Partner – Certified Elder Law Specialist
Attorney Daniel H. Vu is a Partner with Cooper, Adel & Associates. Dan joined the firm to pursue his interest in estate planning and has been instrumental in developing the firm’s advanced estate planning strategies, including those designed to protect and preserve the assets of our clients with large and small IRAs, those with business interests and those who have special needs children. He has developed unique solutions that address the trust and estate planning problems that are unique to high net worth individuals and to farming families in Ohio.
Dan presents informational seminars for seniors and their families throughout Ohio each week. These seminars cover estate planning and elder law topics such as how to protect your assets from catastrophic illness, how to avoid tax traps when transferring assets to children, and what you need to know about recent changes to the Social Security laws. He is also a contributing author to the book, Over the Hill and Under Obamacare, that discusses the impact of Obamacare on seniors.
Dan graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. After working for a Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General, Dan joined Cooper, Adel & Associates, where he was promoted to Senior Associate Elder Law Attorney in 2012 and Partner in 2015. Dan 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. Dan received Dual Certification as an Elder Law Specialist by both the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) and the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA).
Dan and his wife were born and raised near Cincinnati. They have one son, born in 2018, and one “furry child”. They enjoy frequent visits to local museums and parks. In particular, they are proud members of the historical Cincinnati Museum Center. When not researching the latest estate planning techniques, Dan enjoys taking time to learn more about our country’s history. As they say, you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been.