F. Mark Reuter - Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

F. Mark Reuter

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 513-579-6469

Mark Reuter advocates for business clients in transactions, proceedings and conflicts regulated by federal and state securities laws and stock exchange rules.  A partner in the firm’s business representation and transactions group, Mark has extensive experience representing publicly traded and privately owned clients in strategic transactions, executive compensation and equity arrangements, corporate governance, reporting, internal investigations, and administrative actions.  Mark regularly advises management, boards and their committees, and other stakeholders in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade and convertible debt offerings, tender offers, private placements, proxy solicitations, and issues arising under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and state corporate law.

Mark represents American Financial Group, Inc., AtriCure, Inc., Fifth Third Bancorp, Hemagen Diagnostics, Inc., Indiepub Entertainment, Inc., Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation, LSI Industries Inc., Meridian Bioscience, Inc., and Multi-Color Corporation.


Speaking Engagements

  • Securities Law Update, Cincinnati Bar Association, November 12, 2009
  • Key Issues Facing Boards of Directors: Challenges of Securities Regulation, Risk Management & Liability, Directors Roundtable, August 19, 2009
  • Professional Responsibilities of Securities Lawyers, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Aprill 22, 2009 (panelist)
  • Considerations for Public Companies Weathering the Current Market Downturn, Cincinnati Bar Association, March 12, 2009
  • Corporate Investigations: The Developing Rule of In-House Counsel, Keating Muething & Klekamp Seminar, December 12, 2007
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Drafting and Negotiating the Acquisition Agreement, National Business Institute, August 22, 2007


Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Bannockburn Securities, Advisory Board
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Corporation Law Committee
  • Summit Country Day School, Board of Trustees

University of Notre DameBA 1992University of Notre DameJ.D. 1996
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLLBannockburn Securities

Case History

2011 Sell-Side Merger With Debt Solictation — Representation of Nasdaq-listed clinical research organization in $400 million merger transaction involving $150 million consent solicitation and tender offer for Convertible Senior Notes.
2010 Acquisition of Majority Stake of NYSE Amex Company — Representation of German corporation in its acquisition of 70% of the outstanding capital stock of diagnostics company listed on NYSE Amex.
2010 Proxy Solicitation and Hostile Takeover — Representation of financial institution in proxy fight and hostile offers for ESOP shares and all other shares of Nasdaq-listed savings bank holding company.
2008 Cross Border Merger — Representation of Nasdaq-listed specialty insurance company in $1.3 billion merger with German re-insurance corporation.

Client Comments

"Mark did a terrific job in working with our team to negotiate, sign and close a significant transaction. However, I also appreciate the day-to-day support, including the proactive and efficient manner in which he manages work that we assign to him or the firm. "

Office Location

One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Cincinnati Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Cincinnati Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Cincinnati Metro Area
F. Mark Reuter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!F. Mark Reuter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!F. Mark Reuter has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation