Kevin R. Ghassomian


  • Direct 212.235.6425
  • Fax 212.425.9337

Kevin Ghassomian is a Principal in the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning and Administration and Private Clients groups. 

His practice focuses on representing business owners, corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals and their families in all areas of domestic and international estate planning. Kevin advises clients on tax minimization, asset protection, business succession and philanthropy. Additionally, he counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries in administering trusts and estates, including preparation of gift and estate tax returns and defense of positions taken on the returns.

Kevin has spoken and written regularly about tax and trusts and estates issues and is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Asset Protection Planning with Trusts in New York StateAuthor
Inside the Minds: Strategies for Trusts & Estates in New York, Aspatore Books (Thomson Reuters), 2015 Ed.

Eliminate State Tax on Trust Income: A Comprehensive Update on Planning with Incomplete Gift Non-Grantor Trusts, Author
ACTEC Law Journal, Winter 2013

Now That the Election Is Over, How Do You Plan for 2013’s New Tax on Investment Income?,  Author
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, December 3, 2012

Comparative Case Studies: GRATs versus Installment Sales to IDGTs, Lecturer
Tiger 21 (New York City), Fall 2011

Administration of Principal and Income for Commonwealth: A Survey of the Kentucky Principal and Income Act, Co-Author
Northern Kentucky Law Review, Fall 2007

Coordinating Business Planning with Estate Planning: An Integrated Approach to Succession Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses, Lecturer
Von Lehman & Company, Inc., May 2007

All Star Views on Estate Planning: Key Practical Strategies to Maximize Wealth and Minimize Heartache, Lecturer
Lorman Educational Services, September 2006

Use Disclaimers to Add Flexibility and Hindsight to Estate Plans, Co-Author
Practical Tax Strategies, June 2005

Fundamentals of Estate Planning for Physicians, Lecturer
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, May 2005

Estate Planning for Owners of Closely Held Business Interests, Lecturer
Lorman Education Services, September 2003

Final IRS Regulations Revise the Definition of “Income” for Trusts and Estates, Author
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Law Letter, Summer 2004

Understanding Legal and Tax Requirements for Nonprofit Organizations in Ohio, Lecturer
Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit, Xavier University, January 2003 & 2004

IRS Releases New Gift Tax Return, Author
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Law Letter, Winter 2003

Family Limited Partnerships Withstand IRS Attack, Author
Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC Law Letter, Fall 2003

Update on the Current Treatment of Participant Loans When the Participant is Bankrupt, Author
Journal of Pension Benefits, Spring 2002

  • James Keane Award for Leadership and Excellence in eLawyering, 2012
    American Bar Association - Law Practice Management Section
  • Recognized in Cincy Business Magazine "Leading Lawyer Award in Estate Planning," 2007-2009
  • Recognized in Cincinnati Magazine, "Rising Legal Star Award," 2005-2009
  • Recognized by Cincinnati Gentlemen Magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue & Cincinnati Parks Foundation, "Gentlemen of Style & Substance Award," 2007
  • Recognized in Law & Politics Magazine, "Ohio’s Top Young Lawyers, Special Feature," 2006
  • Recognized by the Cincinnati Paralegal Association, "Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award," 2005
  • Recognized in Inspire Cincinnati Magazine, "Arts Volunteer of the Year," 2005
  • Recognized on the Cincinnati Business Courier, "Forty Under 40" List, 2004
  • Recognized by The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, "Honorary Colonel," 2004
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Kentucky, 1995
  • Vandenbosch Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, 1995
    University of Kentucky