Howard Bobrow - Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Howard Bobrow

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 216-706-3953

HOWARD BOBROW is a business and transactional lawyer in our Business & Finance practice group.  His practice is primarily devoted to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital. 

Howard is a trusted advisor to private equity funds, venture capital funds, and emerging growth companies.  He counsels private equity and venture capital funds and other institutional investors, as well as angel investors, on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation, and private placements.


Howard has a wide range of experience with structuring and closing a myriad of early-stage and growth-stage capital formation transactions, including technology validation, technology transfer, technology licensing, seed investment, early-stage investment and follow-on investment transactions. 

Howard also represents private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their organization and formation, the fundraising process, governance matters, investments in portfolio companies, and compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers of Act of 1940. 
Howard serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Venture Association.  He has also guest lectured at the Weatherhead School of Management on the topics of the economics and structure of private equity and venture capital.

Miami UniversityBA 1992Case Western Reserve Law SchoolJ.D. 1996

Client Comments

"Howard Bobrow has built the premier venture capital law practice in Northeast Ohio. He has breadth of experience and access to national resources. He is at the forefront of trends in the profession. He is both a good attorney and a wise business advisor."

-Jonathan Murray
Managing Director
Early Stage Partners, LP

"As a result of his experience, Howard has a strong understanding of complex transaction issues and works diligently to remove deal impasses with creative solutions."

"Howard is the most practical, business-minded, and client-focused attorney I have ever known. He truly provides counsel to his clients, helping them choose and navigate the simplest and most appropriate course of action. I use Howard for my own Venture Capital Law needs, and I refer him to all of my clients. "

-Amy Fulford
Managing Partner

Office Location

200 Public Square, Suite 3500
Cleveland, OH 44114-2302
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law of the Cleveland Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Venture Capital Law of the Cleveland Metro Area
Howard Bobrow has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Howard Bobrow has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Funds, Venture Capital)
Venture Capital Law (Biotechnology, Fund Formation, Private Equity)