Frantz Ward is delighted to announce that partner Ralph Higgins has been chosen for the 2018 International Advisory Experts Awards as Estate Planning Lawyer of the Year in Ohio. The International Advisory Experts (IAE) is a global alliance of well-established and experienced legal, financial and consulting firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements. Higgins has over 35 years of experience counseling clients in estate planning, business succession, and transfer tax issues. Higgins also has extensive experience in trust administrations, both as counsel to trustees and as a fiduciary. Higgins has helped administer and finalize a vast number of probate estates over the years.