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The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including:Business and Finance, Business Restructuring, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences,Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Private Client, Real Estate, and Tax law.
Since 1885, Taft has maintained a constant focus: to provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards. To learn more, visitwww.taftlaw.com.
James represents businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs on a range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, securities offerings, and strategic partnering transactions. He also serves as outside counsel for numerous growth companies and represents private equity and venture capital firms in fund formation and portfolio company investments.
Jeremy advises clients on matters relating to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, state and local tax law, and estate and succession planning. Representative clients include businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Jeremy also chairs Taft’s State and Local Tax practice. He is ranked in Band 1 for Tax Law by Chambers USA and is recognized byBest Lawyers in America for M&A. Jeremy is also active in many community and professional organizations and currently serves as president of theCincinnati chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Rob is a trusted advisor to growth-minded companies, venture capital funds, family offices, government entities, research institutions, and sports franchises. He partners with his clients to develop and implement the appropriate strategies to achieve their organizational goals; whether it be growth, efficiency, or risk mitigation. In doing so, he leads mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, securities offerings, and other strategic initiatives. In addition, Rob assists his clients with fund formation, IP commercialization and tech transfer, and on developing programs to manage recurrent litigation. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for M&A,Securities/Capital Markets, and Venture Capital, by Leading Lawyers for Emerging Companies/VentureCapital, and is listed in Ohio Super Lawyers. Rob is the president-elect of the Cincinnati Chapter of theAssociation for Corporate Growth (ACG).
George focuses his practice primarily on corporate matters, advising entities ranging from start-ups to the largest clients on various matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, venture capital, and other corporate and financing activities. George is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital law and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2018 and 2021 for Venture Capital Law, 2017 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and in 2015 for Cincinnati Venture Capital Law.
Tracey is a transactional attorney who regularly advises companies on corporate mergers and acquisitions and financing deals. Her practice encompasses a wide variety of corporate transactional work, including helping structure multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and asset-based lending arrangements. Tracey has also assisted clients with equity restructuring, senior and mezzanine debt financing, and management buyouts. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Banking and FinanceLaw and Leading Lawyers for Corporate Finance.
Jeff practices primarily in the areas of banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and corporate law. He has broad-based experience in advising businesses on corporate, contractual, capital formation, business planning, and regulatory matters. Jeff also has extensive transactional experience, having represented privately held and publicly traded corporations in connection with mergers, purchases and sales of businesses, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings, as well as having represented both lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex financings and workouts. He is recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers inAmerica, and Leading Lawyers.
Peter's practice focuses on representing public and private companies in general corporate matters ,including private equity and venture capital transactions as well as lenders and borrowers in financing transactions. He has significant experience with various corporate matters and has worked with numerous public and private companies in connection with a variety of complex mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, corporate governance matters and numerous other transactional matters. He also serves as outside general counsel to several established and early-stage companies. Peter is recognized by Leading Lawyers for Corporate Law.
David handles complex corporate transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic commercial relationships. He has particular experience in the payments industry, handling acquisitions of payments-related businesses and assisting clients with payment processing agreements and other technology-related services agreements in the Fintech industry.