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Edward E. Steiner


Ed Steiner practices in the Business Representation & Transactions Practice Group. The focus of his practice is corporate, securities and financing law, where he has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures representing both public and closely-held corporations and other entities. He is part of the team at Keating Muething & Klekamp that has overseen hundreds of acquisition and divestiture transactions in recent years with an aggregate transaction value in the billions of dollars. He also regularly represents investment limited partnerships in venture capital and private equity investment transactions, including investment partnerships that utilize New Markets Tax Credits. He has significant experience in initial and follow-on public offerings of securities, and in representing issuers and investors in private placements of securities. He also regularly represents franchisors and franchisees.

Ed has performed professional legal services for clients such as American Financial Group, Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Kendle International Inc., Seneca Insurance Companies, Tab Products Co., Walnut Private Equity Fund, L.P., Cintas Corporation, Duro Bag Manufacturing Co., Cincinnati New Markets Fund LLC and Uptown Partners Investment Fund LLC. Prior to joining Keating Muething & Klekamp, he was a partner (1990-1993) at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he has taught Corporate Finance (2005-2007) and Venture Capital and Private Equity (2008-2013), and will teach Mergers & Acquisitions.


  • "Setting the Stage: Preliminary Considerations," National Business Institute, August 22, 2007 

Awards & Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2006-2017
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2016
  • Named by Best Lawyers in America as the 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquistion Law in Cincinnati
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2001-2017
  • Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2017; Named one of the Top 50 attorneys in Cincinnati, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio, 2007-2011, and one of the Top 50 Lawyers in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Magazine, 2007-2012


Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Section
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Corporation Law Committee
  • Armstrong World Industries, Board of Directors (2009-2010)
  • Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 579-6468
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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  • Ohio
  • J.D., Yale University, College of Law, 1983
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1980
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1977