As an attorney in the firm’s Business Representation & Transactions Group, Shannon Lawson assists clients with all aspects of their commercial financing and equipment leasing needs. Shannon has successfully negotiated and structured numerous transactions—and has become the go-to source for clients when it comes to solving their complex legal issues within finance and leasing.

Shannon’s services include commercial finance, equipment leasing, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience with secured transactions, asset-based loans, syndicated credit facilities, equipment financing, law firm financing and third-party legal opinions.

Prior to law school, Shannon worked several years as an internal auditor for Ashland Inc., where he led an array of financial and operational audits. He also worked as an internal auditor for E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., a Fortune 100 company, and was a Corporate Accountant at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, now a part of Pfizer.

Professional and Community Involvement

Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program (GCMCP), Board Member and Secretary

Professional Leadership Network (PLN), Mentoring Committee Member

Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati (BLAC), Member

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees

Cincinnati Bar Association, Board of Trustees Member

Awards & Recognition

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022-2023

Leadership Cincinnati, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, XLV

Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers "Associate to Watch", 2021-2022

YLS Cincinnati Leadership Award, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2019

Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce's C-Change Program, 2015-16

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J.D., University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, 2014

B.S., Delaware State University, 2001, cum laude

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