Assistant: Tawnya Collins
Best Lawyers, 2019-2020
Estate Planning and The Probate Process
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Buying/Selling a Business
Starting a Business
Licensing and Contracts
Employment Law for Business Owners
General Counsel Services
Mergers and Acquisitions
Commercial Real Estate
Estate Planning and Probate
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
State of Ohio, 1989
State of Florida, 1990
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1990
Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio: Juris Doctor, May 1989, Order of the Curia
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: Bachelor of Arts and minor in Spanish, May 1986
University of Barcelona, Spain: Summer Study Program, 1985
Ohio State Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Member of the Florida Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Jeff Stagnaro is a shareholder in the law firm of Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson, where his practice is focused on business, real estate, estate planning and probate. The vast majority of Jeff’s clients consist of entrepreneurs and business owners—ranging from startups to privately/family-owned businesses with several hundred employees.
As general counsel to many of his clients, Jeff serves, not just as a lawyer, but as a strategic advisor. They rely on him for the kind of unfiltered advice they might not otherwise get, even from their own management team. Jeff regularly advises business owners on a wide variety of business matters, helping them see their business "from 50,000 feet up." Jeff's clients appreciate his directness, his experience in a wide range of circumstances and his practical, business-oriented approach.
Jeff is also a frequent lecturer on estate planning and probate topics, as these relate to family businesses and real estate entrepreneurs.
Jeff is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and a lifelong resident of Cincinnati. He is married with ten children and enjoys coaching youth athletics, camping, fishing, football, basketball and golf. Jeff regularly leads ministry teams on short-term mission trips to Guatemala.