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Gregory J. Shope

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


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Greg Shope’s principal areas of practice are corporate/business law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and compliance.

Greg has extensive experience leading acquisitions of all shapes and sizes (both as buyer’s counsel and seller’s counsel).  In 2015, Greg led transactions for local non-profits, regional companies and large multi-national corporations ranging in size from $500,000 to more than $500 million.  

Greg regularly counsels clients regarding joint venture transactions and strategic partnerships, with a particular emphasis on the senior housing industry, and regularly negotiates and drafts employment agreements, buy-sell agreements, management agreements and non-competition agreements.

Greg has extensive experience representing public companies in their capital raising transactions, including offerings of debt and equity securities and extensions of credit, and in connection with their SEC and securities law compliance, including review of Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and proxy statements.  Greg also provides guidance to clients regarding best practices in corporate governance and subsidiary management.

Greg joined Shumaker in 2001 and became a partner in 2010.  He is a past member of the firm’s Professional Development Committee.


  • Ohio Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mobile Meals, Vice President - Development and member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., with honors, The Ohio State University, 2001
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The Ohio State University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2001