Kenneth J. Laino

Kenneth J. Laino

Partner

216.696.4200 x1162
klaino@sssb-law.com


Biography

Ken Laino began his career in 1978 in New York City, specializing in corporate and securities law. A few years later, he moved to Ohio, and he has now been practicing law in Cleveland for more than forty years. While his practice is diverse, Ken focuses principally on asset protection planning, business law, real estate, and estate planning. In addition to Ohio, he is also licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Ken counsels both individuals and business entities with respect to asset protection strategies, and he is a member of the Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he represents closely held businesses and nonprofit entities and assists them with general corporate, employment, and commercial litigation matters, as well as counseling clients on business succession. Ken has also represented numerous buyers and sellers of business entities.

In addition to his law practice, Ken has been involved in a wide variety of community activities. He is a life member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the West Haven Foundation, which assists developmentally disabled adults. He has served on a number of commissions for the City of Lakewood, including its Charter Review Commission and Community Governance Task Force. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Hospital and the Board of Trustees of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. Additionally, he served for many years as an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College in the Department of Business Administration.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,Florida,New York

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1978, J.D.
  • John Carroll University, 1975, A.B.
    • summa cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • State of Florida
  • State of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Badge

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law

Best Lawyers Badge

Community Activities

  • Member and past President, Board of Trustees of West Haven Foundation
  • Served on Charter Review Commission and Community Governance Task Force for the City of Lakewood
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees, Lakewood Hospital Board of Trustees, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
  • Past Adjunct Faculty Member, Baldwin-Wallace College (Department of Business Administration)

Articles & Presentations

  • Five years later, Legacy Trusts remain vital for Ohio business owners, Crain’s Cleveland Business, November 2018

Areas of Practice

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,Florida,New York

Awards & Recognition

Kenneth J. Laino
Kenneth J. Laino
Partner
216.696.4200 x1162
klaino@sssb-law.com

Biography

Ken Laino began his career in 1978 in New York City, specializing in corporate and securities law. A few years later, he moved to Ohio, and he has now been practicing law in Cleveland for more than forty years. While his practice is diverse, Ken focuses principally on asset protection planning, business law, real estate, and estate planning. In addition to Ohio, he is also licensed to practice law in Florida and New York.

Ken counsels both individuals and business entities with respect to asset protection strategies, and he is a member of the Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association. Additionally, he represents closely held businesses and nonprofit entities and assists them with general corporate, employment, and commercial litigation matters, as well as counseling clients on business succession. Ken has also represented numerous buyers and sellers of business entities.

In addition to his law practice, Ken has been involved in a wide variety of community activities. He is a life member and past president of the Board of Trustees of the West Haven Foundation, which assists developmentally disabled adults. He has served on a number of commissions for the City of Lakewood, including its Charter Review Commission and Community Governance Task Force. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Hospital and the Board of Trustees of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. Additionally, he served for many years as an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College in the Department of Business Administration.

Licensed to Practice

Ohio,Florida,New York

Areas of Practice

  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial Contracting
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Representation
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Leasing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts and Trust Administration

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1978, J.D.
  • John Carroll University, 1975, A.B.
    • summa cum laude

Admissions & Associations

  • State of Ohio
  • State of Florida
  • State of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Kenneth J. Laino
Partner
216.696.4200 x1162
klaino@sssb-law.com

Awards & Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Badge

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2016 for Practice Areas:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Law

Best Lawyers Badge

Community Activities

  • Member and past President, Board of Trustees of West Haven Foundation
  • Served on Charter Review Commission and Community Governance Task Force for the City of Lakewood
  • Former Member of Board of Trustees, Lakewood Hospital Board of Trustees, Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland
  • Past Adjunct Faculty Member, Baldwin-Wallace College (Department of Business Administration)

Articles & Presentations

  • Five years later, Legacy Trusts remain vital for Ohio business owners, Crain’s Cleveland Business, November 2018