Adam Centner works with individuals, families, closely held businesses, and charitable organizations. He practices primarily in estate planning, tax, rental real estate, and nonprofit matters.

Adam counsels individuals and families on matters relating to estate planning and wealth transfer, asset protection, income and estate tax planning, probate avoidance, and business succession. His clients primarily include physicians, dentists, business owners and executives, and other professionals. He also works on sophisticated residential real estate matters, including entity formation and lease preparation.

Adam assists nonprofit organizations in formation, tax-exemption, and administrative matters. He has formed and successfully obtained tax exemption for a variety of public charities and private foundations. He also assists charitable organizations with the release or modification of gift restrictions, allowing the organization to benefit from otherwise unavailable funds, as well as the negotiation and preparation of gift agreements on behalf of donors and donees.

Adam prides himself on being responsive and developing practical, individualized strategies for each and every client. He understands that complex dynamics are often at play in estate planning, business, and nonprofit matters and he has significant experience guiding clients through the process.

Adam enjoys working with his clients to find solutions that are right for them, whether that is finding peace of mind through proper and thorough estate planning, implementing sophisticated strategies for the tax-efficient transfer of wealth or business interests to individual and charitable beneficiaries, or advising individual or institutional fiduciaries with respect to estate and trust administration.

In addition to estate planning and nonprofit matters, Adam also advises clients on related transactional matters, including the creation and administration of for-profit entities, real estate purchases, intra-family loans, and general corporate and contract matters.

Prior to joining KMK, Adam practiced in the Corporate Department at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

Adam lives in Cincinnati with his wife and their two young children.

What Clients Say

At a time when our family was most vulnerable, Adam responded the same day to our need, came to the hospital, listened carefully and patiently, and then delivered documents within 24 hours in a most efficient, professional and compassionate manner, assisting my family then and during the months thereafter. My family and I relied on Adam's legal expertise, timely responses, and resources within KMK Law to give us certainty of the path ahead. -- K. Aileen S.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers – Class 23

Oyler School AP Hampton Mentoring Program – Mentor

Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor – Attorney Volunteer

Wills for First Responders – Attorney Volunteer

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Mentor

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021

News & Resources


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J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, cum laude, 2012

B.A., Miami University, 2008

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