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  Strauss Troy Attorney Bill Strauss   

Some senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled Ohioans may reduce their property tax burden by exempting some of the market value of their home from taxation as a result of Ohio Homestead Exemption changes, but only if you qualify and meet the June 2, 2014 deadline. The exemption allows qualifying homeowners to exempt 25 percent of the market value of their home from all local property taxes. For example, a home with a market value of $100,000 would be taxed as if it were worth $75,000.


Since the law has recently changed, click here to read what you need to know.


Applications for the Homestead Exemption should be sent to the county auditor and must be received by 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, June 2, 2014.  


Please contact Strauss Troy with any questions or concerns at 513-621-2120 or


Bill Strauss is co-chairman of Strauss Troy and represents individuals, trusts, families and closely-held companies in real estate and general business matters.

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Strauss Troy tax attorney, Joy Hall (l), appeared on Fox 19 Morning News with Rob Williams (r) to discuss tax tips.
Strauss Troy Tax Attorney Joy Hall, appeared on Fox 19 Morning News with Rob Williams on April 14 to offer tax tips, especially for those who owe money on their tax returns but cannot pay the full amount right now. She also provided tips on what to do if your tax return was not accepted due to an error or if your ex-husband or wife filed your child as a dependent and how to handle payment if you filed for an extension. Click
here to watch Joy on Fox19.  
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  Strauss Troy Attorney Claudia Allen   

If you thought a Roth IRA was out of the picture for you, think again. Roth contributions are made "after-tax." Therefore, you count this contribution as income on your taxes and pay the tax on it in the year it is earned. For high earners, the fact that the tax deduction that accompanies a 401(k) contribution is gone is sometimes the end of the story. But it shouldn't be:

  • While all the earnings on both types of accounts compound without tax, earnings in the traditional 401(k) account are fully taxable on distribution.
  • Roth earnings are not taxed at all ever (if held in a Roth IRA that is at least 5 years old).
  • Roth is also not subject to the minimum distribution rules at age 70 �.

Click here to learn the full story.  


Claudia Allen focuses her practice at Strauss Troy in the areas of employee benefits, qualified retirement plans and employment law.  

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  Strauss Troy Presenting Sponsor Of 2014 Business Courier
Fast 55 Awards For
Third Consecutive Year 
For the third consecutive year, Strauss Troy is the presenting sponsor for the Business Courier Fast 55 awards luncheon, which honors the region's 55 fastest growing companies. The Business Courier has named the 2014 finalists, ranking Greater Cincinnati's emerging businesses into five revenue categories. Category winners will be named during the awards luncheon, which will be held on June 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. To view this year's Fast 55 finalists and to learn more, click here.    


The Strauss Troy Market, downtown Cincinnati's open-air market located on Fountain Square, started April 29. The market happens every Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. through October 28, and it features homemade crafts, snacks and lunch options from local vendors. Come on out to enjoy the nice weather and some delicious local treats!


Strauss Troy Market


When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

       April 29 - Oct. 28, 2014


Where: Fountain Square

        Fifth and Vine Streets

        Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


To check out local vendors and more information, click here.




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Strauss Troy Attorney Erinn McKee Hannigan (r) with WLWT Anchor Lisa Cooney (l).


On April 8, Strauss Troy family law attorney and trained mediator, Erinn McKee Hannigan, answered viewer questions about divorce and custody matters live via a web chat on WLWT. Viewers submitted questions online, and Erinn answered them in real-time on-air and through the web chat.To read the archived Q&A and learn more, click here.



Strauss Troy will sponsor NKY Leadercast, an all-day broadcast featuring world-renowned speakers such as Laura Bush, former First Lady, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of
The Tipping Point.


This unique opportunity to hear extraordinary leaders will take place on Friday, May 9 at the Northern Kentucky University METS Center. The speakers will be broadcast live from Atlanta, and participants will be watching along with more than 10,000 leaders from across the globe.  


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.



On April 22, Strauss Troy sponsored CincyBrand 2014, Cincinnati's first branding and intellectual property conference hosted by the Cincinnati Intellectual Property Association  (CincyIP). The all-day event featured speakers from Maker's Mark, Marvel, Procter & Gamble, Express, Interbrand and The Brandery. Attorneys, marketers and entrepreneurs from around the region attended to hear presentations on branding for start-ups, iconic branding, licensing, non-traditional marks, counterfeiting and digital media. To learn more about the event, click here.


Strauss Troy mourns the loss of long time legal secretary, Sharon Wilson.
Sharon Wilson, assistant to Tim Theissen for 24 years, passed away in April after a long fought battle with cancer. Sharon was a valuable member of the Strauss Troy family. She possessed great strength, wisdom, perseverance and strong faith. Even during her illness, she brought an unfailing sense of positivity to the office and worked through her pain with an incredible amount of grace. Sharon was respected for the patience she had with clients through tough times, especially those going through divorce. She was a friend to all at the office, and she will be greatly missed.
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Serving the Greater Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky community, Strauss Troy has stood apart from the competition since 1953 by providing the highest-quality legal services in the most personalized, prompt and economical manner possible. As a full-service law firm Strauss Troy has diverse expertise and a history of proven success. No matter what issue you face, the firm has the right professionals, working together as a team, to get you the answers you need.


Strauss Troy is recognized as a leading law firm in the Greater Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky region and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Ranked Law Firm in Fortune Magazine. The firm is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firm," and many of its attorneys are honored as peer-rated Martindale-Hubbell AV� Preeminent Attorneys, Best Lawyers� in America, Super Lawyers� and Rising Stars. The firm is also listed as a top law firm by the Cincinnati Business Courier and LEAD Magazine.  


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