The University Hospitals Diamond Advisory Group was created to inform legal, financial, and other wealth advisory professionals about philanthropic opportunities within the University Hospitals health system. Appointed Chair of the Diamond Advisory Group, Ulmer’s James A. Goldsmith now leads a group of more than 170 legal, financial, real estate, and insurance professionals in the Northeast Ohio community who serve as University Hospitals ambassadors and advance the hospital’s mission. Along with his colleagues, Mr. Goldsmith works in partnership with University Hospitals planned giving professionals to help clients and donors meet key philanthropic and financial goals.
Mr. Goldsmith’s practice focuses on all aspects of trust and estate planning, as well as administration and succession planning. He counsels clients in matters involving disputes among beneficiaries and fiduciaries, and defends claims filed in state courts against both corporate and individual fiduciaries. His expertise includes taxation, employee benefits, and corporate law. Mr. Goldsmith is named to the Ohio Super Lawyers List and The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel and was recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s “100 Most Connected” by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 2015. Mr. Goldsmith earned his B.S.B.A. from the University of Denver and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.