Gregory J. O'Brien
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For more than 28 years, Greg has successfully represented private and public entities in transactional, corporate governance, zoning, real estate, and litigation-avoidance strategies. In his practice, he offers strategic counsel to companies and C-suite executives on contract negotiations, employment compensation arrangements, labor and employment, commercial disputes, and velocity and growth acquisitions.
Clients consider Greg a valuable partner who brings real business acumen to his practice. He often acts as outside general counsel to many corporations and limited liability companies including, national distributors, crypto-currency operations, protective ballistics manufacturers, medical marijuana cultivators and processors, financial services, and governmental entities, including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, in matters involving federal lending law.
Since 2003, Greg has also served as the Law Director of the City of Independence, Ohio. In addition to having over 7,600 residents, Independence is home to one of the largest business corridors in Northeast Ohio consisting of corporate headquarters, service-related businesses, and light industrial companies.
In addition, for most of his professional career, Greg has successfully represented the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient quality initiatives for environmentally friendly programs, including waste management and recycling.
Outside of his practice, Greg serves on the boards of the Geauga County Bluecoats and the Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services. He is also a former assistant county prosecutor for Geauga, Ohio and former member of the Cleveland Catholic Charities Youth League.
Greg graduated from University of Toledo and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University College of Law.
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate
(2014 - 2022)
Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2005 - 2006)
All Service Areas
- Cleveland State University College of Law (1994)
- University of Toledo (1989)
- Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
- Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Federal - Northern District of Ohio
- Federal - Southern District of Ohio
- State - Ohio
Thirty-Six Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers 2022
Thirty-Seven Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers 2021
O’Brien Quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business Sunshine Laws Article
Forty-Three Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers 2020
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Geauga County Bluecoats Inc.
- Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland
Member, Youth League
- Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services