Jeffrey L Gehring

Jeffrey L. Gehring

Member and Estate Planning & Administration Practice Group Co-Chair
Jeff practices in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning, including preparing wills, trusts, disability documents and marital agreements; estate and trust administration, including fiduciary representation and tax reporting; and asset protection and closely-held business planning, including family limited partnerships and limited liability companies.

Education & Credentials


Asbury University

B.A., 1997

University of Kentucky College of Law

J.D., 2000
  • magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky


  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates (2020)
  • "Top Ranked" Chambers 2017-2019 - High Net Worth (HNW) Guide
  • Leadership Central Kentucky, Class of 2009-2010
  • 2008 Rising Star, Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • Bluegrass Estate Planning Council, 2001-Present; President, 2006-2007

Professional Involvement

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Fayette County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Director, Lexington Christian Academy
  • Chairman, Asbury University Bequest and Planned Giving Committee
  • Past member, Lexington Philharmonic Board of Directors
  • Past member, International Book Project, Inc. Board of Directors


  • “Final Regulations Confirm No Claw Back on Gifting,” Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, December 3, 2019
  • “Estate Planning Basics,” Dean Dorton Tax Seminar, May 22, 2019
  • “GST Non-Exempt Trusts,” Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, March 11, 2019
  • “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, 2018 Estate and Tax Seminar, October 23 and 25, 2018 
  • “The Art (and Science) of Charitable Giving,” Institute 193, July 12, 2018
  • “Planning Your Legacy,” University of Pikeville, May 1, 2018
  • “Trusts:  From Good to Great”, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, 2017 Estate and Tax Seminar, November 2 and 16, 2017  
  • "Update on 2704 Proposed Regulations and Impact on 2016 Gift Tax Reporting," Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, March 13, 2017
  • “Peace of Mind Planning,” Asbury University, October 25, 2016
  • "Interest Rate-Sensitive Tax Planning Techniques," Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, September 26, 2016
  • "New Estate Basis Reporting Requirements," Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, March 7, 2016
  • "Buy-Sell Agreements," Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, August 24, 2015
  • "Kentucky Law Update," 2015 Annual Bench & Bar, June 23, 2015
  • "Using Trusts with Retirement Accounts," Dickinson Wright Tax Tips, May 4, 2015
  • “KBA 2011 Kentucky Probate and Trust Law Update” September 2011
  • “2011 Estate Planning: Are You Ready?” September 2011
  • “Estate and Asset Protection Planning: Best Practices for the Medical Professional,” March 2011
  • “Keys to Effective Business Succession and Exit Planning,” Society of Financial Service Professionals, March 2011
  • “Tax Planning in the Midst of Change,” January 2011
  • "Wealth Management and Estate Planning," University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute, September 2007
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