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Andrea Costa Laden leads the Business Succession team, which is a cross-functional group of practitioners that share a focus on serving closely-held business owners and their families.  She helps high net worth families, business owners, and executives achieve their family, financial, and charitable goals.  She also serves as outside general counsel for closely-held businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Andrea’s litigation background allows her to help wealth planning clients navigate probate court and help business clients properly mitigate legal risk. In addition to administering estates, Andrea also helps clients modify or terminate irrevocable trust agreements that are no longer “tuned in” to the needs of the beneficiaries.  Andrea has also handled contested matters involving estates, trusts, and guardianships.

One quality that sets Andrea apart from many lawyers is her “head for numbers” – she understands that careful consideration of the bottom line is essential for business owners making any legal decision.  Andrea is passionate about empowering her clients to reach their goals and enjoys watching their families grow.  She is honored to be a small part of her clients’ success stories.

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Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2012, Chase Fellow

Graduate School

Northern Kentucky University, Haile/US Bank College of Business, MBA, 2012

Undergraduate School

University of Florida, B.A., Economics; Minors in English and African Studies, 2008



Andrea served as a clerk for the courts and judges below:

GE Aviation, Litigation Department

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Judge Herman J. Weber


Bar Membership

Andrea is licensed to practice in the following states:

Ohio, 2013

Kentucky, 2012



Andrea is admitted to practice before the following courts:

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Local & National Recognition

Inductee, Order of Barristers, 2012

Henry Clay Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2009

Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship, University of Florida, 2004


Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Cincinnati Estate Planning Council

Association for Corporate Growth

Goering Center for Family and Private Business

Cincinnati Ballet Étoile Group

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Cincinnati Bar Association

Northern Kentucky Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

University of Florida Alumni Association

Cincinnati Gator Club

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Cincinnati Gator Club, Board Member

United Pet Fund, Board Member

Étoile, Cincinnati Ballet, Member

Honor Run Foundation, Volunteer

Bold and Brave Kids, Volunteer


Andrea was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, “Ethical Considerations Associated with Family Businesses,” Stock Yards Bank CLE Day, October 25, 2018

Presenter, “Your Beautiful Mind – The Power of Game Theory in Negotiation,” Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative Regional Summit, October 17, 2018

Presenter, “Business Succession Planning,” Association for Corporate Growth, April 18, 2018

Presenter, “Charitable Planning,” Stock Yards Bank CLE Day, November 16, 2017

Presenter, “Preventing Business Disruption – Limiting Risk and Planning for Succession,” Cincinnati Business Courier Seminar, July 7, 2017

Presenter, Entrepreneurs Organization Presentation: Fraud Prevention for Entrepreneurial Business, Jan. 30, 2015

Major Publications

Andrea is an author of the following publications:

Playstation in Hotz Water: Requiring Notice for Civil Discovery Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to Prevent John Doe Subpoenas from Boiling Over into First Amendment Violations, 39 N. Ky. L. Rev. 221 (2012)

Legal Ethics in Hollywood – Using the Inn of Court Pupillage Model to Teach Young Attorneys by Example, American Inns of Court – The Bencher