Chip is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance team in Cleveland. He has more than 30 years of experience working in the financial industry as both a lawyer and a banking executive. Chip primarily represents financial institutions in commercial lending, loan restructuring and workout, and all types of loan documentation matters.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Chip worked in the banking industry and gained extensive industry knowledge managing a commercial loan portfolio at a major regional bank.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude, 2000)
  • Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management  (M.B.A., with distinction, 1985)
  • Kenyon College  (A.B., 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Fellow
  • Westwood Country Club, Member and Past President
  • The Union Club of Cleveland, Member