Overview

Grant focuses on the regulation of financial firms such as banks, credit unions, broker-dealers and investment advisors. He has also represented clients in business formations and acquisitions, financial institution mergers, the issuance of public and private securities, equipment leasing matters, corporate reorganization, bankruptcy proceedings and technology matters, including electronic payment systems.

He has represented de novo financial institutions, corporate and natural person credit unions, community banks, and regional and national banking organizations.

Grant is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law and Financial Services Regulation Law, has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® and he is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Grant was recently named Best Lawyers® 2014 Columbus, Ohio Equipment Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” and most recently named Best Lawyers® Columbus, Ohio Financial Services Regulation Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 and 2017. He edits the firm's banking & finance blog, Banking & Finance Law Report.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • Ohio University  (A.B., summa cum laude, 1971)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Law
  • Best Lawyers®, Columbus, Ohio, Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015, 2017
  • Best Lawyers® Columbus, Ohio, Equipment Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2014 
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Banking; Business/Corporate
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Community

  • ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, Board of Trustees
  • Columbus School for Girls, Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Columbus, 1989