Andrew Zashin writes about law for the Cleveland Jewish News. He is a co-managing partner with Zashin & Rich Co., LPA, with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.

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When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in late March, media attention focused primarily upon newly-created stimulus funds and expanded unemployment benefits. As a result, the CARES Act also temporarily expanded the tax benefits associated with charitable c…

The High Holy Days season is one where the Jewish people take stock, look forward and move forward. We do tzuva, or repent. That word literally means to return. We return to ourselves in order to remove the blockages that hold us back from improving ourselves spiritually, becoming the people of which we are capable and aspire to become.

On March 27, the Supreme Court of Ohio and Gov. Mike DeWine issued orders tolling all pending civil, criminal and administrative matters across the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, while cases are traditionally subjected to court-mandated timelines to ensure effici…

News recently broke about a new “tell-all” book covering America’s first lady. “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,” written by Pulitzer prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan, promises to reveal an enigmatic and well-curated woman who is shrewd and savvy well…

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued Executive Order 2020-01D March 9 declaring a state of emergency in Ohio due to the novel coronavirus. The governor and his cabinet have issued numerous additional executive orders since that time, all aimed at stemming the spread of the virus in the state and pro…

Rosh Hashanah, the commemoration of the Jewish new year, is like so many Jewish holidays celebrated with a family feast. The foods we associate with the Jewish new year are rich and decadent, like honey, pomegranates and new seasonal fruits, and of course, apples dipped in honey. Matching wine to these delicacies is often intimidating. But that need not be the case.

Hundreds of billions of dollars have accumulated in donor-advised funds since this vehicle was created all the way back in the 1930s. In fact, an estimated $110 billion is sitting in these funds right now. All, or at least virtually all, of the biggest investment firms in the country now off…

Chanukah is right around the corner. So is the end of another tax year. Many are thinking of gift giving, and wanting to plan and budget smartly. This may be doubly true if you are thinking about your estate plan and if and how you can pass on your wealth during your lifetime. Depending on t…

Although some object to labeling it a “crisis,” there is at least widespread consensus that, whatever we call it, our higher education system could be improved. Student loan debt in the United States tops $1.6 trillion. And as many as one in 10 of those 44 million borrowers are defaulting on…