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For over 50 years, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what is important to them.
At CPM, we foster collaborative, innovative problem solving and are structured to leverage the expertise of all our staff in order to provide the individual attention our clients have come to expect. Although each of our practice areas addresses its own unique matters, our clients understand that CPM can support multiple legal issues and will serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.

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We help our clients weigh risks and make decisions that protect what they’ve
worked hard to build.


Articles & News
Family Wealth & Estate Planning

New Rules Will Make it More Difficult for Veterans to Qualify for Pension Benefits

By Family Wealth & Estate Planning Group The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued final rules on September 18th which will dramatically impact the process of applying for pension benefits to help seniors pay for long term care costs. The final rules become effective on October 18, 2018, which leaves a very small window for […]


Court Ruling Upends Broker Protocol, Creates Obstacle To Job-Hopping

By Neil Weinberg and Katherine Chiglinsky Financial advisors counting on an industry pact to switch jobs safely with clients in tow could run into obstacles after a ruling by a Georgia state court last week. The decision, involving advisors who jumped to Morgan Stanley from Aprio Wealth Management LLC in 2014, holds that those who […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Business Succession Planning – Six Reasons You Should “Take Care of Business”

By Jane Higgins Marx, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Business succession planning is the process of preparing for the continuation of a company through transition of management and transfer of control. The oft recited definition of business succession planning makes it sound so easy, right? In practice, business succession planning is anything but easy […]


New Federal Evidence Rule Changes Reflect Modern World

By Carl A. Aveni II, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP It has become cliché to observe that electronic evidence has changed every aspect of modern trial practice. From smartphones, to email, to Facebook, we each leave an electronic trail of our daily lives scattered across servers, hard drives, and the cloud. […]

Firm News & Events


“Good Day Marketplace” on WTTE FOX 28, CPM Partner, Jane Higgins Marx speaks with show host, Shawn Ireland about “Legal Issues Around Caring For A Parent At Home”

Date: July 27, 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Location: WTTE FOX 28 Studio

NAWBO Columbus Monthly Meeting – Columbus Candidates Forum: Who Should be our Next Governor?

Date: September 6, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Location: The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 West Spring Street, Columbus

Geoff Kunkler & Brittany Pace Stephen to present at NBI Seminar – Estate Planning from A to Z

Date: September 12-13, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Cambria Suites Columbus/Polaris, 9100 Lyra Drive, Columbus

Alan Acker to present at OSBA seminar – The Marvin Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning

Date: September 14, 8:24 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N Cassady Ave, Columbus

Geoff Kunkler to present at BMI Federal Credit Union Workshop – Asset Protection Planning

Date: September 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Location: BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin

Alan Acker to present as OSBA Live CLE: Fiduciary Income Tax

Date: September 17, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Location: Ohio State Bar Association, 1700 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus

Dublin Chamber of Commerce – Taste of Dublin

Date: September 18, 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Location: The Wendy’s Company (Thomas Conference Center), One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin

Dublin Chamber Women in Business Luncheon – The Power of Your Presence

Date: September 19, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Location: La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Dublin

Alan Veatch To Present At The Society Of Financial Service Professional Annual Symposium, “ Transitioning A Business To The Next Generation”

Date: September 20, 2018, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Location: Brookside Country Club, 2270 West Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington

Central Ohio BWPC Meeting – Trump Reform: The ACA, AHCA & Health Care Freedom Act, Navigating the Changes in Health Care

Date: September 20, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Location: BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin