Jeff focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business, intellectual property and advertising advising clients on general business matters, contract negotiation, franchising, and intellectual property licensing and protection. He joined Kegler Brown in 2012.
Jeff offers creative and efficient strategies that are tailored to meet his clients’ needs throughout every stage of the business life cycle, including entity formation and structuring, contract drafting and negotiation, and licensing. He helps clients achieve their goals and protect their businesses through his knowledge of various agreements, including confidentiality agreements and NDAs, operating agreements, licensing agreements, and purchase and sale agreements.
Jeff focuses his intellectual property practice on identifying and protecting clients’ intellectual property interests through market planning and due diligence, use of trademarks, copyrights, and software agreements, implementation of trade secret protection procedures, and license drafting and negotiation.
Jeff also advises clients on domain dispute issues and has experience using the ICANN/UDRP process to force transfer of contested domains.
Jeff also counsels clients on advertising strategies to avoid intellectual property pitfalls and undesired attention of governmental authorities. From approving ad copy to navigating international spam guidelines and implementing endorsement policies, Jeff’s practice focuses on keeping businesses in compliance with regulatory agencies such as the FTC and FCC, as well as providing practical advice for businesses operating in “grey” areas of the law. He advises clients on issues ranging from social media policies, product labeling requirements, advertising claims and representations, and more.
- Emerging Businesses
- Employee Relations
- Franchise + Distribution
- Global Business
- Health Care
- IP Strategy + Consulting
- Medical Marijuana + Hemp
- Mergers + Acquisitions
- University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D.)
- The Ohio State University (B.S.)
- Audencia School of Management (European Markets & Business Environment)
- Columbus Bar Association, member
- Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, 2021
Charitable + Civic Involvement
- Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, member (2011-2012)