Kevin has extensive experience with all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), with particular emphasis on secured transactions and rights and remedies with respect to transactions involving the sale or leasing of goods. He advises both domestic and international clients regarding the UCC and the International Convention on the Sale of Goods.


Kevin has represented a wide array of clients in the oil and gas industry, including producers, drillers, operators, marketers and related service industry clients on matters involving the exploration, production, transportation and marketing of oil and natural gas. He also has experience with respect to title matters relating to the coal mining industry and the surface mining of other minerals.

Real Estate + Financing

Kevin is skilled in the structuring and documentation of all manners of credit facilities, including traditional mortgage and construction loans, deeds of trust, and Uniform Commercial Code transactions. He is also experienced in all facets of commercial real estate activities.

Practice Areas


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Chicago (M.A., 1975)
  • Beloit College (B.A., 1970)
  • American University of Beirut (1967-1968)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Research Institute in Turkey, fellow (1975)
  • Columbus Bar Association, member
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, member
  • Ohio Oil and Gas Association, member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member


  • "Baldwin’s Ohio Practice," Commercial Code, vol. 3, 1996 (with John C. Deal)
  • "Pooling and Unitization: Legal and Ethical Considerations," 19 Tulsa Law Journal 309 (1984) (with Allen L. Handlan)


  • "Revised UCC Article 9: Secured Transactions," NBI Seminar, 2006
  • "So, What Are the Terms of Our Contract?" National Association of Credit Management, International Group, 1998 (with Martijn Steger)
  • "Hidden Provisions of Oil and Gas Leases or 'You Can’t Fool Me; There Ain’t No Sanity Clause,'" Proceedings of Seventeenth Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, 1996
  • "Ohio Tax Titles," M.L. Benedum Chapter, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, 1992
  • "Payment Obligations under the Oil and Gas Lease," Eastern Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute, 1991
  • "The Royalty Clause: A Guide for the Commoner," Proceedings of Eleventh Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, 1991
  • "Representing Secured Creditors in Oil and Gas Transactions: From Boom to Bankruptcy," Proceedings of Seventh Annual Institute, Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, 1986