Marcia is Co-Chair of Taft’s Franchise and Distribution team. She has extensive experience providing transactional advice, negotiating and drafting franchise and distribution agreements, and structuring distribution systems, for 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, regulation, and termination of franchise and distributor/dealer relationships 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


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


  • 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

    Former Member, Committee on Computer Litigation

  • American Bar Association


  • 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

    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, 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)