Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that Ralph P. Higgins, Jr.
has been chosen for the 2018 International Advisory Experts Awards as Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year in Ohio.
The International Advisory Experts (IAE) is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements. IAE’s annual awards pay tribute to firms who have been successful over the past twelve months and have received exceptional praise from their peers. All nominees are researched by IAE’s research team and group members and potential winner shortlists are created for each jurisdiction and IAE publications. All nominees are then analyzed by an independent panel and winners are chosen and informed.
Ralph has over 35 years of experience counseling clients on estate planning, business succession, and transfer tax issues. He also has extensive experience in trust administrations, both as counsel to trustees and as a fiduciary. Ralph has helped administer and finalize a vast number of probate estates over the years. He has achieved the highest ranking, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list. Ralph has a J.D., cum laude
, and a B.B.A., magna cum laude
, from the University of Notre Dame.