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James F. White, Jr.

Counsel, Former Chairman of Management Committee
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Sherry Okorowski

Jim is a dedicated and business savvy attorney whose many years of practice, paired with his experience serving on numerous privately held and public boards, gives him a broad business background. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies in all areas of corporate practice, including matters relating to:

  • Compliance with:
    • Securities laws
    • Corporate governance
    • Compensation
    • Mergers
    • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Corporate governance
  • Private and public securities financing
  • Venture capital placements
  • Tax
  • Family succession planning
  • Estate planning
  • Real estate development

He acts as the “general counsel” for many of the privately-held companies he represents, who have revenues ranging for $5 million to over $1 billion.


  • Best Lawyers in America, since inception of publication, 1983 - 2019
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Press Club of Toledo's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • MS Foundation, Northwest Ohio Chapter, Community Service Award
  • Ottawa Hills, Ohio Community Foundation Hall of Fame

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • HCR ManorCare, Board Member
  • ProMedica Health System, Inc., Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Board Member, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • ProMedica Insurance Corporation, Chairman, Board Member, Finance Council
  • The USA Hockey Foundation, Board Member
  • Board Member of many privately held companies
  • Danka Business Systems, PLC, former Board of Directors Member and Audit Committee and Nominations Committee Chairman
  • Arbor Health Care Company, former Board of Directors Member 
  • Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, former Board of Directors Member and Chairman
  • The Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc, former Board of Trustees Member and Chairman
  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., former President and Board of Directors Member
  • Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., former Board of Directors Member and Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee
  • Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Inc., former Board of Trustees Member
  • St. Vincent Medical Center Charitable Foundation, former Board Member and Treasurer
  • The Toledo Opera Association, former Board of Trustees Member

Alternate biographies




  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University, 1967
  • Wharton School of Finance, graduate division, 1966
  • J.D., Ohio State University, 1965
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1962

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1965