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Bruce J. May


Bruce J. May, 

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1985.

Areas of Practice:

Practiced law in the City of Barberton since 1985 with primary legal focus on trust and estate planning, elder law, probate, real estate and corporate law.


1973 graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School

1977 graduate of Allegheny College

1985 graduate of University of Akron School of Law


Ohio State Bar Association; Akron Bar Association.

Community Service:

Attorney May strongly supports local civic and charitable organizations.  Attorney May is a current member and past President of the South Summit Chamber of Commerce, a current member and past President of the Barberton Rotary Club, he is on the Board of Advisors for the Daughters of Divine Charity, and he has served on the Board of Directors for the Barberton Community Foundation.


Bruce J. May has been helping individuals, businesses and families with their legal issues for over 35 years.  Bruce’s practice area encompasses:  (1) Estate planning, including the establishment of Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives and other areas of non-probate planning; (2) Corporate law, including business formation, buy-sell agreements, contracts, liquidation, purchase and/or sale of businesses and assistance with shareholder and board meetings; (3) Real estate, including sales, easements, zoning issues, landlord/tenant law and any other real estate related legal concerns; (4) Elder law to help families maneuver through the Medicaid process and assist with asset protection in case of future or pending nursing home care; and (5) Probate and trust administration to help clients navigate through the traumatic experience of disbursing a loved one’s assets after death.  Bruce’s experience has helped hundreds of families settle probate or non-probate estates.  Since 1985 Bruce has served clients in Summit, Wayne, Medina, Stark and Portage Counties. Bruce is now with Kennedy & Collins Co., LPA in an “of counsel” capacity during the next several years while he begins to wind down his law practice and transition clients to Kennedy & Collins Co., LPA.

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