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Cliff Roe is the former Managing Partner of Dinsmore and Shohl LLP and the former Chairman of the Board of Directors, serving in those positions from 1997 to 2008. He is an honors graduate of Notre Dame Law School, where he was Note Editor of the Law Review. He graduated from Xavier University with a B.S. in English. He had previously served as Chairman of the Corporate Department for 13 years. Since the commencement of his career with the firm in 1967, Cliff has focused his practice on corporate and securities, and health care and banking matters. He has represented clients throughout the country in major mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, health care transactions and numerous banking matters. Cliff served as the outside General Counsel of a national health care system for over 15 years. He is the Author of The Ohio Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation (2010 - The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.); Ohio Corporations Practice Guide: Ohio Corporations (May 1999 - West Group). Cliff has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1989, been named one of the top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers by Law & Politics Media; and recognized in America's Leading Business Lawyers for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA.


Practice areas


  1. Financial Markets and Services: 20%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  3. Health Care: 20%
  4. Securities & Investment Fraud: 20%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%

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Dinsmore & Shohl

255 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH, 45202


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Corporate/M&AChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2011
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Corporate/M&AChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2010
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2009
Corporate/M&AChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2009
The Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2008
Corporate/M&AChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2008
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The Bureau of National AffairsThe Ohio Corporation: Legal Aspects of Organization and Operation2010
West Group publicationOhio Corporations Practice Guide: Ohio Corporations1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Xavier UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1964