Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP (CPM) is pleased to welcome Amanda M. Strausbaugh as an Associate in the firm’s Family Wealth & Estate Planning group. Her practice focuses on areas including estate planning, probate and trust administration.
Amanda steers her clients through all aspects of estate planning, including drafting all appropriate legal documents, structuring financial assets to reduce transfer taxes and probate costs, navigating the estate administration process and counseling trustees of family trusts in the proper exercise of their duties. She endeavors to ensure her estate planning clients know and understand their options for how and when their assets will be distributed in accordance to their wishes.
Her legal passion was ignited during her time in the financial industry. Amanda noticed a gap of information; and this often meant seeing individuals struggling with difficulties surrounding incapacitation, probate and trust administration. Today, her understanding of financial institution inner-workings helps her clients avoid and navigate various pitfalls.
Amanda received her undergraduate agree (B.S.) in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University where she also minored in German. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from Capital University Law School, where she graduated with honors.
Amanda is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, where she is an active member of the Young Lawyers, Minorities in the Law, Estate Planning and Trust Committees. In addition, she is also a member of the Ohio Bar and the American Bar Associations.
Amanda regularly volunteers for the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, which facilitates the middle school and high school mock trial and moot court competitions. In addition, Amanda has also served on the finance committee for the Harry Potter Alliance, which supports literacy and empowering individuals in the LBGTQ+ community. She had also logged over 500 volunteer hours at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s crisis center.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals for over 50 years. CPM is a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances. The attorneys at CPM provide skilled guidance in the areas of Banking & Finance, Business Services & Transactions, Employment, Family Wealth & Estate Planning, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Municipal, Non-Profit Services, Probate, Real Estate, Securities and Taxation.