Beatrice Wolper

Adjunct Professor of Law
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JD, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law

Bea Wolper is President of the law firm of Emens & Wolper Law Firm, Columbus, Ohio, where her practice focuses on succession planning, estate planning, oil and gas law, contracts and the buying and selling of assets and businesses, with an emphasis on family-owned businesses.

Bea Wolper has served as the attorney member of the Ohio Oil and Gas Board of Review and is also involved in: Insight Bank, Capital Club and is a member of the Legal Advisory Boards of the Columbus Foundation and Central Ohio Planned Giving. She has served on the executive committees of the boards for Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, COSI, Womens’ Business Board, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Mt. Carmel College of Nursing, Greater Columbus News Bureau and Small Business Council.  Bea was a lead instructor for a previous Ohio State Bar Association, CLE courses “Family Business Succession” at three locations in Ohio and was a lead instructor for “Building, Operating and Passing on the Family Business” at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio.  She is a frequent writer and lecturer regarding estate planning, wealth transfer, oil and gas leasing, contract negotiations, family-owned business issues, and acquisitions and is co-author with her husband, Dick Emens, of a book specifically aimed at family businesses, “Family Business Basics: The Guide to Family Business Financial Success” (2nd Ed 2004).

Bea is a graduate of the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.