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Biography

Jeremy focuses his practice in the areas of corporate law, tax law, and estate planning. He is licensed to practice in Ohio, Kentucky, and before the U.S. Tax Court.

In his corporate law practice, Jeremy acts as outside legal counsel to businesses ranging from start-up ventures to multinational entities and he frequently advises owners, directors, and corporate officers of these businesses on issues involving entity selection, business formation and capitalization, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate and leasing agreements, contract negotiation, and licensing.

In his tax practice, Jeremy advises individuals and businesses on various local, state, federal, and international tax issues and regularly represents clients on these issues before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.

In his estate planning practice, advises clients on the use of wills and trusts for tax and non-tax purposes, asset protection, family business succession, and charitable gifts.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Lead counsel on numerous private equity placements, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, convertible debt issuances, and other private equity transactions.

Designed personalized succession, estate, and charitable planning techniques for individuals and family and privately-owned businesses.

Assisted the Ohio Department of Taxation with drafting of guidance for the “agency exemption” as it relates to general contractors under the Ohio Commercial Activity Tax.

Outside legal counsel for numerous small and mid-sized privately owned businesses.

Successfully defended corporate officer in “responsible person” case brought by the Ohio Department of Taxation due to Corporation’s failure to file and pay sales tax.

Lead counsel for an Italian Manufacturing company multiple cross-border acquisition of subsidiaries in the U.S, UK, Australia and Canada from a publicly traded UK company.

Experienced in obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS.

Structured multi-state tax planning initiatives and resolved compliance audits related to nexus and other constitutional limitations on state imposed taxes.

Negotiated franchise purchases on behalf of franchisees and resolved franchisee disputes with franchisors.

Represented companies and owners in business divorces / separations.

Advised multinational corporate borrower on international tax issues involved with $170 million credit facility.

Negotiated sophisticated contracts for application in the U.S. and abroad, including joint venture agreements, software licenses, and reseller agreements.

Primary counsel to the largest independent, locally owned home health care provider in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Education

Law School

University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2000

Graduate School

University of Cincinnati, M.S.B.A., Taxation, 2002, magna cum laude

Undergraduate School

Western Kentucky University, B.A., 1996

Bar Membership

Jeremy is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2000

Ohio, 2002

Courts

Jeremy is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Tax Court

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014-2019

Young Professional Award Winner, University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Association, recognizes graduates who have distinguished themselves by contributions to the practice of law and their communities, 2009

40 Under Forty, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2006

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2005, 2006, 2009-2011, 2012

Leadership Northern Kentucky, Vice President, 2004-2005

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Business and Taxation Section, Co-Chair

Southwestern Ohio Tax Institute, Committee Member

Cincinnati Bar Association No Brown Bag Presentation Series, Committee Member

Cincinnati Bar Association Core Tax Planning Seminar, Committee Member

Northern Kentucky Bar Association, Treasurer

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Committee Member, 2010-present, Northern Kentucky Chamber Emerging 30 Business Awards

Our Children Achieve Luncheon Fundraiser, Co-Chair, 2009-2010

New Perceptions, Inc., promotes the welfare of children and adults with mental retardation or developmental disabilities, Co-Chair, 2009-2010

Fine Arts Fund 2008 Campaign, Major Firms Campaign Solicitor, 2008

United Way Campaign Cabinet, Division Leader, 2008

Welcome House of NKY, provides a continuum of quality services for individuals and families who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Board Member, 2007-present

Northern Kentucky Chamber Executive Roundtable, Member, 2006-present

NKU Family Business Center, Advisory Board Member, 2006-2007

Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, Region 1 group acts as a catalyst for workforce development initiatives, Board Member, 2006-2007

Roebling Murals Merchandising Project, Legacy Group, Co-Chair, 2006

Diocesan Children’s Home, Finance Committee Member, 2006

Williams College of Business at Xavier University, Mentor, 2005-present

Opening Doors Event held on August 5, 2005 by Leadership Northern Kentucky for the benefit of Redwood Rehabilitation Center, raised over $37,000), Co-Chair, 2005

Cincinnati Real Estate Club, organization of 130+ professionals involved in the Greater Cincinnati commercial real estate market, Founding Board Member and General Counsel, 2004-2007

The Southbank Fund, promoted riverfront development by funding home ownership in disadvantaged census tracts, Board Member and General Counsel, 2004-2006

Firm Committees

Jeremy serves on the following committee(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Client Relations Committee, former Member