Gregory R. Bean

Gregory BeanGregory R. Bean is of-counsel at Stark & Knoll in its Estate Planning & Probate Group. Greg's practice is focused on estate planning, probate and trust administration, and probate litigation.

"A good lawyer is one who is a good listener, an excellent communicator, and focused on achieving the desired results in a timely, efficient manner. I very much enjoy the private practice of law after working for a corporate fiduciary for several years. I understand the importance of being proactive and consultative as well as adding value. My clients become my friends. It is an honor to be of service." - Gregory R. Bean

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning & Estate Administration
  • Estates, Wealth Transfer and Succession Planning
  • Trusts and Trust Administration
  • Special Needs, Guardianships, Disability and Elder Planning
  • Probate & Probate Litigation


Greg’s 35 years in the trust banking industry have given him the necessary experience to handle some of the most comprehensive and involved estate planning and probate matters.

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for Northern District of Ohio State of Ohio

Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • University of Delaware The Stonier Graduate School of Banking, with honors
  • The University of Akron School of Law
  • The University of Akron Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Professional & Community Leadership

  • Akron Auto Club - Board Member, Past Chairman, Member of the Investment Committee, Properties Committee
  • Akron-Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau, (The John S. Knight Center) – Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Historic Glendale Cemetery - Board Member
  • Akron Zoological Park - Board Member, Past Chairman, Member of the Construction Committee, Compensation Committee
  • Bridgestone Firestone Golf Classic – Walking Scorer, Volunteer
  • Bluecoats Inc. of Summit County – Past President
  • Friends of Historic Glendale Cemetery - President of the Board
  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Chairman elect of the Board
  • Past President, Rotary Club of Akron, and Paul Harris Fellow
  • Past President, Tax and Estate Planning Council of Akron
  • Past President, Ohio Bankers Association-Trust Division
  • Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Akron General Foundation
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General Health System, Board Member



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