Chairman/CEO: Robert E Blackham
Number of partners: 93
Number of other lawyers: 65
Roetzel is a full service law firm with offices located throughout Ohio and Florida, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held businesses, government entities, organizations and individuals on a regional, national and international basis.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Financial Services:
The firm’s banking and financial services practitioners represent a broad range of financial institutions, municipalities and publicly and privately held companies in sophisticated commercial and government bond financing transactions. The attorneys engage in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of complex commercial and public finance debt transactions, including asset-based financing, real estate acquisition, development and construction loans, conduit loans, syndicated lending and participations, healthcare financing, acquisition financing, floor plan financing, government-guaranteed loans, securitized loans and hybrids which combine multiple types of facilities in a package.
Corporate, Tax & Transactional:
The firm’s corporate, tax and transactional attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients throughout all stages of business strategy, development, and corporate governance. As trusted advisors, the firm’s attorneys work with clients and in-house counsel to address the challenges and opportunities associated with the formation, operation, and growth of all types of organizations in all stages of growth. The firm’s clients include publicly traded and closely held businesses, middle market and emerging businesses, private equity investors, management groups, banks and financial institutions, investment funds, individuals, governmental entities, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and universities. The firm represents a wide range of sectors, such as polymers, robotics, medical services, restaurants, information services, steel processing, automotive manufacturing, real estate, and transportation.
The firm’s labor and employment attorneys counsel and represent public and private companies, public sector entities and nonprofit organizations across the entire spectrum of labor, employment and human resource issues. The firm works cooperatively with in-house counsel, executive-level managers, public officials, risk management professionals and human resource departments in handling all employmentrelated issues.
The environmental practice group at Roetzel is experienced in providing counsel to clients regarding all aspects of environmental law. The firm is able to address the vast array of environmental laws and issues that impact the daily operations of businesses and public entities – from large corporations and small businesses to local governments and individuals. The firm’s attorneys represent clients in administrative, civil, and criminal environmental enforcement matters, permitting proceedings, regulatory negotiations and rulemaking matters.
The Roetzel government relations team provides clients with innovative solutions to immediate business issues improved by legal and political solutions. When desired, the firm assists clients with developing client specific programs focused for participating in the political system. With personnel strategically located in the state capitals of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida, the firm’s government relations group has immediate access to government officials and bureaucratic regulators and decision makers. The firm represents its clients’ interests before state legislatures, administrative agencies, and executive branches of state governments, while also focusing on procurement services at every governmental level.
Roetzel’s health law attorneys apply an integrated approach to assist their clients in addressing the multifaceted and complex issues faced by a wide range of health care industry organizations, personnel, and ancillary health care service providers. Health law encompasses a variety of legal issues that affect all segments of the health care industry, including hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and medical device inventors, manufacturers, distributors, and third-party logistics providers, among others.
The firm’s team of real estate, land use and construction attorneys offers comprehensive representation to real estate developers, commercial and institutional owners, and a myriad of established and growing businesses to provide solutions for property investment, development and management, as well as finance. The firm’s local, regional, and national clients include: public and private companies; REITs; financial institutions; investment funds; architects, engineers and contractors; public homebuilders; landlords and tenants; developers; marinas; retailers; universities; homeowner cooperative and condominium associations; public sector and governmental entities; and utility companies.
Transportation & Logistics:
Representation of transportation and logistics service providers by the firm’s experienced transportation practice group includes corporate matters, labor affairs, contract negotiations, real estate transactions, the implementation and coordination of immediate response teams, civil litigation in all federal and state courts and advice regarding compliance with existing federal and state laws, as well as proposed and pending legislation.