150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

P 513-629-9490

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • US Tax Court

Thomas C. Rink

Senior Attorney

Tom Rink’s practice specializes in tax law, estate planning, real estate and business law.  He was elected by his peers for inclusion in the publication “Best Lawyer’s in America” and was recently named an “Ohio Super Lawyer.”

Tom initially practiced as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps and during this time he obtained an additional degree in tax law at night.  Since coming to Cincinnati in 1974, Tom has engaged in all areas of tax and business law.  He has been active in representing high net worth executives, families and business owners in income and estate tax planning.

Tom has represented clients in the formation, operation and sale of their businesses, and he has counseled family members and co-owners on the loss of a business leader. Tom has developed and utilized innovative strategies for the reduction of the estate tax burden on the death of a business owner and enabled the family to preserve cash flow and continue the family enterprise.  He has been involved in estates ranging from one to one hundred million dollars.


  • University of Notre Dame (J.D.)
  • George Washington University (L.L.M. in Taxation)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A.)

Significant Representations

  • Numerous tax controversies with the IRS and State of Ohio have been successfully settled.
  • Issues involving valuations of partnerships and closely held businesses have been successfully negotiated with the IRS.
  • Mergers and acquisitions have been successfully negotiated and completed.
  • Sales of businesses to co-owners or family members have been successfully closed.
  • Numerous families have been able to sleep better knowing of the plans that have been put in place for them.

Community Involvement

  • Strauss Troy’s Chairman of Tax Department
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
  • Village of Indian Hill Mayor, two terms
  • Village of Indian Hill City Counsel, 10 years
  • Southwest Ohio Tax Institute past chairman
  • Cincinnati Bar Association Tax Section past chairman
  • Cincinnati Nature Center past Chairman
  • Camargo Club member
  • Indian Hill Shooting Club Chairman of Advisory Board
  • United States Marine Corps Captain
  • Cincinnati Athletic Club past President
  • Leadership Cincinnati Class XVIII

Honors & Recognition

Tom Rink, Best Lawyers 2020




  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • Best Lawyers in America® 2001- 2019
  • Ohio Super Lawyers

Practice Areas

  • Trusts | Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Law
  • Probate
  • Family Businesses
  • Business Law
  • Succession Planning
  • Tax Controversies
  • New Business Planning and Formation
  • Partnerships and Other Business Entities