Mark J. Zummo

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Ohio (1980)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1980)


  • J.D. University of Cincinnati College of Law (1980), Law Review (1978–1980)
  • B.A., University of Virginia (1977), with high distinction, Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Mark J. Zummo

Mr. Zummo is a Partner who joined the firm in 1981. His practice is devoted primarily to corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law. Mr. Zummo has represented family-owned, private, and publicly held businesses in a wide variety of industries, including accounting, architectural and other professional service firms; restaurant and other franchised systems; healthcare providers; and manufacturing and distribution companies. He has worked extensively in the areas of:

  • selection, formation and organization of business entities, including preparation of shareholder, partnership and operating agreements, buy/sell agreements, employment agreements, and stock option, deferred compensation and other executive benefit plans;
  • business succession planning;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • franchising;
  • securities and finance, including initial and secondary public offerings, Exchange Act reporting, private securities offerings, going private transactions, and private equity and venture capital financings; and
  • commercial real estate development, construction and leasing.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Zummo has been a member of several charitable boards.

Memberships & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Leadership Cincinnati Class XXII – 1999


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