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Jonathan M. Hiltz


Jon Hiltz is a partner in the firm's Business Representation and Transactions Group. His practice is concentrated in the corporate and finance areas, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Jon has represented both publicly held and private companies in a wide range of business transactions, including, acquisitions and divestitures of existing businesses; the formation of international and domestic joint ventures; and cross-border shipping, distribution and licensing arrangements; as well as representing lenders and borrowers in commercial lending, equipment leasing and finance transactions. He has also represented numerous private company clients in capital formation transactions, including structuring and documenting venture capital and private equity investments, and debt financings.

Jon also regularly counsels clients in connection with pre-merger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and on other federal antitrust compliance matters.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Walter Rice Moot Court Competition Finalist (2004)
  • Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2010-2011, 2017-2018



  • "Killing Two Birds with One Stone - The Proper (Non)Application of Judicial Estoppel: Parker v. Wendy's International, Inc., 365 F.3d 1268 (11th Cir. 2004)" 30 U. DAYTON L. REV. 401 (2005), as republished in Estoppel - Theories and Applications, edited by S Ravi (Amicus Books - The Ifcai University Press 2008)

Mentioned & Quoted

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • University Club of Cincinnati, Board of Governors (2011-2015), President and Chairman of the Executive Committee (2015)
  • Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Trustee (2012-2014)
  • SmartMoney Community Services, Board of Directors & Secretary (2007-2011)
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's C-Change Program, Class of 2009
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2011 Cincinnati Leadership Class
Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
One East Fourth Street
Suite 1400
Cincinnati OH 45202
TEL: (513) 562-1423
FAX: (513) 579-6457

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Practice Areas
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Ohio
  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2006; Editor-in-Chief of Law Review, Moot Court
  • B.S., Miami University, 2003