Dominic focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, and public and private equity and debt securities offerings. He represents entrepreneurs, emerging-growth, and seasoned companies (public and private), investors, venture capital, and private equity funds, and real estate sponsors in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. Dominic is chair of Taft’s Mergers and Acquisitions group.

Dominic counsels buyers and sellers on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and capital raises, including due diligence, letters of intent, deal structures, pricing alternatives, negotiations, documentation, and closings. He represents public companies in public offerings and the SEC registration process, tender and exchange offers, reporting requirements, proxy disclosure issues, and anti-takeover strategies. He advises investment-banking firms on underwriting, FINRA matters, fairness opinions, and related compliance matters. Dominic also counsels companies, investors, and real estate sponsors in a wide variety of private financings, including private placements, angel funding, venture capital, private equity, joint ventures, historic tax credits, and preservation easement financings, fund formation, and traditional bank lending.


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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1990)
  • Xavier University (1986)


  • State - Ohio

Speeches and Publications


Presenter, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Lecture, “Real Estate Private Equity Joint Ventures – Key Terms,” Sept. 24, 2020. (Recording here).

Panelist, “Preparing for What’s Next – Succession Strategies,” The Entrepreneurship Institute’s 21st Annual President’s Forum of Cleveland, on May 16, 2019.

Judge and Presenter, Smart 50 Awards, Cleveland Smart Business Magazine, 2018-2021.


Co-author, “SBA Part Forty-Five: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Opens April 8, 2021,” Taft Law Bulletin, April 5, 2021.

Co-author, “SBA Part Thirty-Two: Wait! Don’t Apply for Forgiveness of Your PPP Loan Yet – You May Want to Take Advantage of New Changes to the Program First,” Taft Law Bulletin, Jan. 7, 2021.

Co-author, “SBA Part Thirty-One: PPP 1.0 Gets a Facelift, PPP 2.0 Is Introduced, and Other Benefits to Note in the Stimulus Act,” Taft Law Bulletin, Dec. 29, 2020.

Author, “Be mindful of benefits and risks when considering a rollover,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, Jan. 20, 2020.

Author, “Why I Loathe Materiality Scrapes (Unless I’m Representing the Buyer),” Crain’s Cleveland Business, Jan. 15, 2019.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Entrepreneurship Institute


  • Xavier University

    President’s Advisory Council

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Gilmour Academy

    Volunteer Instructor

  • Highland Heights, Ohio Youth Sports

    Coach, Baseball and Basketball

  • St. Francis of Assisi, Gates Mills, Ohio

    Member, Finance Council

  • 1964 Rugby Foundation