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Growing with Our Clients

Strategic.  Proactive.  Entrepreneurial.  Determined.  These are four of the traits that have defined KMK and have enabled KMK’s success as a firm and as the legal advisors to many clients who have grown with us over the past 60+ years.

At KMK we stay ahead of the curve. We are energized to know where the economy is headed and the latest developments within the legal profession. To us, providing the best service means being confident about what we do and accurately delivering timely service with the client’s goals in mind.

As the largest first-generation law firm in Greater Cincinnati, KMK offers the breadth and depth of experience to meet the varied needs of clients from all over the country.  KMK works with small, mid-sized, and large companies, as well as individuals and families.

Small / Emerging Companies and Entrepreneurs.  KMK's Emerging Business Team is an interdisciplinary group of attorneys that works in the areas of business and corporate finance law, tax law, mergers & acquisitions, and litigation, and is dedicated to understanding the unique needs of small / emerging companies and entrepreneurs.  In fact, some of our largest clients now — such as American Financial Group, Inc., and Cintas Corporation — started working with us when they were small, entrepreneurial companies with a handful of employees.  Now they are listed on the Fortune 1000 list of largest companies in the U.S. KMK helps companies of all sizes — including small companies and small companies looking to become large companies.

Mid-Sized Companies.  For more than 60 years, KMK has been helping mid-sized businesses in Cincinnati and around the country, by providing legal services that are tailored to the specific needs of each client.  For some clients, we serve as an "embedded General Counsel" — partnering with the management team to address the company's full range of legal services.  For other clients, we work to address the specific legal needs that arise.  Our attorneys have the breadth of experience and dedication to provide the high quality client service that our mid-sized clients require — and at a value they appreciate. 

Large, National, and  International Companies.  KMK represents 32 companies that appear on the Fortune 1000 list of largest companies in the U.S. — 17 of which are on the Fortune 500 list, 6 of which are on the Fortune 100 list, and 1 company on the Fortune 10 list.   In addition, KMK represents a total of 15 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list, the list of the largest companies in the world.

For some large corporate clients, we partner closely with their General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer to address the company's full range of legal services.  For other clients, we focus on the specific legal areas for which they request our help.  KMK has assisted global companies with matters in a multitude of countries and across several continents, including the following:












Saudi Arabia











The Netherlands



Hong Kong

New Zealand

U.S.  Virgin Islands

Private Client Services.  KMK has a robust Private Client Services Group that understands the sensitive and confidential nature of these matters and works closely with clients to help resolve their legal issues and plan for the future.  Our attorneys work with clients in the areas of sophisticated estate planning strategies and techniques, and they are very knowledgeable and experienced in related areas, including business succession planning, administration of estates and trusts, family law (including divorce and matters related to child custody, guardianships and related family issues), and income and wealth transfer tax matters for individuals, estates, trusts, and family businesses.  In addition, several KMK attorneys have a breadth of experience helping our clients with legal issues pertaining to personal injury and wrongful death, and product liability

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KMK began representing American Financial Group (AFG) in 1959 when Carl Lindner made his first acquisition. Today AFG is a multi-billion dollar operation, operating in all 50 states. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed, indexed, and variable annuities, and a variety of supplemental insurance products. The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

KMK began representing Kendle International Inc. in 1995 when it had only one office in Cincinnati. Acquired by INC Research, Kendle is now a leading global clinical research organization providing the full range of early- to late-stage clinical development services for the world's biopharmaceutical industry. As one of the world's largest global providers of Phase I-IV services, Kendle offers experience spanning more than 100 countries, along with industry-leading patient access and retention capabilities and broad therapeutic expertise, to meet its customers' clinical development challenges.