Ted is a staff attorney with Cooper, Adel & Associates. He grew up in Mariemont, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, where he served as the Director of Traffic Operations for the Police Department. He graduated from Xavier University with a major in History and Philosophy. During Law School at the University of Dayton, his favorite classes were estate planning, tax and constitutional law. Ted clerked for the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C. and also spent a semester studying in a comparative law program in London, England. Ted's wife, Natalie, is also an attorney.
Ted's love of history started with his admiration for his grandfather who served in WWII, Korea and the Cold War. His plane was shot down over North Korea and he was the only man of an eight person crew to survive. He spent three days surviving behind enemy lines until he was spotted by a passing American plane using a small signal mirror.
At Cooper and Adel, Ted leads the Estate Administration Department that helps our clients and their beneficiaries get access to their inheritance, minimize estate taxes, claim IRA distributions and navigate the murky waters of probate. He also works in the Trust Department assisting clients with trust and estate planning. He has learned the most from two attorneys in the firm. One he calls “Jedi Master Dan Vu” and the other he calls “Yoda Thom Cooper”.
The top highlights of his life have been marrying his beautiful wife and attending a campaign rally in 2004 where he met President George W. Bush. He is proud of working to start an annual 9/11 Memorial at Xavier University. Ted's greatest aspirations are to live a long, healthy and happy life, while helping other people to do the same.
What would we be surprised to know about Ted?
He is an avid collector of antique road signs. He also volunteers as a traffic control consultant for the Mariemont Police Department and directs traffic for large events, parades, and sporting events. He's also flown in a WWII B-29 Bomber.
How is it to work with Ted? Here is what Ted's client's are saying:
“Ted did a wonderful job … He was very responsive and offered to meet with us to update our documents.”
“It's a great comfort to us knowing that you are overseeing our estate planning. We really appreciate all that you've done.”
“Your presentations were descriptive and to the point. Our questions were answered promptly.”
Thom & Mitch comments…
“Ted has been a great addition to the firm. He does a great job for our clients and they know it. It is always a pleasure to hear from clients about how well Ted has handled their affairs. One of the things I like about ted is how quickly he learns new things. In recent months, Ted has been working through some of the most difficult-to-understand estate tax laws at the firm and he always meets the challenge.
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