- www.: taftlaw.com
- Managing Partner: Thomas T Terp
- Number of partners: 198
- Number of other lawyers: 136
Established in 1885, Taft is a nationally recognized firm with more than 330 attorneys and offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. Taft attorneys serve individuals and businesses worldwide, in both mature and emerging industries, in areas such as manufacturing, banking and finance, insurance, distribution, television and radio, professional sports, healthcare, life sciences, advanced technology, energy, transportation and real estate.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Institutional Finance:
Advises clients in structuring credit transactions, preparing and negotiating appropriate documentation, administering the credit relationship throughout its life, and working out problem credits.
Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights:
Represents debtors, lenders, committees, suppliers, real estate owners and developers, equipment lessors, receivers, trustees, buyers and sellers, and other parties in connection with a wide assortment of transactions and litigation.
Corporate Finance & Securities:
Represents clients on structuring credit transactions, preparing and negotiating the appropriate documentation, administering relationships with lenders, and solving problem credits. Counsels clients on the structuring of public and private securities offerings.
Provides advice to public, private and non-profit clients on all aspects of corporate governance, including compliance regarding SEC rules and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Represents start-up and high-growth companies throughout the United States, as well as numerous providers of capital to emerging companies.
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation:
Advises clients regarding retirement plans, group welfare plans and fringe benefit arrangements, as well as stockbased incentive plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.
Energy & Regulated Industries:
Offers comprehensive counsel to corporations, associations,utilities and municipalities on a wide range of energy, natural resources and utility issues.
Provides nationally recognized litigation, counseling and dispute resolution services for clients related to local, state, regional and federal environmental laws, as well as emerging issues.
Represents Fortune 100, entrepreneurial, privately-held, non-profit and governmental clients in all aspects of the procurement process, including contract formation, performance and administration, payment and dispute resolution.
Health & Life Sciences:
Advises individual and institutional healthcare providers, research institutions, and pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology clients in multiple areas of law, including business and finance, employment and labor relations, malpractice litigation, insurance, regulatory and administrative law, ERISA, third-party reimbursement and hospital financing.
Counsels and assists clients with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer software, internetrelated issues and IP litigation.
Labor & Employment:
Represents clients in a wide range of legal services, including labor management relations, employment litigation, benefit plans and ERISA compliance, workplace safety and health, immigration and citizenship and workers’ compensation.
Represents clients in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, before regulatory agencies and arbitration panels, and in alternative dispute resolution in a full range of matters, including antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy, construction, ERISA, education, estates, trusts and fiduciary, FCPA and international anti-corruption, First Amendment & media law, government contracts, insurance, patent, product liability and personal injury, securities, sports and white collar criminal defense.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Represents buyers and sellers in public and private transactions in a broad range of M&A activities.
Non-Profit & Tax-Exempt Organizations:
Represents non-profit organizations, foundations and tax-exempt entities in all aspects of their organization and operation.
Private Client Services:
Counsels owners of closely-held businesses in establishing organizational structures to satisfy current and long-term needs and to plan for the smooth and taxeffective transfer of the business to the next generation.
Comprised of current and former elected officials, experienced public administrators and lawyers who have worked closely with public entities.
Represents clients in all facets of real estate, including acquisition and development, leasing, financing, construction and management agreements, land use issues, tax disputes and appeals, litigation, arbitration and mediation, and environmental concerns. Advises industry participants, including owners, contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, special servicers and material suppliers, on all aspects of public and private construction projects and dispute resolution.
Represents public corporations, financial institutions, domestic joint ventures, new business ventures,nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in tax matters such as business transactions, employee benefits and executive compensation, international taxation, mergers and acquisitions, state and local tax, and tax controversy and litigation.
The firm’s Japan practice represents over 100 Japaneseaffiliated companies in the United States. Taft also represents a number of US companies with operations abroad, and foreign enterprises that do business in the US.