- Managing Partner: Thomas Terp
- Number of partners: 190
- Number of other lawyers: 140
Established over 125 years ago, Taft is nationally recognized with more than 330 attorneys. The firm has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. Taft serves clients in diverse industries – both mature and emerging – for businesses and individuals worldwide engaged in 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.
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 broad-based retirement plans, group welfare plans, and fringe benefit arrangements for their rank and file employees, as well as stock-based 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 companies, 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, partnerships, tax, real estate, environmental, employment and labor relations, bankruptcy, personal planning, malpractice litigation, insurance, antitrust, regulatory and administrative law, ERISA, third-party reimbursement and hospital financing.
Counsels and assists clients with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer software, internet related 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; business restructuring and creditor rights; construction claims; ERISA litigation; education – litigation; estates, trusts and fiduciary litigation; FCPA and international anti-corruption; First Amendment & media law; government contracts law; insurance law; litigation; patent litigation; product liability and personal injury; securities – litigation; 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 tax-effective 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: zoning, platting, variances, eminent domain, and annexation; tax disputes and appeals; litigation, arbitration, and mediation; and environmental concerns, defense, and litigation.
Represents public corporations, financial institutions, domestic joint ventures, new business ventures, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, and individuals in tax matters, including 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 Japanese-affiliated companies in the Midwest and other states. In addition, Taft is involved in international transactions at all levels and represents a number of U.S. companies with operations and activities abroad, as well as foreign enterprises that do business in the U.S.