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 400 attorneys, Taft has offices in Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.;
Covington, Ky.; and Phoenix, Ariz., and maintains a presence in Florida. The
firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of
- 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:
- 38 Taft attorneys and 11 practice areas are listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading
Lawyers for Business 2014.
- Taft is ranked among the 2015 U.S. News Media Group "Best
Law Firms." The rankings are presented in tiers both nationally and by
metropolitan area. Taft received five National Tier 1 rankings and 78 Metropolitan
Tier 1 rankings.
- 139 Taft attorneys were honored with inclusion in the 2015
edition of Best Lawyers in
- 92 Taft attorneys were named to the 2014 list of Super Lawyers
by Super Lawyers
- 32 Taft attorneys were named to the 2014 list of Rising Stars
by Super Lawyers
- Taft is rated as a Highly Recommended Firm by Benchmark Litigation in
Ohio and Indiana. Twelve Taft attorneys are recognized as Local Litigation
Stars 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, lenders, committees, suppliers, real estate owners and
developers, equipment lessors, receivers, trustees, buyers and sellers, and
other parties in connection with a wide assortment or transactions and
litigation. We have extensive experience in the automotive, steel,
telecommunications, basic manufacturing, retail and wholesale goods, and
distressed-debt trading industries.
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 advise
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 (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’
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,
appellate, bankruptcy, construction, ERISA, education, estates, trusts and
fiduciary, environmental, FCPA and international anti-corruption, First
Amendment and media law, government contracts, insurance, intellectual
property, pharmaceutical and life sciences, product liability and personal
injury, securities, sports, and corporate compliance and white collar criminal defense.
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 estate, 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 public corporations,
financial institutions, domestic joint ventures, new business ventures,
non-profit 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.