By Ted Gudorf, JD, LLM
Just as you wouldn’t want a plumber wiring the electricity in your new home, you don’t want just anybody guiding you in your legal and financial life. With something that important, you want to experience the peace of mind that comes from entrusting the details to someone who has knowledge and experience that relates to your unique situation.
At Gudorf Law Group, we believe our clients deserve specialized advice and personalized attention. Rather than provide as many services as possible to as many people as we can reach, we prefer to serve specific groups of clients and tailor our services to fit their needs. This allows us to dedicate more time to each client so we can build strong, trusted relationships.
Our clients are number one, always. And because we care so much about our clients’ lives and well-being, we want to see them succeed. In our work, we’ve seen firsthand that having a secure and comprehensive plan puts you that much closer to reaching your goals and living the life you dream of.
The clients we serve work hard every day to provide for their families, and because they care about their spouses and their children, they want to educate themselves, secure their futures, and put their plans in place. We help them do that.
Despite their differences in profession or background, our clients tend to have some things in common: they know that life is full of challenges and surprises and they understand the importance of planning. They desire to work with a counseling-oriented attorney who can help them cross every T and dot every I so they can continue to provide for their family and protect the hard-earned wealth they’ve accumulated.
That’s where we come in. As a boutique law firm, our mission is to provide you with smart planning so you can experience a worry-free life. Our talented and knowledgeable team of professionals (including estate planning attorneys, tax advisors, elder care lawyers, and fiduciaries) builds a foundation of relationship, developing a thorough understanding of your life, your goals, the obstacles in the way, and the opportunities available to you. Then we apply our creative solutions to protect your assets for future generations.
Because of our relationship-based model, we also teach you as we help you plan. Planning for the future can be an overwhelming and scary concept, but education breaks down fears and helps you understand the why behind what you need to do to secure your future and that of your loved ones.
We also go beyond estate planning by providing a slew of in-house services to tackle all the areas of your life that impact your estate plan, such as taxes, elder care, charitable planning, and retirement planning. Think of us as your family office. We take care of your many needs and coordinate with other professionals so that you can sleep better at night knowing your future and your wealth are in good hands. That way, you can invest your time and energy into the things and people you care about and love.
We know there are plenty of other attorneys you could work with, but what sets us apart is that we believe in educating our clients so they are better equipped and motivated to make sound, comprehensive planning decisions. We prioritize creating and disseminating resources and curriculum for our clients in the form of workshops, podcasts, newsletters, and more. Those resources, in addition to our well-defined processes and problem-solving strategies, empower our clients to make the right decisions for their lives and motivate them to stay on track toward their goals.
We don’t just give you a plan and send you on your way; we support and equip you as you walk your life’s journey. We also have a team that is dedicated to growing in their craft, building their own education base so they can guide you no matter what questions or circumstances you face. The combination of relationship and expertise is something you can’t put a price on.
When it comes down to it, our Gudorf Law Group team is here for you every step of the way to answer every question and address every concern. If you want to take the first step toward securing your future and those of your loved ones, reach out to us today for a no-obligation conversation to see if we would be a good fit for you. You can contact us online or by phone at 937-898-5583 or email us at admin@GudorfLaw.com.
Ted Gudorf is the founder and managing attorney of Gudorf Law Group, LLC, a boutique firm with estate planning attorneys, tax advisors, and elder care lawyers focused on helping families and businesses plan for the future. With over 35 years of legal experience, Ted concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, and other related matters. Ted is known for building strong client relationships and helping his clients solve problems and make decisions. Ted has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wright State University and a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law. He was the first attorney in the state of Ohio to obtain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in estate planning and elder law, which he received from Western New England University School of Law. He was also one of the first attorneys to be board certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in estate planning, trust, and probate law, a status achieved by fewer than 200 attorneys in Ohio. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Ted is the co-author of The Estate Planning Guide and When A Client Dies: A Legal Guide, published in 2009, and For Ohio Doctors, published in 2010. He is also a founding trustee of the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project, and previously served as the first mayor of the city of Clayton, Ohio. When not practicing law, Ted enjoys spending time at the beach, wine tasting, going out for dinner, and watching his favorite teams, the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Browns. He is active in the Dayton community, serving as president of the board of directors of Life Essentials, Inc., a nonprofit agency focused on providing guardianships for mentally ill adults with limited financial resources. To learn more about Ted, connect with him on LinkedIn.