Taft is pleased to announce that Kevin D. Barnes has been named Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland office, effective January 1, 2013. He succeeds Stephen M. O’Bryan, who will remain with the firm as partner following sixteen years in the leadership role.
Barnes joined Taft in September 2008 with the merger of his prior firm, Kahn Kleinman, with Taft. Barnes is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. His practice focuses on international business, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his legal practice, he currently serves as the president of Hiram House Camp, a 115-year-old non-profit in Chagrin Falls that enriches the lives of children and families through outdoor activities. Barnes has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over ten years and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer numerous times.
Taft's Cleveland office is home to more than 50 attorneys who serve clients locally, nationally and internationally. Clients hail from diverse industries and a range of sizes and growth stages - from emerging enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. The attorneys practice in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Private Client Services, Real Estate and Tax.
In addition to the Cleveland office, Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. Delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates Taft’s 330 attorneys every day.