Summary

Marcia leads litigation for Taft’s Franchise and Distribution practice area. Additionally, she works directly with clients to negotiate various agreements, including franchise agreements, development rights agreements, cooperative advertising agreements, market test agreements, consent to assignment agreements, supply agreements, distribution agreements, alternative channel (including e-commerce) agreements, termination agreements, and settlement agreements.

Marcia has extensive experience working with manufacturers, distributors, dealers, franchisors, franchisees, and industry associations. She has also represented clients in a broad variety of industries in litigation to terminate distribution, dealer, and franchise agreements, and related claims. Marcia’s familiarity with federal and state laws governing disclosure and regulation provides value in both the transactional and litigation context. She works to understand the client’s business and to develop solutions that further their business objectives.

All Service Areas

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (1988)
  • Williams College (1984)

Admissions

  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Court of Appeals - DC
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member, The Woman Advocate Committee

  • American Bar Association

    Member
    Former Member, Committee on Computer Litigation

  • American Bar Association

    Member

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Committee on Commercial & Banking Litigation

  • American Bar Association

    Member, Forum on Franchising

Community Involvement

  • Abilities First Foundation

    Former Co-Chair, Annual Fundraising Campaign (1999 - 2000)

  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

    Member
    Former Chair, Butler County Neighborhood Group

  • Fine Arts Fund

    Former TS&H Campaign Manager

  • Living Arrangements for Developmentally Disabled (LADD)

    Former Member, Board of Trustees (1999 - 2005)

  • Middletown School Board

    Former Member (2006 - 2017)
    Former President (2010 - 2016)

  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati

    Member
    Member, Board of Directors
    Member, Executive Committee
    Chair, Middletown Area Action Council
    Former Vice-Chair, Middletown Area Action Council (2015 - 2017)
    Former Campaign Co-Chair (2011)