Phillip G. Lilly

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Practice Areas
Estate Personal/Planning
Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Copyrights)

Mr. Lilly has a Masters of Law in Taxation degree. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Capital Law School and teaches a class in the LL.M. Program on estate planning. Mr. Lilly’s main experience is in the area of estate planning, especially focusing on high end tax planning for families with a net worth in excess of $1 million. This planning includes everything from basic wills to complex trusts of all types and often includes specialized tax and/or creditor protection planning. Mr. Lilly is also well versed in setting up charitable trusts and family foundations for those clients with charitable desires.

Another large part of Mr. Lilly’s practice is handling probate estates. Along with Becker & Lilly’s paralegal, Beth Leyda, Mr. Lilly handles all sizes of probate estates and has considerable expertise in Ohio and federal estate, gift, and trust tax returns.

Mr. Lilly also prosecutes trademark and copyright applications to help protect intellectual property for our clients.

In the business and corporate areas, Mr. Lilly assists clients in establishing partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. In addition, he consults with and advises clients on various business and tax matters and is adept at drafting buy-sell agreements, business acquisition and sale documents, employment, compensation and non-compete documents, as well as employee handbooks and whatever is necessary for business and corporate clients.

Mr. Lilly prides himself with dealing with clients on an individual basis. He strives to ensure that whatever is done for that client is individually tailored to that client’s specific needs.


Admitted to Practice
Ohio 1987
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio


Professional Associations

American Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Columbus Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Chairman 1995-1997

Columbus Tax Conference, Chairman 1998


Community Leadership

First City Bank, Board of Directors

Western Ohio Chapter of the ALS Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Board of Trustees

Capital University Law School, Adjunct Professor teaching a course entitled, “Estate Planning Practicum”



Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating (AV)

The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-present

Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers

Top Lawyers, 2010-2011



B.S., Shepherd College, 1984 magna cum laude

J.D., Capital University Law School, 1987, Law Review Notes Editor

LL.M. (Taxation), Capital University, 1992

Phillip Lilly