CLEVELAND, September 26, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Ann Marie Hawkins, Managing Member, Hawkins and Company, LLC, has joined Noticed©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Hawkins has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout her career.
Hawkins outshines others in her field due to her extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. With over 35 years dedicated to law, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her industry, and, in particular, to her area of specialization, business law. Among other honors, Hawkins has been recognized as one of the top attorneys of North America by the Who’s Who Directories and holds an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Part of the University of Notre Dame's first graduating class of women and a Certified Public Accountant, Hawkins started her professional career in accounting. When asked why she decided to transition to a career in law, Hawkins said:The increase in the federal gift and estate tax lifetime exemption and portability have dramatically changed the structure of estate plan documents, especially for persons with net worths between $5,000,000.00 and $50,000,000.00. That, combined with the change in federal income tax laws, and the C-Corp vs. S-Corp decision, requires planning and analysis for persons with non-publicly traded businesses.
"A lot of things are interrelated between tax, accounting, and law. I wanted to go to law school so that I could offer a holistic approach to business solutions by having both an accounting and legal background."
Hawkins earned her Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1980 and soon after that was admitted to practice law in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, federal courts in the Northern District of Ohio, the Southern District of Florida, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, she serves clients in areas ranging from tax, real estate, and health care law to estate, trust, and probate law, helping them to find affordable solutions that make sense from both a business and legal perspective.
As a dual practitioner with proficiency in both accounting and law, Hawkins has unique insight into prevailing trends in business law. In particular, she comments on major changes in estate planning:
"The increase in the federal gift and estate tax lifetime exemption and portability have dramatically changed the structure of estate plan documents, especially for persons with net worths between $5,000,000.00 and $50,000,000.00. That, combined with the change in federal income tax laws, and the C-Corp vs. S-Corp decision, requires planning and analysis for persons with non-publicly traded businesses."
Hawkins maintains memberships in numerous professional organizations, including the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, and the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland where she is a co-founder and current president. She is also the incoming chair of the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame College and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
For more information, visit Hawkins' profile on the Noticed© website here: https://noticed.co/members/ann-marie-hawkins,-atty,-cpa/0d5f6a931371e809
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