Biography of Bonasera

Michael D. Bonasera
Trusts & Estates

Practice Area And Professional Expertise

  • Mr. Bonasera focuses on estate and trust administration and family wealth and succession planning with an emphasis on fiduciary disputes and trust and estate beneficiary rights.
  • Before joining Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Mr. Bonasera was founder and sole member of The Bonasera Law Firm, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. He was necessarily involved in all aspects of this firm’s success from billing to client intake.
  • He is the founder of TekHammer, LLC, a technology production company that produces innovative software applications designed for the efficient delivery of information over high speed consumer and commercial networks.

Editor: The Ohio Trust & Estate Blog (
Co-Author: “Perfecting Personal Injury Claims Against Estates” (Ohio Trial) Winter 2005
“Close Corporations Squeeze-Outs in LLCs and S-Type Corporations”
“Special Needs Trusts – A Draftsmen’s Update for 2004”
“ ‘ What’s in a Name?’ – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ Uniform            Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the Anticybersquating Consumer            Protection Act”
“Ohio House Bill 12 – Recommended Workplace Policies For Concealed Carry in Ohio
“Perfecting Personal Injury Claims Against Decedent’s Estates”

“Sale of and Withdrawal From A Law Practice”

Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio (J.D., 2002)
– Finalist – 1st year Moot Court Competition
– Capital University’s National Mock Trial Team (2002)
– Vice President: Student Bar Association (2001)
– Co-Chair, Capital University Law School Honor Code Committee (2001)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (B.S., 1998)

Courts & Bar Associations
Ohio Bar (2003)
Member: American Bar Association (2003 Delegate)
Member: Ohio State Bar Association (Technology Law Committee, Secretary, 2004- 2005)
Member: Columbus Bar Association (Probate Law Committee, Secretary, 2006-2007; Estate            & Gift Tax Committee)

Professional & Civic Affiliations
Franklin County Probate Court Alum
Franklin County Trial Lawyer’s Association
Member, Society of Financial Services Professionals – Membership Committee, Professional      Development Committee
Board Member: The Columbus Movement Movement
Board Member: Athena Powerlink Columbus
Leadership Columbus, Class of 2008