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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Following the birth of my daughter, my spouse and I began looking at college tuition rates and anxiously saying to one another, “if college is expensive now, imagine how expensive it will be in 18 years.” This “sticker shock” led me to research, and eventually open, one of the most commonly …

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Since March of this year, I have received a steady stream of short, comical videos my friends created and crafted with the assistance of the social media app TikTok. I assumed this new directorial hobby was the spawn of quarantine boredom and would quickly fizzle out along with the app itsel…

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…