Sarah J. Corney

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Sarah @ 419.423.4321

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About Sarah

Sarah focuses her practice on estate planning, business planning, and real estate. She assists individuals and business owners by implementing a plan for their finances, healthcare, and legacies in the event of their disability or death. Much of her practice involves the drafting of wills, trusts, deeds, and business agreements, and assisting clients through guardianship, probate, and trust administration matters in Ohio and Florida.

Sarah's clients seek her counsel throughout all phases of life - from the humble beginnings of their careers and families, through retirement and beyond.

Sarah attended the College of Wooster on a full writing scholarship. Always in search of a story, she often found herself in surprising conversations with surprising people, including poets in rural Mexico, religious leaders in Ukraine, and business people from all over the world. She now takes pleasure in having meaningful conversations with her clients and drafting documents that will play an integral role in their legacies.


Relevant Experience

Estate Planning

  • Sarah drafted complex trusts with custom provisions for the care and support of multiple generations, including revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, asset protection trusts, and others.
  • Sarah drafted simple wills for the orderly transfer of wealth and the guardianship of minor children.
  • Sarah drafted powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills.

Business Planning and Transactions

  • Sarah drafted legally binding succession plans to transfer a small business from one generation to the next.
  • Sarah represented entrepreneurs in the formation of their businesses, in negotiations with vendors, and in putting employment policies in place for their first employees.
  • Sarah represented business owners in the successful, out-of court resolutions of partnership and shareholder disputes.
  • Sarah represented buyers and sellers in the sale of businesses and business assets.

Tax

  • Sarah represented individuals and businesses before Ohio taxing authorities, and she negotiated the release of tax liens.

Real Estate

  • Sarah represented buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate.
  • Sarah prepared Ohio Transfer on Death Affidavits and Florida Enhanced Life Estate Deeds as part of clients'
    probate-avoiding estate plans.
  • Sarah analyzed, negotiated, and litigated commercial and residential leases.

Probate

  • Sarah represented executors, estates and trustees in Ohio and Florida Probate.
  • Sarah facilitated the out-of-court settlement of probate disputes.

Education

University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010

College of Wooster, B.A., with distinction, 2006

Bar Admissions

Ohio

Florida

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

Society of Financial Service Professionals, National Board of Directors, 2021;Northwest Ohio FSP Chapter President, 2017-2018;

Northwest Ohio FSP Chapter Board of Directors, 2015-Present.

Project 419: Wealth Preservation Conference, Founding Committee Member, 2016 & 2018

Legal Alumni of Wooster

University of Toledo College of Law, Dean's Young Alumni Council

Hancock County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Findlay-Hancock Chamber of Commerce, Women's Mentorship

Volunteer Court-Appointed Guardian, Hancock County Probate Court

Articles

You are Mom's Power of Attorney - Now What?

Is A Transfer on Death Designation Right for your Small Business?

Will My Designated Beneficiary Receive the Proceeds From My Life Insurance Policy?

Is an Ohio Transfer-on-Death Affidavit Right for You?

Latest News

Sarah Corney Speaks on the Importance of Estate Planning on WBGU Broadcast

August 15, 2022

August is "Make a Will Month." RCO Law Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorney Sarah Corney and Scott Hohman, CFP, AIF, president of Resolute Wealth Advisor, Inc., Findlay, were interviewed on WBGU's The Journal program hosted by Steve Kenda ...

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Surviving the Sandwich Generation

July 15, 2022

Are you caught in the middle? Caring for generations both older and younger than you? Running between the pediatrician and the geriatrician? Along with medical needs, those older and younger generations have legal needs, and those legal needs fall to ...

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