George D. Molinsky

Partner Cincinnati
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George advises clients on various matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity, venture capital, and other corporate and financing activities. George has been recognized every year since 2007 by Best Lawyers in America, which includes recognition for corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital law. Best Lawyers named him Cincinnati’s "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2017) and Venture Capital Law (2018 and 2021). George has been listed among Ohio Super Lawyers and has been recognized annually on the CincyBusiness magazine Leading Lawyer list since 2005. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and Founder of Main Street Ventures. He received the 2000 Downtown Community Service Award from the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Council and is a Leadership Cincinnati graduate (Class XXV).

George is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and a former “Big Four” certified public accountant in Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1994.


  • Honoree, Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, Venture Capital Law (2018, 2021), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2017), Cincinnati Venture Capital Law (2015)

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2007 - present)

  • Past Honoree, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 

  • Leading Lawyers Honoree, Cincy Magazine, Emerging Companies 

    (2005 - present)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2005 - 2006)

  • Forty Under Forty Award, Cincinnati Business Courier (2000)

  • Downtown Community Service Award, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Council (2000)

  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce (2000)

All Service Areas


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (1994)
  • University of Notre Dame (1989)


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell)


  • Cincinnati Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Chairman, Board of Trustees

  • Cincinnatus Association

    Former Board Member

  • Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund (CISE)

    Former Board Member

  • Main Street Ventures

    Founder and Board Member

  • Leadership Cincinnati

    Class XXV