Attorneys

 

Robert H. Albert, Sr.

Retired. Bob was a partner at Kagay, Albert, Diehl, Acklin & Groeber for over 50 years, advising individuals, families and businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.  He is an active real estate investor and developer. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a major in accounting, cum laude, from The Ohio State University, his Bachelor of Laws Degree from Franklin University in 1960, graduating first in his class, and was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from Capital University.  He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Supreme Court.       

 

Bob is a lifelong resident of Columbus and a distinguished alumnus of the St. Charles Preparatory School.  He was employed in industrial government and public accounting for 10 years prior to commencing his legal career.  Bob is a fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation and is a member of the Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations, Ohio State Alumni Association, Knights of Columbus and American Legion and is on the legal advisory boards of The Columbus Foundation and The Catholic Foundation.  He served to Captain in the 818th Air Division of the Strategic Air Command and is a Korean War veteran.  He received a special commendation for his work in the establishment of the SAC bases at Lincoln, Nebraska and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His biography is included in Who's Who in American Law.  Bob is married to Patricia Smith and they have three children, Julie Ann Certain, Karen Marie Groeber and Robert H. Albert, Jr.

John A. Groeber

John is a partner with Kagay, Albert, Diehl, Acklin & Groeber.  His practice focuses on estate, wealth, and business planning for high net worth individuals and families.  John develops wealth transfer and preservation solutions to meet clients' personal, financial and tax planning needs.  John has significant experience designing and overseeing complex estate plans structured to transfer wealth and closely held business interests to generations, minimize tax burdens and ensure the general wealth management goals of the parties involved.  He plans business successions, has considerable experience forming and restructuring a variety of business entities and representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all phases of estate and trust administration.  John also prepares and reviews real estate and business transactions for businesses and individuals.   

 

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1986 and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1990 from The Ohio State University.  He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. Tax Court. 

 

John is a lifelong resident of Columbus and attended Bishop Watterson High School.  John and his wife, Karen, have three children and reside in the Clintonville community in Columbus.  

Kristina L. Boynton 

Acklin

Kristina, as a partner of Kagay, Albert, Diehl, Acklin & Groeber, represents a variety of individuals and businesses.  Her primary areas of practice are complex commercial and residential real estate and financing transactions, business entity formation/representation, taxation, contracts, financial work-outs, estate planning, and probate representation.  Kristina joined the firm in 2002 after serving 6 years as in-house counsel for a real estate development company focused on multi-family projects in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado for institutional investors and not-for-profit organizations. 

 

Kristina earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wittenberg University majoring in Business Administration with an accounting emphasis and her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Dayton School of Law.  She is licensed to practice law in Ohio.  Prior to earning her law degree, Kristina held the positions of law clerk for the Honorable Mary Donovan in the Montgomery County Ohio Common Pleas Court, legislative assistant for the Honorable Dianne Grendell Ohio House Representative, and constituent aide and assistant public information officer for the Honorable Mike DeWine in the Ohio Lt. Governor’s Office.  She also held the position of scheduling secretary for the Honorable Mike DeWine during his 1992 Senatorial bid and scheduling secretary for Ms. Fran DeWine during the 1990 Ohio Gubernatorial race. 

 

Kristina is originally from Scioto County, Ohio; she and her husband, John, have two children and reside in Gahanna, Ohio.

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