Zach represents individual and business clients in corporate mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance transactions, and commercial real estate transactions. Zach has considerable experience in company formations and negotiating and drafting various corporate transactional agreements.

In addition to his corporate transactional work, Zach has extensive experience in representing individuals, banks, and companies in all areas of energy law, including oil and gas and pipeline litigation, real estate litigation, real estate/midstream/upstream transactional matters, and title curative matters.

Prior to joining Taft, Zach was an associate with a well-known regional firm based in Columbus, where he practiced extensively in the areas of general corporate transactional matters and transactional and litigation work for energy companies and individuals in the energy space.

Zach earned his J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Marietta College. During law school, Zach served as a legal extern for the Honorable Phillip J. Green, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Michigan, and for the Nature Conservancy, Michigan Field Office in Lansing, Michigan.



  • Honoree, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Energy & Natural Resources (2023 – 2024)

  • Honoree, New Attorney of the Year Pro Bono Award, Legal Aid Society Columbus (2018)

All Service Areas


  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Marietta College

    B.A., Political Science


  • State - Ohio
  • State - West Virginia
  • Federal - Northern District of West Virginia
  • Federal - Southern District of West Virginia

Notable Matters

  • Cardinal Minerals, LLC v. Menno D. Miller, 7th Dist. Monroe No. 23 MO 0018, 2024-Ohio-2133.
  • DeepRock Disposal Sols., LLC v. Forte Productions, LLC, 4th Dist. Washington No. 20CA15, 2021-Ohio-1436, appeal not accepted 163 Ohio St.3d 1517, 2021-Ohio-2615, 171 N.E.3d 348.
  • Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. Bittinger’s Sports Grill, LLC, Civil Action No. 1:23-CV-20, 2024 WL 2866360 (N.D.W.V. 2024).
  • Cheadle, et al., v. Goode, et al., Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Case No. 21 CV 003794.
  • Jacobs v. Dye Oil, LLC, 7th Dist. No. 18 MO 0020, 2019-Ohio-4085, 147 N.E.3d 52, appeal not accepted 157 Ohio St.3d 1539, 2020-Ohio-122, 137 N.E.3d 1216.

Speeches and Publications

  • Presenter, “Preparing for Resource Negotiations: A Conversation with OhioLINK and our Contract Attorneys,” 2021 OhioLINK Membership Summit, May 27, 2021.
  • Presenter, “Connecting the Dots: Probating Oil & Gas Interests,” 2019 Ohio Bar Association Oil and Gas Update, Nov. 14, 2019.
  • Author, Can’t We Just Try Federalism? In Defense of A State-by-State Approach to Fracking, 13 J. Animal & Nat. Resource L. 39 (2017).

Community Involvement

  • Dayton Area Logistics Association

    Board Member

  • Washington State Community College Foundation

    Board Member

  • Hunger Solutions Mid-Ohio Valley

    Board Member, 2020-2022