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James F. White, Jr.

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


Sherry Okorowski

James F. White, Jr. has substantial experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, private and public securities financing, venture capital placements, tax and estate planning and real estate development.

Jim has extensive experience in representing public and private multi-national companies in all areas of corporate practice including matters relating to compliance with securities laws, corporate governance, compensation, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.  He also regularly represents many privately held companies with sales ranging from $5 million to $1 billion and acts as the "general counsel" in many cases.


  • 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
  • ProMedica Health System, Inc., Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Board Member, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • ProMedica Insurance Corporation, Chairman, Board Member, Finance Committee
  • Paramount Insurance Corporation, Chairman of the Board
  • 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