Jeffrey J. Lutz Co. LPA

Jeffrey J. Lutz Co. LPA is dedicated to helping you take care of business and family. Jeffrey J. Lutz has 21 years of legal experience providing clients with personalized service to obtain their legal objectives in a timely cost effective manner.

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Firm Overview

ESTATE PLANNING:

Wills
Living Trusts
Irrevocable Trusts
General Durable Power of Attorneys
Health Care Power of Attorneys
Transfer on Death Affidavits
Quitclaim Deeds
Living Wills
Medicaid Planning

PROBATE

Probate Administration
Appointment of Executor of the Will
Appointment of Administrator of the Estate
Release of Estate from Probate Administration
Estate Accounting
Estate Tax Returns
Will Contests
Guardianships
Name Change


BUSINESS

Incorporations
Limity Liability Company formations
Franchise Contracts
Business Plans
Financing Agreements
Buy/Sell Agreements
Commercial Leases
Main Office

Main Office
Albion Place, Suite A-2
10950 Pearl Road
Strongsville  OH  44136

Phone
  • 440-572-2102
Fax
  • 800-555-2093
Estate Planning
Wills
Living Trusts
Irrevocable Trusts
General Durable Power of Attorneys
Health Care Power of Attorneys
Transfer on Death Affidavits
Quitclaim Deeds
Living Wills
Medicaid Planning
Over the past 21 years we've helped individuals and families in preparing proactive plans to take care of their future needs. In doing so, we utilize a myriad of legal tools such as Wills, Living Trust, Irrevocable Trusts, General Durable Power of Attorneys, Health Care Power of Attorneys, Transfer on Death Affidavits, Quitclaim Deeds and Living Wills. Each individual or family circumstance requires a detailed review of their assets, liabilities, income, family dynamics and overall wishes.

Often we are representing:

*Couples with young children that want to name a guardian for their children, and perhaps set up a trust to spread the money out over time, rather than have them inherit a sizable sum when they turn eighteen.

*Couples in their 2nd or more marriage where they want to amicably allocate assets for their respective children or heirs in an equitable manner.

*Single parents that want to assure that an ex-spouse does not control funds that are being left to their minor children.

*Grandparents that want to leave assets to their grandchildren with or without the grandchildren’s parent controlling the funds.
Individuals that are in need of planning for Medicaid assistance.

*Individuals that need to have others appointed to make their health care decisions if they become unable to do so.

*Individuals that need to have others appointed to assist them with their financial affairs.

*Individuals with health concerns that need to have others appointed as their attorney-in-fact to assist in avoiding the necessity of a court guardianship in the future.

Additionally, our practice also includes probate administration. We get our clients appointed as Executor of the Will (or Administrator of the Estate if there is no Will), transfer assets pursuant to the Will, and account for the income, assets and liabilities of the Estate, prepare Estate tax returns and close the Estate in a timely manner.

Obviously, this is just a small example of the type of concerns we have assisted our clients with over the years. Again, everyone's scenario is fact specific and we are patient in learning the concerns, needs and desires of each client so that a cost effective plan can be put in place for their family's future.

Probate
Probate Administration
Appointment of Executor of the Will
Appointment of Administrator of the Estate
Release of Estate from Probate Administration
Estate Accounting
Estate Tax Returns
Will Contests
Guardianships
Name Change
Unfortunately, over the years, the probate process has received a very negative connotation by the public. Even more unfortunate is that reputation was the result of too often lawyers taking too long to complete their tasks and then charging excessive amounts to complete their work.

Our practice takes pride in actively completing the probate administration. We get our clients appointed as Executor of the Will (or Administrator of the Estate if there is no Will), transfer assets pursuant to the Will or by law, account for the income, assets and liabilities of the Estate, prepare Estate tax returns and close the Estate in as timely a manner as possible, while charging reasonably.

Many smaller estates can be completed through an abbreviated probate process through a Release of Probate Administration to get the heirs their assets much more quickly.

Business
Incorporations
Limity Liability Company formations
Franchise Contracts
Business Plans
Financing Agreements
Buy/Sell Agreements
Commercial Leases
Over the past 21 years we've helped individuals and entities in the following areas; hotels, new and used automobile dealers, automotive repair, dentists, plumbers, restaurants, bars, pizza shops, convenience stores, tanning salons, beauty salons, general contractors, sub-contractors, manufacturers and many other fields of business. In addition to independently run we've also represented Holiday Inn, Super 8, Ford, Mercury, Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Mr. Hero, Baskin Robbins, Petland, Midas, and numerous other franchisees.

Sometimes we are involved in assisting the individuals in forming their business entity, whether incorporating an S or C corporation or organizing a limited liability company. We aid in the financing of their business by preparing their business plan for SBA financing and/or working with banks, government programs or private financing sources to obtain favorable financing terms. Start-up businesses also use our services to draft or negotiate lease terms with their proposed landlord.

Often we also find ourselves assisting clients in either buying or selling an ongoing business by obtaining a business broker, preparing non-disclosure agreements, drafting an asset purchase agreement, negotiating with the other party, performing due diligence and/or working with the banks, government programs or private financing sources to secure acceptable financing terms. If not done properly a buyer could be responsible as a successor to a business for that company's taxes, debts and/or liabilities.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

During my 21 year legal career, I found there are certain areas of practice where I can provide my clients the best answers, guidance and value. I strongly believe that we only get job satisfaction when we know we have done a good job and helped someone else in the process.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

With 21 years of experience as a practicing attorney, I am looking forward to discussing your matter of importance, whether an area from those listed on this site or from another wide range of legal topics.

I have always prided myself on providing my clients with personalized service. I will actively work on your case and be responsive to your questions and concerns so that we reach a cost effective solution to your matter in as timely a manner as possible.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Communication...when you need me, I can be reached. Phone calls are returned promptly. Updates are given by phone and/or email as your case progresses. After hour calls are forwarded to a cell phone, so you can reach us when you need us!

Jeffrey J. Lutz

Over the past 21 years I have had the pleasure to represent clients in matters concerning business, estate planning, real estate, domestic relations, personal injury, taxes, collections, criminal and a wide variety of other areas. My clients have included many types of business entities, business owners, families, individuals of high net worth, indigent individuals and everyone in between. Whether its drafting simple wills, selling a business, probating an estate or any other matter, I approach them all the same.


1. We will meet and you will educate me on your specific facts;
2. I will explain how the law applies to your specific facts;
3. We will agree on a cost effective goal;
4. Outline a step by step plan to achieve our goal;
5. We will actively proceed with our plan;
6. We will maintain in contact to update each other on our progress; and
7. We will reach our stated goal in as timely a manner as possible.


I pride myself on providing my clients with personalized service. I will actively work on your case and be responsive to your questions and concerns.

License
  • Bar Number: 0055603
    Ohio , 1991
Education
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    Juirs Doctorate, cum laude , 1991
    Kent State University, Bachelor of Arts cum laude, 1988. Also, possess Securities Licenses 7, 24, 55 and 63.

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