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James P. Seguin

Phone: (614) 233-4772

With over 30 years of experience, I represent businesses in all facets of operations including formation, succession planning, real estate, shareholder disputes, general contracts, and litigation. I also help families and individuals with their estate planning needs including Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and Financial Powers of Attorney. In addition, I help families with general probate matters, minors’ settlements, guardianship, and any litigation arising in these areas.

Practice Descriptions

Business / Corporate

  • Entity Formation, Operation, Termination, and Transfers
  • Shareholder Disputes, and Litigation
  • Formation of start-up entities including Corporations, Limited Liability Companies
  • Drafting of Buy-Sell agreements, Close Corporation Agreements, LLC Operating Agreements, Asset and Stock Purchase Agreements, Employment Agreements, Non-Compete/Non-Disclosure/Non-Solicitation Agreements

Real Estate

  • Residential and Commercial Purchases, Sales, Leases
  • Land Use Planning
  • Negotiation and drafting of residential and commercial real estate purchase agreements, loan documents, and leases.


  • General Civil and Commercial
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Real Estate
  • General Corporate
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Appeals

Estate Planning, Trusts, & Probate

  • Drafting of Wills, Trusts
  • Estate Probate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Trust and Probate Litigation


  • The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Toledo, BBA, Accounting, cum laude, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
    – Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section
  • Columbus Bar Association
    – Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee
    – Estate and Gift Tax Committee
    – Probate Committee
  • Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, Lawyer Mentor, 2009-2016
  • Columbus Bar Association/Ohio Supreme Court, Monitoring Attorney, 2012-2014


  • Syntero, Inc. (from merger of Northwest Counseling Services and Dublin Counseling Center)
    – Current Board Member, Chair
    – Executive Committee
    – Finance Committee
  • Friends of Grandview Heights Public Library
    – Past President

Publications and Presentations


  • "Overcoming New and Old Challenges In The Estate Planning Process," Aspatore Books/Thomson Reuters Inside The Minds series, 2011
  • Ohio State Bar Association, "Law You Can Use" - Living Will and Anatomical Gifts, 2004-2008


  • Presenter, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Central Ohio Chapter: Business Succession Planning, Basic Estate Planning and Beyond, general legal topics, 1998-2014
  • Presenter, National Business Institute:
    2007 - Fundamental Probate Procedures and Practice
    2008 - Preparation and Review of Essential Probate Documents
    2009 - Top 7 Estate Planning Techniques
    2009 - Estate Administration Procedures for Ohio Paralegals

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