Gary Kreider concentrates his practice in the areas of securities regulation compliance, public offerings, private offerings, mergers and acquisitions and business planning and formation. He was an Adjunct Professor in securities regulation at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is past Chairman of the Corporation Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Gary has served as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc., and has been called as an expert witness in corporate and securities cases.

Representative Work

Handled IPOs for companies such as Cintas Corporation, Comair, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Meridian Bioscience, Inc., LSI Industries Inc., Multi-Color Corporation, Exide Corp., Durakon Industries, Inc., Kendle International Inc. and Provident Financial Group, Inc.

Numerous other public offerings for IPO clients and others such as American Financial Group, Chiquita Brands International, Inc, Standard Register, Meritage Hospitality Group Inc. and Hemagen Diagnostics, Inc.

Experience in going private transactions

Representation of clients in hostile proxy contests

Professional and Community Involvement

American Bar Association, Chairman, Securities Subcommittee on Real Estate Syndications and Condominiums, 1977-1979

Cincinnati Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1969-1971

Ohio State Bar Association, Chairman, Corporation Law Committee, 2003-2004

LSI Industries Inc., Director

Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Board Secretary

New Richmond Ohio Board of Education, former President

The University Club of Cincinnati, Governor and Secretary

The Travel Club of Cincinnati, Director and Treasurer

Awards & Recognition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2004-2014

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1987-2021

Named to Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004-2011

Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Ohio, Cincinnati Magazine, 2004, 2008

Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2010-2011 contained this statement: "Gary Kreider attracts clients with his 'phenomenal judgment.'  His practice focuses on public company transactional and regulatory advice."

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  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1964

M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1961

B.A., University of Cincinnati, 1960, with honors

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