Mr. Stith’s career of almost 50 years in the Cincinnati legal community includes advising clients on matters of general business and corporate law; business structure, organization, and governance; securities law; fiduciary responsibilities, indemnification, and insurance coverage of directors and officers; mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions; capital formation, including venture capital; and complex contract issues. He has long been a leader in both the legal profession and the Cincinnati business community and has substantial involvement with the nonprofit sector. He has extensive experience in working with public companies as well as with entrepreneurial businesses.
Mr. Stith served as outside general counsel for the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce (now the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber) for nearly 20 years. In addition, he has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America® since 1993 in the area of Corporate Law.
Mr. Stith has been the recipient of numerous awards for professional excellence and community service. As president of the Ohio State Bar Association in 2006-2007, Mr. Stith is credited with overseeing that organization’s transformational strategic plan and initiating an in-depth review of its Constitution and other governance issues. He has been a key advocate of several measures, including entrepreneurial activities, that have enabled the OSBA to continue as one of the most effective professional organizations in the United States.