James L. Rench

James RenchJames L. Rench is a partner in Stark & Knoll’s Business Services Group. Jim practices in general corporate, corporate transactions and commercial lending. Follow Jim’s frequent postings on issues of interest to corporate practitioners at LinkedIn & Twitter.


Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate Transactions
  • Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Transactions
  • Commercial Lending, Finance and Securities Law

Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts
  • Northern District of Ohio

Jim has been advising clients and advising on mergers and acquisitions for more than 40 years.

Bar Associations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • The Ohio State University, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Juris Doctor, 1973
  • Miami University

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America (Banking)1997– Present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers (Business / Corporate) 2004-2008


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