Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that estate planning attorney Mia Garcia
has been named to the Cleveland Foundation’s Foundations for Philanthropy 2021 Cohort. The program begins on January 13.
Foundations for Philanthropy
seeks to educate emerging professionals on the most effective ways to create meaningful community change through exposure to the nonprofit sector. Participants learn about the history of philanthropy in Cleveland, meet with community leaders and actively partake in the philanthropic process, from exploring values to evaluating nonprofit organizations and making funding decisions.
Mia helps individuals and businesses navigate a variety of complex issues including trust and estate planning, nonprofit formation, corporate governance, and credit management matters. She counsels individuals in planning for the transfer of personal and business assets and structures plans to achieve tax-efficient results, assists in the formation and governance of a variety of tax-exempt and corporate entities, and develops compliance strategies on complex regulatory systems in the cannabis and data privacy and cybersecurity industries. Mia is also experienced in the area of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, helping clients avoid and mitigate loss from their customers filing for bankruptcy by developing and renegotiating contracts, obtaining relief from the automatic stay when necessary, filing claims, and developing robust defense strategies in avoidance actions to recover alleged preferential and fraudulent transfers. Mia enjoys giving back to the community serving several community organizations, including her role on the Planned Giving Advisory Council of the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She is named to Crain’s Cleveland Business’
2020 List of Twenty in their 20s. Mia also is named to Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Mia earned her J.D., cum laude
, from Case Western Reserve University and her B.A. from University of California, Davis.