Mary L. Rust

Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Mary L. Rust

Mary L. Rust

Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Biography

Mary advises clients on the complex issues that arise with trusts and estates. In her 30 years of experience, Mary has established herself as an invaluable resource for families, business owners, executives, wealth managers, accountants, insurance advisors, bank trust officers and other clients who have specific trust and estate questions. Her accomplishments and keen grasp of trust and estate issues are among the reasons why she has been honored for her work in trust and estate law by Leading Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

In her day-to-day practice, Mary advises clients on issues involving wills, estate planning, health care advance directives, estate and gift tax planning, and financial powers of attorney. She also advises her clients on issues involving charitable planning, private foundations, and trust and estate administration. Some of the strategies that Mary uses to help her clients include forming GRATs, family limited partnerships, limited liability companies and dynasty trusts. Mary began her legal career as an assistant trust counsel for a major regional bank and regularly draws upon this experience when advising clients.

Mary also plays an active role in her community. She currently serves as immediate past chair of the board of trustees for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which helps create opportunities for blind and visually-impaired individuals in the Cincinnati area. She also volunteers as a tutor at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy.

Mary earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and received her B.S. in finance from Miami University in Ohio.

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Chief Diversity Officer at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

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Education
Graduate
Class of 1984

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience. One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.

Graduate

The mission of the University of Cincinnati College of Law is to educate and inspire leaders who pursue justice and advance the role of law in society.

Memberships
Member, Trusts, Wills and Estates Section
Current

In 1788, as this new country headed west into the Northwest Territory, the quickly growing area along the banks of the Ohio River known as Cincinnati became incorporated, becoming a city. By 1870, the population of Cincinnati had grown to 200,000, as Cincinnati became known as the “Queen City.”On Wednesday, January 24, 1872, the concept was quickly approved by the lawyers and the Cincinnati Bar Association was established.

Member
Current

The Kentucky Bar Association is an independent agency of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Its authority to regulate the legal profession in Kentucky, delegated by the Kentucky Supreme Court through rules, is derived from the Kentucky Constitution. The mission and purpose of the Association is to maintain a proper discipline of the members of the bar in accordance with these Rules and with the principles of the legal profession as a public calling, to initiate and supervise, with the approval of the Court, appropriate means to insure a continuing high standard of professional competence on the part of the members of the Bar, and to bear a substantial and continuing responsibility for promoting the efficiency and improvement of the judicial system. SCR 3.025

Career History
Partner
Current

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP traces its roots back to 1885, when Worthington & Strong was founded by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business & Finance, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health & Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate and Tax.

Assistant Trust Counsel
Prior

Fifth Third Bank engages in the provision of banking services. It offers personal, business, and commercial banking services. The company was founded on June 17, 1858 and is headquartered in Columbus, OH.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Breakfast Forum Series
Current

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP traces its roots back to 1885, when Worthington & Strong was founded by Judge William Worthington and Edward W. Strong. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business & Finance, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health & Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate and Tax.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

Council Member
Current
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$500 - $999
2019

Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

$2,500 - $4,999
2018

Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

$100 - $499
2017

Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Ohio Bar
Admitted to the Kentucky Bar
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