Attorney at Law
"Jim and I worked closely as the outside advisers on an M&A deal involving sophisticated parties. Jim did an excellent job representing the clients’ interests every step of the way. He was incredibly attentive to the clients’ needs, ensuring they received the desired result in an efficient manner. Jim was very proactive during the process, ensuring the deal could come together on a tight timeframe. I look forward to working with Jim in the future, and would recommend him to any business owner that is looking for an attorney to help achieve their goals through application of legal 'rules of the road' to their ideas and processes. Jeff Brooks Business & Tax Advisor with Apple Growth Partners Apple Growth Partners Ohio University Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area"
"Jim's advice and expertise has been critical to the growth and success of our company. We began working with Jim as a very early stage start up and most recently worked with him as our company was acquired by a large public firm-- the successful execution of our exit strategy. Through every step of our growth we have relied upon Jim-- with excellent results! Ron Seide Relaxing For A Spell at Home Home Pepperdine University Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area"
Stark & Knoll Co. LPA
Jun 1985 - Present
Partner in the Corporate Practice Group and outside general counsel to multiple corporate clients with responsibility for all their legal needs. Developed firm’s practice areas in secured lending, corporate finance and M&A.
Roetzel & Andress
Jan 1974 - May 1985
Associate and Partner in the Corporate Practice Group with extensive responsibility for securities law and antitrust compliance of several publicly traded corporate clients. Engaged in multiple high value M&A and corporate finance transactions.