At Taft, we work as one team, driven and committed to helping you succeed. Our attorneys understand that innovative, value-creating solutions help our clients reach their goals. Our collaborative approach, advanced technological resources and depth of services can transform what you expect from your legal team.
With more than 330 attorneys, Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona, and maintains a presence in Florida. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including:
- Business & Finance
- Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
- Health & Life Sciences
- Intellectual Property
- Labor & Employment
- Private Client
- Real Estate
Since 1885, Taft has maintained a constant focus: to provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards.
As an additional service to our clients, Taft attorneys often partner with members of our affiliated businesses to provide comprehensive service to our clients. Our affiliated businesses include:
- Focused Capitol Solutions LLC
- Taft Business Consulting LLC
- Taft HR Solutions LLC
Through these businesses, clients can access business consulting across a variety of disciplines, from general planning and forecasting to government relations and public policy.
Awards and Honors
Taft has received numerous awards and honors:
- 35 Taft attorneys and 11 practice areas are listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013.
- Taft is ranked among the 2013 U.S. News Media Group "Best Law Firms." The rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by metropolitan area. Taft received a national Tier 1 ranking in Trademark Law and Tier 1 rankings by metropolitan area in 46 practice areas.
- 124 Taft attorneys were honored with inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America.
- 86 Taft attorneys were named to the 2013 list of Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine.
- 31 Taft attorneys were named to the 2013 list of Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine.
- Taft is rated as a Highly Recommended Firm by Benchmark Litigation in Ohio and Indiana. Eleven Taft attorneys are recognized as Local Litigation Stars, one Taft attorney is recognized as a Future Star and one Taft attorney is named to the Top 250 Women in Litigation list.
Taft Practice Group Descriptions
Business & Finance: We provide legal services to public, private and non-profit clients in a wide variety of industries, including banking, construction, distribution, finance, health care, housing, insurance, manufacturing, private equity, professional sports, real estate, retail and utilities. Members of the group represent clients of different sizes, from emerging companies to Fortune 500 companies, on issues ranging from local matters to transactions with national and international implications.
Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights: We represent debtors, committees, secured lenders, lessors, suppliers and other unsecured creditors, and indenture trustees in Chapter 11 cases and defending adversary proceedings, including preference claims, in Chapter 11 and 7 cases. We also represent debtors and creditors in all aspects of business restructurings and workouts.
Environmental: We provide services in the areas of trial practice, Superfund defense and negotiation, enforcement defense, cost-recovery for plaintiffs and defendants, criminal environmental defense, environmental insurance and toxic tort litigation, mold and sick building litigation, lawsuits involving environmental problems discovered as a result of real property transfers or mergers and acquisitions, Brownfields redevelopment, defense of claims of occupational exposures, and administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies.
Health & Life Sciences: We specialize in the needs of individual and institutional healthcare clients, and our healthcare & life sciences group includes attorneys concentrating in the following areas of law: 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 (Medicare, Medicaid and private payers) and hospital financing (tax-exempt bond financing).
Intellectual Property: We counsel and assist clients with patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer software, internet related issues and IP litigation.
Labor & Employment: We represent clients in the wide range of legal services to manage the complex relationship between employers and employees, including labor management relations, employment litigation, day to day counseling, benefit plans and ERISA compliance, workplace safety and health, immigration and citizenship and workers’ compensation.
Litigation: Our litigation attorneys represent clients in pretrial, trial, and appellate 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; environmental; education/school; bankruptcy; personal injury (both plaintiffs and defendants); securities and class actions; white-collar criminal law; construction claims; consumer law; healthcare fraud and abuse; estate and trust litigation; workers’ compensation; and domestic relations.
Private Client: Our attorneys counsel owners of family businesses in establishing organizational structures to satisfy current and long-term needs, to plan for the transfer of the business to the next generation (whether during the owner's lifetime or upon death), and to implement strategies. We also represent clients on personal planning taking into account estate and income tax issues, closely-held businesses, second marriages, and planning for special needs of children and other heirs.
Real Estate: We represent clients in all services related to the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, management, and use of real property, including lease, financing agreement, construction contract, and purchase and sale agreement negotiations, land use representation and litigation, and tax valuation representation and litigation.
Tax: We represent and advise clients in business transactions and financings, tax controversy litigation, legislative regulatory activities, international taxation, state and local taxation and foundation and exempt organization matters.