Our Team



Our legal team is comprised of more than 100 industry practitioners with hands-on experience.  Our team includes:

To see a listing our entire financial services team, click here.

Attorney Spotlight

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Kimberly Schaefer
Partner - Cincinnati

Kim concentrates her practice on the representation of public and private companies, banking, securities, franchising and general corporate matters. She regularly represents companies in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and franchising issues.  Additionally, Kim works closely with clients to ensure continued compliance with securities and banking laws and to develop best practices in the corporate governance and executive compensation areas.  To learn more about her practice, click here.

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Jeff Smith
Partner - Columbus

Jeff  has more than 30 years experience in financial institution regulatory and corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, regulatory compliance, capital raising, securities matters, corporate governance matters, “troubled institution” issues and de novo bank and holding company formation. Throughout his career, Jeff has represented multinational financial services holding companies as well as community bank organizations. He represents public and private clients in extensive Ohio, Indiana and multi-state M&A, regulatory, governance, capital raising and securities activities, from large national institutions to smaller community banks and has worked on acquisitions and divestitures of more than 250 subsidiary branch banking operations in 13 states. To learn more about Jeff, click here.