About My Life as a Writer

Paul Hood presently is Director of Planned Giving at The University of Toledo Foundation, as well as a speaker and commentator on estate planning, planned giving and business valuation issues.  A former estate planning and tax attorney in Louisiana, Paul received his undergraduate and law degrees from LSU and his LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He is a frequent speaker and his articles have appeared in a number of publications.  He developed and taught a course on estate planning for the online masters in taxation program for Northeastern University from 2011-2012.  From 1996-2004, Paul served on the Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, a three member board that has jurisdiction over all Louisiana state tax matters.  Paul and Tim Lee wrote a book on business valuation that John Wiley & Sons published in the spring of 2011, and he and Emily Bouchard wrote a book on estate planning for blended families that was published by Self-Counsel Press in the spring of 2012. Paul authored Buy-Sell Agreements (Self-Counsel Press 2013), and he, together with Stephan R. Leimberg, are the co-authors of the upcoming Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning for the Modern Family, which the National Underwriter published in 2013. In 2914, Paul co-authored the third edition of The Tools & Techniques of Charitable Planning, which The National Underwriter published in late 2014. Paul resides in Toledo, Ohio.  He can be reached at 504.452.7574 or at or


See a list of upcoming webinars and speeches.


[Upcoming] NBI Seminar on Family BUsiness Succession Planning (with others). NBI, Perrysburg OH; December 11, 2014


[Upcoming] Webinar entitled Estate Planning for Income Tax Reduction (with Edwin P. Morrow III); Strafford; November 18, 2014


Estate Planning in 2014 and Beyond and How it Impacts Planned Giving, Toledo Bar Association; Emmanuel Christian; May 14, 2014


Webinar entitled Omissions & Commissions: Errors, Challenges and Solutions in Business Appraisal Reports (with Timothy R. Lee, ASA); BV Resources; March 12, 2014


Webinar entitled Step Up Your Game: Effective Business Appraisal Reporting (with Timothy R. Lee, ASA); BV Resources; February 7, 2014 


Webinar entitled Estate Planning for Income Tax Reduction (with Stephen Breitstone and Edwin P. Morrow III); Strafford; February 11, 2014


Demystifying the Dreaded PreNup – How a PreNup can Strengthen a Relationship (with Emily Bouchard); Rendezvous III, Denver CO; August 1-3, 2013


BV Reports: Getting it Write!; Massachusetts Chapter of NACVA, Boston, May 23, 2013


Introduction to Estate Planning for Blended Families (with Emily Bouchard); The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.; May 8, 2012.


Lifetime Estate Planning for the Blended Family Couple (with Emily Bouchard); The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.; May 15, 2012.


Testamentary Estate Planning for Blended Families (with Emily Bouchard); The Ultimate Estate Planner, Inc.; May 22, 2012.


Omissions & Commissions: Errors, Challenges & Solutions in Business Appraisal Reports (with Timothy R. Lee, ASA); BV Resources webinar; August 9, 2012.


Estate Planning for the Blended Family; Denver Estate Planning Council; September 20, 2012; Denver Athletic Club. 


Estate Planning for the Blended Family; Sacramento Estate Planning Council; October 24, 2012; Sutter Club.


Business Valuation 2012: the State of Things; 17th Annual CalCPA East Bay Chapter Estate Planning Symposium; November 6, 2012; Round Hill Country Club; Alamo, CA.


Estate Planning for the Blended Family; Estate Planning Council of Stanilaus County; November 8, 2012.


A Tour of Estate Planning Tools and Techniques and Selected Recent Developments in Estate Planning; November 8, 2012; CalCPA; Modesto, CA.




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