Rob Lesan is co-leader of the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group. He has broad experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures encompassing both public and private acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, co-investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters. 

Rob has substantial experience in technology transactions, representing firm clients in matters ranging from traditional software licensing and development to structuring sophisticated cloud services offerings. Rob is a co-chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Team.

In addition to his M&A and technology focus, Rob also acts in a general counsel capacity for numerous firm clients. He has advised clients such as Cintas Corporation, AtriCure, Inc., American Financial Group, Inc., Belcan Corporation, 84.51 LLC, Orchard Holdings Group, LLC, Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Benchmark Digital Partners, LLC, Escort, Inc. and Aero Fulfillment Corporation.

Rob is a former member of the Board of Directors at Keating Muething & Klekamp and also serves on the firm's Diversity Committee.

Representative Work

Represented AtriCure, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of nContact, Inc. for approximately $100 million in cash and stock.

Represented Belcan Corporation in connection with its acquisition by AE Industrial Partners for an undisclosed amount.

Represented Great American Financial Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of American Financial Group, Inc., in connection with the divestiture of its long term care and medical supplemental insurance businesses.

Represented AtriCure, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. for up to $60 million in cash and stock.

Professional and Community Involvement

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Kenzie's Closet, Board Member

PreventionFIRST!, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee

Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Class XVIII (2013), Fellow

Awards & Recognition

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ,"Up and Coming", 2021-2022

Named to Ohio Rising Stars

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News & Resources

Speaking Engagements


Blog Posts


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J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2005, cum laude, Law Review

B.S., The Ohio State University, 2000, magna cum laude


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