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Dennis C. Jackson has an in-depth background representing thousands of clients with complex estate planning needs. Consistently, he makes
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About Dennis C. Jackson
DennisDennis C. Jackson grew up in Parma and always knew he wanted to be an attorney. He graduated from Valley Forge High School, Bowling Green State University and in 1981, he graduated from law school at the University of Toledo.

Jackson’s father was a machinist at the Ford Motor Company where Dennis also worked during college. He says his employment at Ford was a great learning experience, education that he could not receive from his formal studies.

Essentially, Jackson is achieving his childhood dream. After working with Hyatt Legal Services for eight years, Jackson now heads his own law firm that limits its practice to estate planning and probate avoidance.

He lives in North Royalton with his wife and two children.

Dennis is a Registered Representative of Securities America, Inc.

David J Metzger - Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securities America, Inc.
David MetzgerDavid Metzger has 16 years experience as a financial professional with the Firm.  David is responsible for helping our clients position their assets to avoid probate. David also helps clients match investment to their unique situations with an estate planning perspective.  David has a Series 7 & 63 securities registrations. David grew up in Rocky River and attended Ohio University.  David lives in Westlake with his wife Elizabeth and their 3 children.

James D. Kennedy - Settlement Attorney*
James KennedyJim Kennedy is a 1985 graduate of John Carrol University with a degree in accounting. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, Jim worked at Ernst & Young after graduation from Cleveland - Marshall College of Law in 1990. Jim has helped hundreds of our clients in setting up their Revocable Living Trusts. Since 2005, Jim has assisted our clients in the sensitive area of settling Trusts, both when the first spouse passes and in transferring the assets to the family after both spouses have passed away. Jim also handles any probate matters related to estate settlement. Jim enjoys his relationships with the families he serves. Jim and his wife Cindy reside in Mayfield Village with their 2 children.

Peter F. Gyurgyik - Staff Attorney*
Peter GyurgyikPete has been with the firm since 2005. Pete is a 1995 graduate of Kent State University. Pete answers any questions our clients have and is the gateway to the firms additional services. A 2003 graduate of CSU’s John Marshall School of Law, Pete grew up in Chesterland and now resides in Broadview Heights.

Anthony Van Keuren - Registered Representative of Securities America, Inc.
Anthony Van KeurenAs a 1979 graduate of BGSU, Tony and Dennis have known each other for over 35 years. The first 25 years of Tony's professional life were spent in industry. As an accounting professional, Tony had many financial responsibilities within large corporations. Upon leaving industry, he reunited with college friend Dennis and since 2006, Tony has been an estate funding consultant for the firm. Holding a series 7 securities registration and being a licensed insurance representative, Tony assists our clients in properly position their assets. Tony and his wife Nora live in Chagrin Falls.

Estelle Burgess - Financial Support Assistant & Associate Person of Securities America, Inc.
Estelle BurgessEstelle joined the firm in 2016. Her responsibilities include support for financial aspect of client-firm relationship and all licensing and regulations for our broker/dealer, Securities America Inc. Estelle graduated with an Associate degree from a French University. She lives in Cleveland with her husband.

Rachel Tinney - Administrative Assistant*
Rachel TinneyRachel has been with the firm since 1997. Her duties include all aspects of Trust preparation, amendments and supporting documents. Rachel is an authority in deed preparation and real estate transfers. Rachel handles all document recordings and the related correspondence with numerous County Auditors and Recorders. Rachel and her husband John reside in Barberton with their daughter.

*Other Named individuals are not associated with Securities America, Inc.



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