James J. McGraw, Jr.

James McGraw is our exclusively recommended Economic Development Services expert in Ohio on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact James directly using the contact details listed above.

As part of Jim’s responsibilities as a Corporate Partner at KMK Law, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KMK Consulting Company LLC, a national Economic Development firm assisting companies in structuring their growth strategies with primary focus on negotiating State and local government incentives, grants, tax credits and related public finance programs generating significant financial benefits to their client projects both in Ohio and across the United States.

Jim has been a nationally recognised economic development consultant for over 40 years during which time he has negotiated numerous creative government incentive packages for Fortune 100 companies to small private companies and entrepreneurs. He has also developed business growth strategies for numerous cities and regions across the US to position them to be competitive and successful. Although Ohio represents much of Jim’s work, he has led client projects across 34 states and 120 cities. Some of Ohio’s most aggressive incentive packages carry the KMK Consulting name. Jim most recently completed a significant public company project involving 5000 new jobs in the Charlotte region. KMK Consulting’s mission is to deliver more than others thought possible.

Jim also represents public and private global and regional companies in healthcare, technology, finance, manufacturing and real estate development. He has served on numerous company and not for profit boards. He resides in Cincinnati and Naples Florida.

Firm Overview:

Delivering timely, innovative results and minimised costs

KMK Law is a nationally recognised law firm of approximately 130 lawyers in Cincinnati, Ohio. We deliver sophisticated legal solutions to individuals and businesses of all sizes — from start-up companies to Fortune 50 corporations.

While the firm has primarily built its reputation in the tri-state area, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, our unwavering client-first approach has helped us establish a national and international presence.

For more than 65 years, KMK Law has been a pillar of the Cincinnati community. The attorneys and staff at KMK Law have dedicated themselves to serving as trusted advisers for private and public companies, non-profits, charity-focused organisations, and individuals from every walk of life.

Whether our counsel is to a multi-billion dollar company, or an individual working to make sure their life’s work is protected for their family and the organisations they support, we are proud and honoured to help those clients achieve their aspirations, every time.

Advisory Excellence Appoints James J. McGraw, Jr. and Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL in Ohio (streetinsider.com)

Joseph J. Dehner

Joseph Dehner is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Ohio on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joe directly using the contact details listed above.

Joseph counsels a wide variety of companies, domestic and foreign, on issues confronting global business, including cross border investment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, global personnel matters, tax, customs and trade issues, structures, distribution and agency agreements and the resolution of international disputes.

Joseph is business counsel to emerging technology and other firms. He represents companies, owners, investors, securities brokerage firms, brokers and public customers in disputes involving the securities laws and claims involving takeovers, fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence and securities statutes, and is a nationally recognised expert in structured settlements.

Joseph Dehner is an honours graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Law School and a member of the Ohio and Florida bars. He has been to 80 countries as long-time chair of his firm’s international practice and podcasts as the Data Privacy Detective.

Firm Overview:

Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm with more than 500 lawyers across our nine-state footprint. Dedicated to refining the art of client service, we leverage technical, industry and legal knowledge and hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base, from leading multinationals to small, entrepreneurial companies.

Ohio is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty U.S. states, it is the 34th-largest by area, and with a population of nearly 11.8 million, is the seventh-most populous and tenth-most densely populated.

Brian D. Joslyn

Brian Joslyn’s decision to become a criminal defence attorney was shaped by unique personal hardship. His life has been and remains a testament to the pursuit of justice for those subjected to overzealous law enforcement. He firmly believes in the dignified, respectful treatment of every person before the law.

In his late teens, Brian was a victim of police brutality. This experience was the catalyst in his goal to defend the rights of others. While attending a campus block party at Ohio State University, Brian stood on a private lawn holding a milk carton. As the crowds grew, police arrived to maintain order. Instead, utter chaos ensued. The assembly of students was thrown into disarray as the police sprayed tear gas everywhere. Brian was hit in the forehead with a tear gas canister, a blow which threw him to the ground and nearly rendered him unconscious. Frightened and disoriented, he remained in a defenceless posture, while inhaling fumes from the canister at his side. People stampeded by him in fear. Those who didn’t flee were arrested.

As he lay injured on the ground, a police officer approached Brian and hit him on the top and back of his head with a Mag flashlight, splitting his skull open. The officer then proceeded to stomp on Brian’s back and entire body. Notwithstanding Brian’s screams for mercy, the abuse persisted. Four zip ties were then fastened to Brian’s hands behind his back. The officer then picked him up from behind, walked him into an alley about twenty feet away, and slammed his body into the ground, which fractured his right thumb. Repetition of the body slam caused shards of glass to pierce Brian’s forearm. He was then taken to a police paddy wagon, which the police sprayed the back of with mace and shut the doors.

At the hospital, police interrogated Brian despite his request for counsel and refusal to sign any documents. After Brian tested negative for drugs and alcohol, his doctor wanted to administer an anaesthetic for the purpose of stapling his head wounds. The police declined the medication for Brian. As a result, the procedure took place without any numbing agent. During intake at the jail, officers ridiculed Brian and called him “Zipper Head.” Unbeknownst to Brian, his blood-soaked clothes had been washed, in an effort to destroy evidence. Ultimately, Brian’s blood-stained wallet and paper money testified to the police officers’ conduct. Nevertheless, Brian’s problems were far from over. He was formally charged on five false counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to leave the scene of an emergency, rioting, and disorderly conduct.

Ultimately, Brian was acquitted of all charges at trial. Following the trial, Brian began working for a law office, where he remained for five years, assisting with his cases and developing a deep understanding of the criminal law. In light of Brian’s ordeal, his compassion for those faced with criminal charges was evident to everyone he encountered.

Brian has developed a profound affinity for criminal law, received his law degree, and has devoted his life to principles of fairness and justice in the treatment of his clients and the outcomes he seeks on their behalf.