Biography

Brock Denton is a partner in the firm's Business Representation & Transactions Group. His practice primarily focuses on representing businesses, investors and entrepreneurs in strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic investments, private equity and venture capital transactions. Brock regularly advises board of directors and senior management of public and privately held companies on a variety of corporate and other matters.

Brock's practice also includes counseling clients on matters relating to the business of professional sports. He represents clients regarding the sale and acquisition of sports franchises; compliance with, and developments in, League rules; broadcast and digital media agreements; stadium matters; intellectual property issues; joint venture agreements; ticketing agreements; and sponsorship and naming rights agreements.

What Clients Say

"Brock Denton impresses those who have worked with him thanks to his efficient approach to transactions. He advises on domestic and international M&A and has good knowledge of franchising and antitrust matters."   - Chambers USA 2014 "Up and Coming" Lawyers Listing

Representative Work

Representation of Fussball Club Cincinnati LLC ("FC Cincinnati") in matters relating to its acquisition and ownership of a Major League Soccer (MLS) team

Representation of public corporation in the acquisition of more than 400 domestic and international companies in the industrial uniform rental, first aid and safety, restroom supply, facilities services, document management and fire protection service industries

Representation of Cintas Corporation in connection with its acquisition of G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) for $2.2 billion

Representation of public corporation in the divestiture of more than fifty funeral homes and cemeteries located throughout the United States

Representation of Cintas Corporation in connection with a joint venture with Shred-it International Inc. to combine their document shredding and paper recycling businesses into a combined entity with annual revenues in excess of $600 million and operations in seventeen countries

Representation of Cintas Corporation in connection with the sale of its investment in Shred-It International Inc. to Stericycle, Inc. for $2.3 billion

Representation of American Financial Group, Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Summit Holdings Southeast Inc. and its related companies from Liberty Mutual Insurance for approximately $250 million

Representation of Futbol Club Cincinnati LLC in connection with matters relating to its United Soccer League (USL) Soccer Club

Representation of Cintas Corporation in connection with the divestiture of its document storage and imaging business to Access CIG, LLC

Representation of majority owner in the sale of units in The Cincinnati Reds LLC

Representation of Cintas Corporation in connection with the acquisition of certain assets of Coyne Textile Services under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

Representation of a private equity fund in the acquisition of a private corporation that provides executive recruiting services to Fortune 500 clients

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association, Admissions Committee, Chair

Goering Center for Family & Private Business (University of Cincinnati), Former Member of Board of Advisors 

Association for Corporate Growth, Member

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XII

The Supreme Court of Ohio, Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's C-Change Program, Class of 2007

Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, Board of Directors (2003-2007); Advisory Board (2007-2008)

Cincinnati Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2014-2015

Named to Chambers USA 2014 “Up and Coming” Lawyers List

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2019

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2014-2019

Named to Cincy Leading Lawyers, 2018-2019

Named to Ohio Rising Stars, 2005-2013

Named to The M&A Advisor 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor Category, 2013 

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Best Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Super Lawyers (Don't Delete)
  • Forty Under Forty - DBD 2013
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers
  • Peer Review (Don't Delete)

News & Resources

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky

Education

J.D., Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, 2000, magna cum laude, Order of the Curia, Symposium Editor Northern Kentucky Law Review

B.S., University of Kentucky, 1997, cum laude, Accounting

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