As a partner at Taft, Jeff is a seasoned business attorney with a focus on business transactions, services, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the course of his career, he has adeptly represented businesses of all sizes, skillfully navigating negotiations for numerous multimillion-dollar sales and acquisitions of corporate entities.

Beyond his proficiency in business transactions, Jeff is an experienced employment and labor law attorney, providing comprehensive representation to businesses across various facets of employment law. His legal acumen extends to diverse litigation matters, particularly those tied to business and employment law, and he possesses notable experience in finance matters.

Jeff has successfully led projects involving real estate, international law, intellectual property, corporate compliance, and corporate governance. Leveraging his multifaceted skills, Jeff actively engages in organizing and managing corporate legal affairs services for his clients, and frequently serves as outside general counsel to companies of all sizes.

Notably, Jeff served as the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Honda of America Mfg., Inc., where he played a pivotal role in directing the corporation’s broad spectrum of diverse legal matters.

Jeff proudly serves his community as a board member of the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) and as a member of ECDI’s Loan Approval Committee.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2020 – present)

All Service Areas


  • University of Mount Union (1978)
  • Capital University Law School (1981)


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • State - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Western District of Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Economic & Community Development Institute

    Board Member

  • Resurrecting Lives Foundation


  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

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