R. James Straus - Frost Brown Todd LLC

R. James Straus

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1993
Phone: 502-568-0221

Jim concentrates his practice on general business planning and problem solving for private and public companies, the buying and selling of companies and other strategic transactions, anti-trust analysis and supply chain design, franchise law and the representation of financial institutions and their directors and advisors.

Yale UniversityBA 1968University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D. 1974
American Bar AssociationKentucky Bar AssociationLouisville Bar AssociationLegal Aid Society

Case History


Involved in a large number of the intra and interstate bank reorganizations and acquisitions over the last decade
Serves as a general business counsel for over 30 regional and community financial institutions

Represents purchasing organizations for the restaurant industry

Captain, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam

Office Location

400 West Market Street, Suite 3200
Louisville, KY 40202-3363
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Louisville Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Louisville Metro Area
R. James Straus has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!R. James Straus has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Enforcement, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory, Securities)
Corporate Law (Antitrust, Banking, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Banking)