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Steven Howard Roth

Business Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   12 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business transactions and business consulting. Contracts, mergers and acquisitions, business formation, private equity and venture capital, business valuation, business plans, strategy and value creation.

  2. Entertainment
    Sports, Media, music, and entertainment law. Contract negotiation, marketing and endorsement deals, music rights management, personal appearances, and more.

  3. Intellectual property
    Copyright law, trademark law, licensing deals, technology transfers, and more.


I specialize in business transactions, business consulting, intellectual property, sports, media and entertainment, labor and employment matters, and much more. My practice involves representing and counseling clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, sports, media, and entertainment law, banking and finance (lenders and borrowers), intellectual property, business start-ups, franchise law, construction law, and business formation.


Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014

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Roth Firm, LLC


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Mr. Roth was able to help us easily understand a purchase agreement/contract and provided sound advice and some terms that were non negotiable in the agreement that would work in our favor. He took the time to answer all our questions and made it easy for us to understand the contract.
Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney!
I highly recommend Steven to anyone in need of business law advice. He guided me through every aspect of starting my business, and made sure I did everything right. He was always available to answer my questions, and made sure I understood everything. Thanks Steven!
Posted by Tom | March 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Attorney
I contacted Attorney Roth a while back about a business matter. My wife and I were buying a business, and weren't sure what we needed. He helped us through the process step by step and made sure our interests were protected. We couldn't be happier, and will definitely be using him again in the future!
Posted by Ayron | September 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My life saver
I had some really confusing contracts and he helped me to understand them and make an educated decision on how to move forward. Plus he help me draft a letter that was able to get me out of these contracts successful. Thank you for all the education and support
Posted by Terry | December 2, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Entertainment Publishing Venture
Steven was exceptional with his follow through and explanation of the research conducted on my information request. He was able to point out potential areas of concern and to comment on the feasibility of my ideas. Steven was encouraging and knowledgeable, and I would recommend his services to potential clients.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trademark Infringment
From my very first phone call, to the resolution of the issues I consulted Mr. Roth for, his professionalism and genuine caring were outstanding. The charges for his services were exceptionally fair. In any future legal matters I may encounter, I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Roth I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who has legal issues.
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Posted by Nichole | July 22, 2015
Highly Recommend
I recently decided to hire an attorney to review a book I'm preparing to self-publish. As a first timer in both hiring an attorney, and in writing a book, I didn't know what to expect. Steven made the whole process very simple. He was efficient and accessible, and even made himself available after I missed one of our appointed phone conversations. He was knowledgeable about a broad range of questions I had, and went above and beyond the amount of work I retained him for. Steven is an excellent attorney. I would definitely use him again, and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jessica | December 12, 2014
Great Lawyer
Steven is an excellent attorney, who is extremely knowledgeable, and gets things done. He has helped my company negotiate contracts, acquire assets, and handle intellectual property matters. If you want an attorney that is responsive and gets results, Steven is a great choice!
Posted by Ann | September 4, 2014
Highly Recommend!
I hired Steven to help me when I started a new company. Not only was he able to help me with trademark issues, but his forward thinking helped me to avoid the potential pitfalls of a new business. Overall, nice guy and great to work with! Highly recommend, Steven.
Posted by Michael | August 20, 2014
Excellent Entertainment Lawyer
My band recently was offered a recording contract that we needed to seek counsel for. Steven helped us navigate the difficult to understand language and made sense of things that were previously confusing. He took his time and went over every last detail that he felt we should be aware of. He fought tooth and nail to make sure the band got what we deserved, and kept us completely in the loop with anything that came up. It was awesome getting updates in real time and having our questions answered right away. Steven worked tirelessly for us until the deal was done, and we will definitely be using him in the future.
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Posted by Paul | June 22, 2014
Highly Recommended!
Steven is a great business attorney, and really knows his stuff. He has helped (and is still helping) us address several intellectual property issues in a a timely manner, helping us avoid potential pitfalls. He has helped make loaded situations more manageable, and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Karen | June 16, 2014
Steven Howard Roth
Steven is very passionate, and forward thinking by placing emphasis on greater integration of business and law. He is handling a wide array of our business and legal matters, many of which protect our business and monies from legal disputes. What is more, Steven is helping to secure our future through his technical expertise. Thanks to Steven, we were able to create a presence and grow our business responsibly through social media. I highly recommend Steven Howard Roth. He is an excellent educator, and is always eager to answer our questions.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Roth Firm, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Roetzel & Andress, LPA
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dworken & Bernstein Co., LPA
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Mentor
  • Flashstarts
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Managing Attorney/President & CEO
  • The Roth Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Blue Equity
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • NFL Players Association
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2012
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trademark Registration and Management
  • Successful
  • Recording Contracts
  • Successful
  • Television Production Agreements
  • Successful
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  • Lake County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Lead Article
  • Texas Review of Enterainment & Sports Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Roetzel Executive and Corporate Counsel Forum
  • Blockchain – What Is It and Its Impact on the Legal Field?
  • 2019
  • Flashstarts Mentors
  • Various Topics
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Steven
Entertainment Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steven is devoted to helping his clients succeed in their business endeavors."
Business Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Friend
"Steven is a talented, compassionate, and creative advocate for his clients."
Business Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steven is a dedicated, knowledgeable, and energetic business attorney with a "client-first" approach. Highly recommended."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Roth is a very hard working attorney that has one goal and that is to make sure that he does the job right and that his client is fully satisfied. I highly recommend him for anyone that doesn't want to deal with a big firm and wants to develop a relationship directly with an attorney so that you know what you are getting and will have no surprises. Steven is dedicated to establishing a meaningful relationship from the very beginning and what more can you want from your attorney! He also has the added benefit of also having a masters degree in Business from Case Western Reserve University. You can't go wrong with Attorney Roth"
Class action
Mergers and acquisitions
Medical malpractice
Cleveland Business Lawyer Steven Howard Roth
Steven Howard Roth
Business Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available