Stephen P. Owendoff
OF COUNSEL | Business Law | Family Business | Middle Market Services | Outside General Counsel Services | Real Estate
Georgetown University, J.D.
B.A., Bowdoin College and B.A., Kent State University
General Corporate - Steve's general corporate practice includes public and private securities offerings for issuers and underwriters, acquisitions and sales of businesses, including branch acquisitions and dispositions for financial institutions.
Family Business - Through the resources of outside family business consulting firms and a series of in-house private seminars on Family Business Practice issues presented by nationally-known family business consultants from the fields of law, psychology and business consulting, Steve has assisted in developing a team approach between senior business and estate planning lawyers working and training together to provide family business clients with a broad perspective they need for legal counseling that is sensitive to both the family and business components of their concerns, plus the technical ability to provide, efficiently, the legal services they may require.
Real Estate - Steve represents owners and developers.
Middle Market Services - General business and legal services of Steve's includes the formation of corporations and limited liability companies. His document creation includes asset purchase, stock purchase, leasing and business agreements. Steve is actively engaged in retainer agreements with entrepreneurial clients providing consultation on routine business matters.
Current In-House Counsel, Liberty Development Company
Former In-House Counsel, Liberty Bank, N.A.
Bond Attorneys' Workshop: Chairman and Steering Committee Board Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers: Director
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Tax Institutes: Panel Chairman
The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Securities Law 1999-2014 (16 consecutive years), AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell.
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association tax institutes: Lecturer
CURRENT AND FORMER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Health Hill Hospital: Board of Trustees
Western Reserve Historical Society: Board of Trustees; Executive Committee
Cleveland Restoration Society: Board of Trustees
John Carroll University: Entrepreneur's Association; Executive Committee
Cleveland Leadership Center: Board of Trustees; Executive Committee
(i)Cleveland: Advisory Board
Cleveland Originals: Board of Trustees
Parmadale: Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Catholic Charities Services Corporation: Board of Trustees
Catholic Charities Corporation: Board of Trustees
Vocational Guidance Services: Board of Trustees; Executive Committee
Hiram College: Advisory Board
Cleveland Council on World Affairs: Board of Trustees
Erieview Catholic High School: Board of Trustees
The Intergenerational School: Board of Trustees
Breakthrough Charter Schools: Board of Trustees
Holy Angels Church: Finance Council
InMotion: Board of Trustees
Cleveland International Hall of Fame: Board of Trustees
Sisters of Notre Dame: Advisory Board