As an associate with Layman Law Group, Ms. Reed designs unique estate plans to meet tax and non-tax objectives for a wide variety of clients. She has significant experience in estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, corporate law, business succession planning, and residential and commercial real estate matters. Ms. Reed is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Florida.
Ms. Reed earned her B.A. in History (cum laude) from Malone University and her Juris Doctorate from The University of Akron School of Law. During law school, Ms. Reed served as an Assistant Editor and a Production Editor of the Akron Law Review. She received CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Professional Responsibility and Drafting for Estates. She served as a volunteer with Wills for Heroes and was a member of the Akron Law Federalist Society.
Ms. Reed is a member of the Stark County Bar Association, Akron Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and The Florida Bar. Currently, Ms. Reed is serving as the President of the Board of Community Outreach of Love (C.O.O.L.). She is a graduate of the Leadership Stark County Signature Program (27th Class) and the Leadership Stark County Spotlight Program.
Ms. Reed is a past member of yStark!, Stark Community Foundation Trust, Estate Planning Committee, and Leadership Stark County Justice Day Committee. Ms. Reed formerly served as President of the Board of
Orrville Community Chorus, Inc. She is a past board member of the Malone University Alumni Career Services Advisory Council and the Malone University Young Alumni Council. Ms. Reed is also a past member of the Rotary Club of Jackson Township, where she served as Club Liaison to the Jackson High School Interact Club.
Prior to joining Layman Law Group, Ms. Reed served as Corporate Counsel for a local corporation and was previously an associate member of a mid-sized regional law firm in its Trusts & Estates and Business practice groups.
Krista is the friendly voice on the other end of the phone, following up with clients who work with or have expressed interest in the firm’s services. Krista greets and welcomes our clients and handles the scheduling for our team members. She also assists in signing ceremonies by notarizing and finalizing documents.
Krista genuinely enjoys the opportunity to welcome and connect with clients. Colleagues and clients appreciate Krista’s cheerful demeanor and willingness to take extra steps to ensure every client has a positive experience with our office.
Katrina works almost exclusively with our LifePlan Membership clients to confirm and transfer their real estate and business interests to their trusts or make the proper designations to avoid probate. Katrina works closely with our attorney to review and prepare documents to transfer interests in Ohio and Florida real estate, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She also assists in maintaining company records books and preparing minutes and resolutions of owners and directors.