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Joseph A. Rideout

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Sharon Lawson

Joseph A. Rideout is a partner in the real estate practice group in the firm's Toledo office.  He has substantial experience in the areas of real estate finance and development, construction law, land use planning and business law.

Joe's practice involves the representation of owners, developers, lenders, investors, contractors and public-private joint ventures in all types of real estate financing and development transactions and projects.

Joe served for twelve (12) years, on Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP's firm-wide management committee, and he is the former chair of the firm's Toledo real estate practice group.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 1989 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, "Toledo Real Estate Lawyer of the Year," 2009
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Toledo-Lucas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc., Board Member, Executive Committee
  • Notre Dame Academy, Board of Trustees
  • Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc./Valentine Theatre, Honorary Board Member
  • St. John's Jesuit High School Foundation, Board Member, Chairman of Board
  • International Samaritan, f/k/a Central American Ministries, Board of Trustees and Past Board Chairman
  • Kids Unlimited, Inc., Emeritus Board Member
  • St. John's Jesuit High School of Toledo, Ohio, past Chairman of Board
  • Toledo Botanical Garden, past Board Chairman
  • Toledo Legal Aid Society, past Board Chairman
  • Child and Family Abuse Prevention Center, past Board Chairman
  • Lucas County Economic Development Corporation, f/k/a Lucas County Improvement Corporation, Past Board Member and Secretary

Alternate biographies



  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1976
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1976