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    Biography

    Bill Lane connects people to solutions.  Business executives, higher education leaders, and non-profit professionals consider Bill their friend, as well as their counselor. Often turning to Bill when they have a need, Bill’s clients rely on him for advice, connections, introductions, and, most importantly, answers. Bill helps clients connect with resources on a variety of legal matters, including complex trusts and estates, real estate, and administrative law.  No matter what the situation entails, Bill is conscientious and understands the value of relationships. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Preeminent, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
    Named to list of Top Lawyers in Columbus CEO Magazine 2010, 2013-2018
    The Best Lawyers of America®, Trusts and Estates
    Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States
    Admitted, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
    Ohio State Bar Association (Agricultural Law, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and Real Property Law Sections)
    American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Business Law and Taxation Sections)
    Columbus Bar Association (Probate Committee, Real Estate Law Committee, Estate and Gift Tax Section, Taxation Committee)
    Fellow, Columbus Bar Foundation and Ohio State Bar Foundation
    Member, Professional Advisory Committee, Columbus, Delaware County Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Columbus Estate Planning Council
    Distinguished Service Awards from Childhood League, United Way of Delaware County, American Cancer Society, and Delaware County Foundation

    Key Experience

    Represented the Scioto Conservancy District during its formation, operation, and dissolution
    Represented the Ohio Insurance Guaranty Association at the time of its formation
    Represented individuals and companies before administrative agencies, including the Department of Insurance, Department of Natural Resources, Board of Pharmacy, and the Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions and Division of Securities

    Speaking Engagements

    Lecturer-numerous topics, including Director's Liability, Community Organizations, Charitable