Hans advises and counsels employers, both large and small, in structuring their pension or profit sharing plans so as to maximize their benefit both to the employer and to the employees. Hans also advises employers on possible structures for executive compensation strategies that provide benefits above and beyond what traditional pension or profit sharing plans can provide. He works with company representatives on issues arising during the administration of retirement and other employee benefit plans, which include representing the company's interests in the event of audits by the Internal Revenue Service or other government agencies.
In the estate planning and administration arena, Hans works with individuals in structuring their estate plans. The structures range from simple wills to complex trusts involving charitable and multi-generational planning depending upon the needs and desires of the individual involved. Hans also works with the family members on the administration of estates and the settlement of trusts, including the preparation of estate and income tax returns necessary for the completion of administration of estates or trusts.
Hans is admitted to practice in the Ohio Supreme Court, Federal District Court Southern District of Ohio and the United States Tax Court.
Hans is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association.