James B. Niehaus - Frantz Ward LLP

James B. Niehaus

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 216-515-1611

Jim focuses his practice on competition law, including litigation disputes between competitors and between businesses at different levels of the distribution chain, and counseling clients with respect to distribution and licensing agreements and antitrust and intellectual property matters.  Jim has extensive experience in litigating business disputes in the telecommunications and alcoholic beverages distribution markets and disputes involving claims of unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-compete agreements, breach of franchise agreements and infringement of intellectual property rights.

Jim has assisted clients as national distribution counsel, including counseling clients on how to establish new distribution networks, both domestic and international, and how to restructure dealer networks in compliance with various state and federal dealer and franchising laws.

University of Notre DameBA 1980University of Notre DameJ.D. 1983

Office Location

200 Public Square, Suite 3000
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Other Information

Gender: Male