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Howard Grant Stephenson

Banking Attorney at Columbus, OH

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

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Grant focuses on the regulation of financial firms such as banks, credit unions, broker-dealers and investment advisors. He has also represented clients in business formations and acquisitions, financial institution mergers, the issuance of public and private securities, equipment leasing matters, corporate reorganization, bankruptcy proceedings and technology matters, including electronic payment systems. He also has represented de novo financial institutions, corporate and natural person credit unions, community banks and regional and national banking organizations.

Grant is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law, has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® and he is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Grant was named Best Lawyers® 2014 Columbus, Ohio Equipment Finance Law Lawyer of the Year and most recently named Best Lawyers® 2017, Columbus, Ohio Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year. He edits the firm's banking & finance blog, Banking & Finance Law Report


Porter Wright
41 South High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-6194


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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Porter Wright
  • 1979 - Present


  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Merger advice
  • Merger agreement executed
  • CEO Employment Agreement
  • Agreement signed


  • Columbus Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Financial Services Regulation in Columbus, Ohio
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Banking Law Developments
  • Commercial Law
  • 2015

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Columbus Banking Lawyer Howard Grant Stephenson
Howard Grant Stephenson
Banking Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 44 years