estate plan. Trusts can be used to protect, transfers, control, and disburse assets. Our attorneys can help clients identify the benefits of setting a trust for their family and oversee the proper administration of a trust assets.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in connection with the use of creative and sophisticated techniques and plans to help you retain the wealth you have accumulated, while also planning for the transfer of that wealth to the next generations while minimizing or eliminating the tax you might otherwise have to pay in connection with a transfer upon your death.
A will contest is a court proceeding in which a court is called upon to determine the validity of a will. Understanding what’s involved in bringing a will contest requires a general understanding of wills, estates and the probate process. Spengler Nathanson attorneys can help you understand the process and what can be expected in bringing a will contest.
Zoning and Land Use
Our attorneys represent clients in matters of rezoning, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, zoning variances, and other growth management permit and development order issues. Our clients have included local governments, trusts, partnerships, property owners, and developers of residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use community projects.