Founder Thom L. Cooper and Managing Partner Mitchell J. Adel are pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Vu as partner in the law firm of Cooper, Adel and Associates. Vu will lead the development of the firm’s advance estate planning strategies for our clients and their families. In addition,Vu will manage our Monroe office, provide educational seminars and continue to work directly with clients to provide asset protection, avoid unnecessary taxes and assure that their wishes are followed at their passing.
Daniel H. Vu joined the firm to pursue his interest in estate planning. He has been instrumental in developing the firm’s advanced estate planning strategies, including special trusts designed to protect and preserve the assets of many Ohio families. He has been closely involved in assisting our clients who are veterans and their surviving spouses to apply for benefits and to coordinate those benefits with other programs. Attorney Daniel Vu is among a select group of attorneys in the State of Ohio who have been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in addition to receiving accreditation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Commenting on the appointment, Managing Partner Adel said: “We are delighted to recognize Dan’s achievements in the estate planning area. Dan knows how and when to apply a wide range of strategies to the complex situations our clients face as they age. I am very proud to have the opportunity to work side by side with Dan as a partner in the firm.” Founder Thom Cooper added: “Dan is a natural problem-solver. His creativity, intelligence and dedication to excellence are a tremendous asset to our clients, our staff and our firm.” Dan stated “I am pleased to have the opportunity to further this goal of bringing the advanced asset protection strategies that were once only available to the very wealthy, to farmers and middle class families.”
Dan has spoken to groups around Ohio about the estate planning implications related to hydraulic fracking (oil and gas from shale) as well as trust and estate planning problems that are unique to farming families in Ohio. He is a contributing author to the book Over the Hill and Under Obamacare, that discusses the impact of Obamacare on seniors. Dan has participated in many specialized training courses that directly benefit our clients including a recent course regarding retirement and IRA strategies with Ed Slotts, a nationally-known expert in this area.
Dan graduated from Miami University with an undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Vu joined Cooper, Adel & Associates after working for a Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. Dan is a member of both the Ohio State and Butler County Bar Associations.