Graf Stiebel & Coyne - Attorneys at Law

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Mark A. Stiebel
Mark A. Stiebel

Graf Stiebel & Coyne

425 Walnut Street

Suite 2400

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Telephone: 513.618.7825

Fax: 513.618.7826

mstiebel@gscfirm.com


With a background in accounting and a Masters degree in taxation, Mark has focused his practice for nearly three decades on employee benefits, estate planning, representation of privately-owned businesses, and a variety of other tax related matters. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefit and estate planning matters and has served as an expert witness in a wide range of tax matters. Mark has led the firm in the use of plain English in all legal matters as part of our commitment to clients.

Education
  • Walnut Hills High School, Diploma, 1973, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration, B.B.A., 1977 (summa cum laude)
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Florida, College of Law, LL. M. Taxation, 1983
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio 1980
  • United States District Court-Southern District of Ohio 1980
  • United States Tax Court 1984
  • Kentucky 2008
Professional Affiliations
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations
  • Ohio Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
  • American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA)
  • Great Lakes Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Council
Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, 2015, Tax Law, Cincinnati
  • U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms in Cincinnati, Tier 1 in Employee Benefits
    (ERISA) Law
  • Highest rating (AV) from the attorney and law firm rating service, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2014-15; Employee Benefits and Tax Law
  • Recognized by Law & Politics Magazine as an Ohio Super Lawyer, 2015
Recent Professional Contributions
  • Estate Planning for Deferred Compensation/Retirement Plan Benefits, Great Lakes TE/GE Quarterly Meeting, May 2, 2014
  • Estate Planning and Drafting Series, 5th Edition, presented with Bill Graf and Ken Coyne, an 18-week estate planning course sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association on federal and Ohio estate planning, January through May 2014
  • Participant Disclosure Rules, Great Lakes TE/GE Council Quarterly Meeting, July 12, 2013
  • Presentation on Cash Balance Plans, ASPPA Cincinnati Pension Conference, November, 2012
  • Presentation on Department of Labor Abandoned Plans Program ASPPA Cincinnati Pension Conference, November 2012
  • Presentation on Problems with IRA and Qualified Plan Beneficiary Designations, A Cash Study Approach, 39th Annual Midwest-Midsouth Estate Planning Institute, Lexington, Kentucky, July 2012