William I. Barkan

  • Partner


Maumee, OH





Bill Barkan attended the University of Toledo and graduated from the University of Michigan receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1951. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1955 where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi.  He was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1955.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant--inactive.  Prior to his commencing to practice law in 1965 with Barkan & Robon’s predecessor firm, he practiced public accounting in the Toledo area with a large independent accounting firm.

He is a member of the Toledo and Ohio State Bar Associations, in addition to being a member of the Section on Taxation of the American Bar Association.  He also belongs to the Toledo Estate Planning Council.  He has in the past and continues to be actively involved in community affairs, including, among others, a community foundation, a residential facility for mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled persons and an adolescent substance abuse agency.

Mr. Barkan focuses his practice in the areas of tax law, corporate law, estate planning and employee benefits law.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Employee Benefits Law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1955


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1955
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan
    • Bachelor of Business Administration - 1951

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Toledo Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Section on Taxation of the American Bar Association, Member
  • Toledo Estate Planning Council, Member


  • Phi Kappa Phi