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Mario J. Fazio


Chair, Tax


  • Specializes in corporate, partnership and real estate taxation
  • Represents a wide variety of corporate clients, including start-up and existing family businesses, partnership formations, sales and purchases of businesses, mergers, business succession planning and financing matters
  • Resolves IRS examinations, appeals and litigation
  • Counsels clients in estate planning, wills, trusts, and healthcare directives


  • Ohio Super Lawyers , 2008 – 2024
  • Former IRS Chief Counsel Attorney
  • Practiced as a tax attorney at two well-known Cleveland firms and as an in-house tax attorney for a Fortune 500 company
  • Frequent speaker on variety of business and tax topics

Memberships & Associations

  • Tax Section of the American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan and Ohio State Bar Associations
  • Affiliate member, Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Geauga Growth Partnership, Leadership Lake County, Class 2017


  • Ohio State University, B.A., 1986
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Case Western Reserve University LL.M. (advanced degree in Taxation), 1998


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