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J.D., New York University School of Law, 1983

B.S., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Georgetown University, 1976-1978

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  • State of Ohio, 1983
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I am proud of my ability to maintain close, long-term relationships with my clients and to educate and advise them about the personal, as well as tax, aspects of their estate plans. I strive to assist clients and their family members through the planning and probate administration process with compassion.

Barbara has been the chair of Reminger's Estate Planning Group for more than fifteen years and has been counseling clients on estate planning and probate and trust administration issue for almost thirty years. Her practice is focused on:

  • Estate and Gift Planning
  • Estate Tax Law and Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Asset Protection Planning

Barbara counsels clients on both simple and complex estate, charitable and retirement planning matters, and has experience dealing with the Internal Revenue Service to resolve estate and gift tax issues. She helps clients analyze, develop and implement appropriate comprehensive estate plans, from basic planning to the use of sophisticated and cutting edge techniques for high net worth clients. 

Barbara frequently speaks on estate planning matters to groups of individuals and professional advisors. She also performs community service in a leadership role with a multitude of organizations.

Honors & Recognitions

2014 Recipient of YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence

Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates, since 2009

Barbara Janovitz Best Lawyers
Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review


2007 Recipient of the Cleveland Clinic Speaking Of Women's Health Award for Leadership and Community Service

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section

Ohio State Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section

Ohio Women's Bar Association

American Bar Association, Trust and Estate Section

The Estate Planning Council of Greater Cleveland

The Cleveland Estate Planning Women's Group

The Wharton Club of Cleveland

Community Service:

Member, Beachwood City Council

Board of Directors, The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Board of Trustees & Development Chair, Rose Centers for Aging Well

Board Member of The Montefiore Foundation
-Former Treasurer and Professional Advisory Chair

Board of Trustees, The Center for Community Solutions
-Served as board representative for Eisenman Award Committee
-Co-chaired United Way/Center for Community Solutions Centennial, voted one of the top 10 best benefits in Cleveland in 2013 

Member, Case Western Reserve University Estate Planning Advisory Council

Professional Advisory Committee Member, Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Member, University Hospital Health Systems, Diamond Advisory Group

Former Member, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute National Leadership Board

Former Member, Cleveland State University's School of Social Work Visiting Committee

Former Advisory Committee Member, Guidestone

Former Professional Advisory Committee Member, Cleveland Speech and Hearing Center

Former Member of the Board of Trustees, The DifferentNeedz Foundation

Former Co-Host, The Senior Connection, WERE radio

Former Member of the Board of Trustees of the Beachwood Arts Council

Co-Chair for the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center's Key for the Cure, 2008

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