Adam Centner works with individuals, families, closely held businesses, and charitable organizations on estate planning, tax, 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, including new churches. 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.

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 three young children.

What Clients Say

I can’t say enough wonderful things about him. He is wise, humble, thoughtful, truly cares about our mission, and is spectacular to work with! Adam coached us through the merger and follow-up items with confidence and made it easy for our Board and team to trust we were in the absolute best hands possible. – Michelle Guenther, CEO, Queen City Book Bank

I have worked with Adam both as a client and as an allied professional. His response time, attention to detail, and thoroughness are all top notch. When I refer a client to Adam, I know he will treat them the way I would treat them, and I have every confidence that my clients will be pleased with their experience. I always look forward to my next opportunity to interact or work with Adam.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Estate Planning Council – Board Member 

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers – Class 23

Evans Scholars Program Cincinnati Leadership Council – Member 

KMK Law Service Committee, Chair

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio – Attorney Volunteer

Volunteer Lawyers Project – 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, 2021-2023

  • 2022 Best Lawyers One to Watch

News & Resources


  • Ohio


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

B.A., Miami University, 2008

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