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James I. Rothschild

Partner, Corporate Practice Co-Administrator
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Felicia Guerrero

James I. Rothschild has substantial experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and real estate development and investment.

Jim has extensive experience in representing both public and private companies in selling and acquiring businesses and business units.  He also regularly represents public companies in connection with their SEC compliance activities and primary and secondary public offerings of equity securities.  He has substantial experience in debt and equity financing.

In the past ten years, Jim has completed over 50 acquisition and disposition transactions.  In the past two years, he has handled, among other things, (1) a stock purchase for an NYSE company with a transaction value of $620 million, (2) a stock sale to a hedge fund with a transaction value of $165 million, (3) a stock purchase for a public company with a transaction value of $175 million, and (4) an asset sale to a hedge fund with a transaction value of $25 million.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2017
  • InterContinental Finance Magazine, 2015, ICFM Leading Lawyers 500

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., The University of Toledo, Valedictorian, Order of the Coif, 1993
  • B.S., Northwestern University, 1987

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1993