Ken Laino focuses his practice on asset protection planning and related areas –business and real estate law, trusts, estate planning and business succession planning.  He is a member of the Asset Protection Planning Committee of the American Bar Association.

Ken began his career in 1978 in New York City, specializing in corporate and securities law. A few years later he moved to Ohio and has been practicing law in the Cleveland area for more than thirty years. Ken is licensed to practice in Florida and New York as well as Ohio, and represents clients located throughout the United States and abroad. He holds an AV rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale Hubbell, a leading national rating service for attorneys.

During the past twenty-five years Ken has been involved in a wide variety of community activities. He is a member and past president of the Board of Trustees of Westhaven Foundation, which assists developmentally disabled adults. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Lakewood Hospital (a Cleveland Clinic affiliate) and he is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. He served for many years as an adjunct faculty member at Baldwin-Wallace College (Department of Business Administration).

Ken’s expertise in asset protection planning developed in response to the needs and concerns of many of his clients. Both individual and business clients have become increasingly concerned about potential losses from catastrophic lawsuits, as well as losses due to general economic conditions. Ken’s experience with business entities and transactions, trusts, real estate and business litigation enables him to provide valuable counsel with respect to asset protection strategies.

Areas of Practice

  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Trusts
  • Business/Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1978
  • John Carroll University, A.B., summa cum laude, 1975

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1979
  • Ohio, 1981
  • Florida, 1981