David L. Johnson - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

David L. Johnson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Ohio Wesleyan UniversityB.Eng 1968Harvard University Law SchoolJ.D. 1971
OWU Alumni Association BoardOhio Chamber of CommerceHannah Neil Center for ChildrenOhio State Bar AssociationColumbus Bar FoundationOhio Lawyers Assistance ProgramNew Club, St. Andrews, ScotlandScioto CC

Case History

Marineland of the Pacific — Acquisition of this coastal aquarium and park in California for a public entertainment conglomerate; large dollars involved and intricate federal regulations governing transfer of marine mammals.
Governmental consents for Canada's Wonderland — Guided client through elaborate regulatory and approval process with the Canadian government at a time when foreign investment was vetted and limited.
Hearing aid dealers roll-up — Represented a large group of independent dispensers from around the country in a roll-up funded by a large Scandanavian manufacturer of digital aids; and provided general representation of the resulting entity from formation until present.
Large physician group representation — Represented a number of large physician practice groups in their formation and/or general corporate matters over ten+ years, including the recent merger of the two largest orthopedic groups in a major metropolitan area.
Tech IP enterprise — Provide general corporate representation to a high tech entity with an expansive IP portfolio, including joint development and other key relationships with IP partners around the world; this representation has continued for over a decade, from formation through R&D focus, to now commercialization.

Client Comments

"David Johnson has a unique understanding of our business matters and has been a trusted advisor and confidant in the progression of our business. He is intelligent yet practical in his approach. He is decisive and offers viable solutions. There is no finer corporate attorney."

-Bill Economus
General Counsel
Riverside Radiology Associates, Inc., & Premier Imaging Ventures, Inc

"It has been a pleasure to work with David Johnson over the past 16 years. He has been instrumental in the development of our organization to become one of the top ten radiology practices in the nation. His sage advice transcends all aspects of our organization, and he is integral to our continued growth."

"David Johnson is intelligent, responsive, and practical. He is a trusted advisor to our business and understands how to apply practical solutions to business matters. He has a keen understanding of our unique business needs and provides advice that is spot on. When you consult with David, you know you will be provided with a thorough and decisive opinion."

-Bill Economus
General Counsel
Riverside Radiology Associates, Inc., & Premier Imaging Ventures, Inc

"David Johnson's strengths go beyond being a great attorney. There are a lot of attorneys out there who can craft the most eloquently worded documents, yet miss the substance of the transaction. David is not one of those attorneys. He brings a wealth of understanding about strategy and business functionality, as well as the importance of relationships. He uses these skills to provide exceptional counsel to our firm, so much so that he is not viewed as "outside counsel"; he is viewed as an integral member of our team."

-Robert Underhill
Group Director of Finance
NexTech Materials, Ltd.

"David is a very competent corporate attorney. He has complete knowledge of pertinent law, is an accomplished negotiator, and is very thorough in contract drafting. In addition to his legal expertise, David has a great deal of common sense and business sense, making him a valued business advisor."

-Philip Fullenkamp
Sr. VP-CFO & Treasurer
Celina Insurance Group

"My company has been working with David for about the last five years. I have found his guidance and counsel to be outstanding. We have used other lawyers from large firms from time to time but I have found none that provide the quality, timeliness, or cost effectiveness of David. He also serves as our Corporate Secretary for our Board meetings. In that role, he has provided excellent advice to me and our other Board members. I could not recommend anyone higher."

Office Location

65 East State Street, Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215-4213
United States

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, General Corporate, Health Care, Mergers & Acquisitions)
Health Care Law

Other Information

Gender: Male