McDonald Hopkins

Service Partner


In an environment where change is the only constant, the professional team at McDonald Hopkins understands that delivering value to its clients is directly related to its ability to anticipate and adjust rapidly and in the most appropriate manner. With a rich heritage stretching back to the early 1920's, McDonald Hopkins has successfully demonstrated an ability to guide clients through the ever-changing landscape that has confronted businesses for decades.

McDonald Hopkins is a full-service law firm with over 90 attorneys in offices located in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. McDonald Hopkins "McDonald Hopkins is a full-service law firm with over 90 attorneys in offices located in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio."provides legal services to clients through five practice departments: Business, Litigation, Business Restructuring, Health Care and Estate Planning & Probate. Within each of these departments are a wide variety of highly specialized services, all of which are focused on meeting the unique challenges that confront companies and individuals who own and manage these enterprises.

Business Law Services

Business Law is the firm's largest department, and its attorneys have earned a reputation for being effective business counselors who regularly work with clients' financial advisors, accountants, bankers and other professionals, providing legal services that support clients' business goals.

McDonald Hopkins' Business Department provides comprehensive business law services to entities ranging in size from newly-formed, closely-held enterprises to publicly-traded multinational corporations. Ten specialty practice groups within the department, in combination with the services offered by other departments of the firm, permit us to assure clients both general counsel and specific expertise.

Private Capital and Technology Services

Within the Business Department is the firm's Private Capital and Technology Practice Group. Our Private Capital and Technology Group counsels entrepreneurs, early stage companies, angel investors and capital funds in evaluating, structuring and negotiating a wide array of investment transactions and acquisitions. The group often counsels clients with respect to technology licensing, intellectual property protection and development, strategic alliances, E-commerce and related matters. From biotech to manufacturing, the group serves the emerging Midwest high technology economy as well as the traditional private capital market.

McDonald Hopkins' Commitment to the Community

Our attorneys, individually and as a group, strive to make significant contributions to the community of Northeast Ohio. Much of the time, these contributions take the form of leadership, financial, and other volunteer roles. For instance, our attorneys hold leadership roles in a variety of nonprofits, including: Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, the Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, the Cleveland Sports Commission, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Zoological Society, the American Red Cross, and Project Learn. We are proud of all of our attorneys who volunteer to take the lead in community, civic, professional and educational organizations. We believe the work of these attorneys is a reflection of the firm's own commitment to the community.