Alan S. Acker Esq.

Of Counsel

An attorney with the law firm of Carlile Patchen & Murphy, Alan Acker practices Family Wealth and Estate Planning with an emphasis on estate and gift taxation, income taxation of trusts and estates, charitable giving, and probate law. He is a former Franklin County, Ohio Probate Court Judge. Alan has practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia, Chicago, Illinois, as well as Columbus, Ohio, with primary responsibility for estate planning. Alan is the creator of Estate Drafter, a web-based system to help Ohio attorneys in the drafting of trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney​, and prenuptial agreements​.


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (1977)

B.S. Accountancy University of Illinois (1974)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

5202 T.M., Accounting for Trusts and Estates (author)

820 T.M., Administrative Powers (author)

862 T.M., Income in Respect of a Decedent (author)

852 T.M., Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (author)

855 T.M., Estate and Trust Administration - Tax Planning (author)