The Loeffler Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located between Toledo and Cleveland on the southern shores of Lake Erie with offices in both Port Clinton and Sandusky, Ohio. Attorney D. Bowen ("Bo") Loeffler is the principal and founder of our firm. We service clients throughout both Ohio and the U.S. and are a "process driven" law firm. Our process includes educating the client about the planning choices available and also proactively incorporating the client's decisions, values and goals. In our experience and opinion, utilizing this systematic process, yields better results for the client. Click here to review our process. Due to our professional memberships and affiliations in the practice areas of asset protection and estate planning, we are also able when necessary, to collaborate and co-counsel with recognized experts in Ohio and the U.S. Our firm's motto and mission statement is:
"…Plan, Preserve, Protect…"
Bo's Involvement with HB 479 and HB 48. We are pleased to note that Bo has been a leading proponent of significant legislative enactments here in Ohio. He was one of the principal co-authors and leading proponents of the Ohio Asset Management Modernization Act (OAMMA) which is also known as HB 479. HB 479 became law in Ohio on March 27, 2013. OAMMA enacted many legislative changes to Ohio's homestead exemption statute and Ohio's trust and estate planning statutes. As a result of the passage of HB 479, Ohio is the 14th state to adopt a domestic asset protection trust statute. In Ohio, a domestic asset protection trust is also referred to as an Ohio Legacy Trust. The legislative changes brought about by HB 479 have been favorably reviewed by national commentators and are also designed to provide additional estate planning tools and options for not only Ohioans, but for a national and international clientele. Bo was also a co-author of the changes to Ohio's LLC charging order statute, in particular, ORC 1705.18 and 1705.19 which became law on May 4, 2012 as set forth in HB 48.