Nicole K. Coumou

  • Areas of Practice

    • Trusts & Estates

As a Greater Cleveland/Akron area tax, trusts and estates attorney, I focus my practice on developing and implementing tax-efficient estate plans that are consistent with an individual’s estate, business, and charitable needs.


I work with clients on wealth preservation, tax planning for families, trusts, and charitable giving. I am committed to designing an individualized estate plan that will meet each of my client’s goals.


  • Experience
      • Handles the drafting of sophisticated estate and business succession documents including charitable and organizational agreements, wills and trusts.
      • Assists with the administration of trusts, estates, and probate matters.
      • Prior to joining Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC, Nicole was a tax consultant with the business tax and private wealth departments of Deloitte Tax, LLP where she focused on gift, estate and business tax planning for high net worth individuals and multigenerational families. Her experience also includes practicing as a resident attorney with the trusts and estates group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Education & Admissions
      • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (LL.M. in Taxation, 2014)
        • Certificate in Estate Planning
        • Journal: The Tax Lawyer, Note Mentor
      • Nova Southeastern University Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
        • Journal: Nova Law Review, Staff Editor
      •  Suffolk University, Boston, MA (B.S.B.A., Accounting, cum laude, 2010
    • Admissions
      • Ohio State Bar, Member
      • State Bar of Florida, Member
      • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • Awards & Honors
      • Recipient: Dean’s List, numerous awards for law school and undergraduate programs
      • Recipient: Pro Bono Honor Program, Silver Level
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
      • Member: Tax Section of the Florida Bar
      • Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
      • Member: Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar
      • Member:  Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
      • Member:  Probate Section of the Akron Bar Association
      • Member:  Ohio State Bar Association