Jeff practices primarily in the areas of banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and corporate law. He has broad-based experience in advising businesses on corporate, contractual, capital formation, business planning, and regulatory matters. Jeff also has extensive transactional experience, having represented privately held and publicly traded corporations in connection with mergers, purchases and sales of businesses, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings, as well as having represented both lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex financings and workouts.

Jeff is the president of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. In addition, he is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cincinnati Class XXIX. He was previously on the boards of directors for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Cincinnati Tall Stacks Festival, past vice president of the board of Ohio River Way, and past president of the boards of both Historic Southwest Ohio Museums and Mental Health Services East. Jeff has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as an Ohio Super Lawyer, and as a Leading Lawyer by Cincy Business magazine.


  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Banking & Finance

  • “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2019)

  • Leading Lawyers Honoree, Cincy Magazine, Commercial & Contract

    (2007 – present)

  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers (2004 – 2006, 2008 – 2011, 2013 – 2014)

  • AV Peer Review Rated, LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

  • Graduate, Leadership Cincinnati (Class XXIX)

  • “Lawyer of the Year” Honoree, Best Lawyers in America® (2019)

All Service Areas


  • Duke University School of Law (1983)
  • University of Notre Dame (1980)


  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Ohio River Way, Inc.

    Past Vice President
    Past Board Member

  • Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

    Board Member

  • Greater Cincinnati Tall Stacks Festival

    Member, Board of Trustees

  • Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Past Member, Business Committee

  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

    Past Member, Board of Trustees (2010 – 2016)

  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

    Past Mentor

  • East End Community Learning Center

    Past Board Member

  • Historic Southwest Ohio, Inc.

    Past President
    Past Board Member

  • Mental Health Services East

    Past Chairman of the Board
    Past Board Member

  • Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.

    Assistant State Legal Counsel, Ohio

  • St. Jerome Church

    Past Lector