Geoffrey D. Wills

Geoffrey D. Wills

Associate

216.696.4200 x1078
gwills@sssb-law.com


Biography

Geoffrey D. Wills is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and taxation.

Prior to joining SSSB, Geoffrey was an Associate Attorney at another Cleveland law firm, where he built a solid base of estate, trust, and tax knowledge. He was also a Tax Analyst at Bloomberg Industry Group in Washington, D.C., where he analyzed federal tax laws, rules, and regulations to assist in client decision-making regarding deductions, elections, and tax-free reorganizations.

Geoffrey received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2015, where he was a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Wills & Trusts.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude
  • Ashland University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, 2011

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2024
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates

Ones To Watch Badge

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Wills & Trusts

Community Activities

  • CMBA Leadership Academy Class of 2024, Member
  • Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club, Member
    • Fourth Cohort of the Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club’s Welcome to Cleveland Program

Articles & Presentations

  • Most Significant IRS Release In Decades. Is It The Death Of Irrevocable Trust Decantings? CMBA Bar Journal, June 2024

  • A Closer Look at Creditor Claims and New Method of Trustee Release: Ohio Senate Bill 202 – OSBA Quick Webcast, September 2023

  • Ohio Law Update, CMBA Estate Planning Institute, 2021

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Awards & Recognition

Geoffrey D. Wills
Geoffrey D. Wills
Associate
216.696.4200 x1078
gwills@sssb-law.com

Biography

Geoffrey D. Wills is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and taxation.

Prior to joining SSSB, Geoffrey was an Associate Attorney at another Cleveland law firm, where he built a solid base of estate, trust, and tax knowledge. He was also a Tax Analyst at Bloomberg Industry Group in Washington, D.C., where he analyzed federal tax laws, rules, and regulations to assist in client decision-making regarding deductions, elections, and tax-free reorganizations.

Geoffrey received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 2015, where he was a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Wills & Trusts.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Gift, Estate, and GST Tax Planning
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Trust, Estate, and Probate Litigation

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2015, cum laude
  • Ashland University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, 2011

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Estate Planning Council of Cleveland, Member
Geoffrey D. Wills
Associate
216.696.4200 x1078
gwills@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America since 2024
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
    • Trusts and Estates

Ones To Watch Badge

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Wills & Trusts

Community Activities

  • CMBA Leadership Academy Class of 2024, Member
  • Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club, Member
    • Fourth Cohort of the Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club’s Welcome to Cleveland Program

Articles & Presentations

  • Most Significant IRS Release In Decades. Is It The Death Of Irrevocable Trust Decantings? CMBA Bar Journal, June 2024

  • A Closer Look at Creditor Claims and New Method of Trustee Release: Ohio Senate Bill 202 – OSBA Quick Webcast, September 2023

  • Ohio Law Update, CMBA Estate Planning Institute, 2021