Andrea Costa Laden

Senior Associate
West Chester
T 513.870.8205
F 513.870.0999
9277 Centre Pointe Drive
Suite 300
West Chester, Ohio 45069-4866

Andrea Costa Laden is a Senior Associate in Frost Brown Todd's Wealth Planning Practice Group and leads the Business Succession team, which is a cross-functional group of practitioners that share a focus on serving closely-held business owners and their families.  She helps high net worth families, business owners, and executives achieve their family, financial, and charitable goals.  She also serves as outside general counsel for closely-held businesses and nonprofit organizations. 

Andrea's litigation background allows her to help wealth planning clients navigate probate court and help business clients properly mitigate legal risk. In addition to administering estates, Andrea also helps clients modify or terminate irrevocable trust agreements that are no longer "tuned in" to the needs of the beneficiaries.  Andrea has also handled contested matters involving estates, trusts, and guardianships.

One quality that sets Andrea apart from many lawyers is her “head for numbers” – she understands that careful consideration of the bottom line is essential for business owners making any legal decision.  Andrea is passionate about empowering her clients to reach their goals and enjoys watching their families grow.  She is honored to be a small part of her clients’ success stories.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Inductee, Order of Barristers, 2012
  • Henry Clay Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2009
  • Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholarship, University of Florida, 2004

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Goering Center for Family and Private Business
  • Cincinnati Ballet Étoile Group
  • Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Cincinnati Gator Club

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Cincinnati Gator Club, Board Member
  • United Pet Fund, Board Member
  • Étoile, Cincinnati Ballet, Member
  • Honor Run Foundation, Volunteer
  • Bold and Brave Kids, Volunteer

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Presenter, “Ethical Considerations Associated with Family Businesses,” Stock Yards Bank CLE Day, October 25, 2018

Presenter, “Your Beautiful Mind - The Power of Game Theory in Negotiation,” Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women's Initiative Regional Summit, October 17, 2018

Presenter, “Business Succession Planning,” Association for Corporate Growth, April 18, 2018

Presenter, "Charitable Planning," Stock Yards Bank CLE Day, November 16, 2017

Presenter, “Preventing Business Disruption – Limiting Risk and Planning for Succession,” Cincinnati Business Courier Seminar, July 7, 2017

Presenter, Entrepreneurs Organization Presentation: Fraud Prevention for Entrepreneurial Business, Jan. 30, 2015

Playstation in Hotz Water: Requiring Notice for Civil Discovery Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to Prevent John Doe Subpoenas from Boiling Over into First Amendment Violations, 39 N. Ky. L. Rev. 221 (2012)

Legal Ethics in Hollywood - Using the Inn of Court Pupillage Model to Teach Young Attorneys by Example, American Inns of Court - The Bencher

Other Contact Info

Alternate Offices

Cincinnati Office
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
T: 513.651.6800
F: 513.651.6981
Florence Office
7310 Turfway Road
Suite 210
Florence, Kentucky 41042-1374
T: 859.817.5900
F: 859.283.5902


Lois A. Herzog / Nicole Reusing-Smith
T 513.870.8207 / 513.651.6752