Ira C Kaplan

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Practice Areas

Corporate & Securities and Private Equity. Ira Kaplan is the firm's Executive Chairman and is a member of the Executive Committee.


Ira focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity financings. He represents both publicly and privately held companies at various stages of growth. Ira also represents private equity, subordinated debt, venture funds and portfolio companies of such funds.

He served as Managing Partner from 2008-2014. Ira has Co-Chaired both the Corporate & Securities and Private Equity Practice Groups.

Professional Memberships

Board and Executive Committee Member, and Assistant Secretary, United Way of Greater Cleveland

Board Member and past Chair, Engage! Cleveland

Board Chair, Cleveland Leadership Center

Board Chair and Executive Committee Member, Bellefaire JCB

Board Member, Wingspan Care Group

Board Member, Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Board Member and Treasurer, Mount Sinai Foundation

Member, Case Western Reserve University - Government Relations Advisory Committee

Former Board and Executive Committee Member, Business Volunteers Unlimited

Served, Governor's Third Frontier Task Force on Biotechnology


Ira Kaplan mentioned in Crain's Cleveland Business | "Business, civic leaders plan a new Cleveland economic strategy"


The George Washington University Law School (JD, 1979); University of Rochester (BA, 1976).