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Todd B. Kotler

Todd B. Kotler

Wayne County Public Defender Program
  • Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

Since 1999 I have labored to establish divorce settlements that are firm but fair and parenting-time schedules that work. Relocating and long-distance parenting plans. I resolve high-conflict situations, protective orders, and deal with parental alienation. I also have litigated a number of high value cases in both Summit and Stark Counties.

My firm also has handled a great number of high value transactions involving mineral rights, land leases and easements with energy companies. We have done joint ventures, partnerships, S corporations, LLCs, commercial and industrial developments, condominium developments or conversions and office building sales and purchases. Likewise, I have drafted construction contracts, lease negotiation and preparations, loan workouts and foreclosures as well as sale and purchase contracts.

Notably, I am among a handful of Ohio Attorneys who practice special education law. My focus in this area is on the parents of special needs children. I aid them in ensuring that these children receive the free and appropriate public education (FAPE) that each child is guaranteed under state and federal law.

Education
University of Akron School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law
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Honors: Abramson Scholarship
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Professional Experience
Partner
Arnold, Gruber, & Haren, Ltd.
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Owner - Attorney
Todd Kotler, Attorney at Law
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Publications
Articles & Publications
ETHICS FOR OHIO TITLE INSURANCE AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS
Stark County Bar Association
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
National Business Institute
Ohio Special Education Law - Course Materials
National Business Institute
UNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT (IDEA)
National Business Institute
E-Commerce; The Tidal Wave of Change
Akron Bar Association, Examiner
Speaking Engagements
ETHICS FOR OHIO TITLE INSURANCE AGENTS AND ATTORNEYS, Real Estate Seminar, Canton, Ohio
Stark County Bar Association
https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ohio-Special-Education-Law/Course-Book/75791CDR?N=0&searchTerm=kotler
UNRAVELING THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT ACT (IDEIA), Ohio Special Education Law, Youngstown, Ohio
National Business Institute
https://www.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/Ohio-Special-Education-Law/Course-Book/75791CDR?N=0&searchTerm=kotler
Ethics and Technology - Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Net, Legal Technology Seminar, Independence, Ohio
National Business Institute
Safety Disclosures and State and Federal Record Keeping Laws, School Safety Law, Fairlawn, Ohio
National Business Institute
Establishing the Framework of Special Education Law 2013, Fairlawn, Ohio
National Business Institute
Certifications
Domestic Relations Mediator
Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College Training
Awards
Class of 2022 OSBF Fellow
Ohio State Bar Foundation
The Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellows are an elite group of attorneys who volunteer their time, talent, and treasure to advance the law and build a better justice system through community service efforts and philanthropic gifts to the Foundation.
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
Member
Current
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Stark County Bar Association
member
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Activities: Member of Family Law, Real Estate and Community Relations Committees. Co-chaired 2017 Real Estate Law Seminar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Education Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Utilities
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Hebrew: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. My house is contingent on me finding a house. We have made an offer on a house and they accepted.
A: Well it sounds like this might be the case, there's really no substitute by for investing in the time of an attorney to actually review the language of the agreement about what you're talking. It's the contract for sale of the home and your agreement with the realtor that's going to control. You need to look at the language in the agreement.
Q. I have parenting issue with ex spouse with mental illness. He was been non compliant . He wants to modify the agreement.
A: I don't see a specific question here. It sounds like you may wish to either file a motion to enforce your present agreement, or in the alternative terminate your agreement in favor of you having custody reserving visitation to the other parent. It sounds like you may wish to have a Guardian ad Litem appointed. The Guardian will conduct interviews of all of the medical professionals involved and make a recommendation. I also strongly suggest you invest in hiring an attorney who regularly practices in the county family court that issued your parenting plan.
Q. My 5th grader, has been suspended with recommendation for expulsion. How to we prepare for the expulsion hearing?
A: What you should truly do is seek out an attorney who has both some criminal defense experience, and education law experience. Your question doesn't state whether or not this student has a 504 plan or an IEP. If either of the is the case, then you need to make sure that the school is conducted a manifestation determination hearing. Expulsion would be a change of placement for a child under the Individuals of Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), and that cannot occur without a determination as to whether or not the underlying behavior was a manifestation of a child's disability.
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Website
Arnold, Gruber & Haren, Ltd.
Contact & Map
Arnold, Gruber, & Haren, Ltd.
Canton
4580 Stephen Circle, Suite 100
Canton, OH 44718
Telephone: (330) 497-2886
Cell: (330) 777-0065
Fax: (330) 777-0065
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 AM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: by appointment at other times.