Steven Howard Roth

Associate
Cleveland
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.615.4849
F 216.623.0134
P 216.615.4849 | F 216.623.0134



Overview

Mr. Roth's practice focuses on the areas of corporate/business transactions, real estate, intellectual property, and sports, media and entertainment law. He represents and counsels companies of all sizes on mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, copyright and trademark matters, franchise development, debt and equity financing, business formation, and construction projects. In addition, he regularly represents and advises borrowers and lenders in complex banking and finance transactions and assists startup businesses as they tackle everything from entity formation and growth to capital funding and securities law compliance. Mr. Roth also represents numerous media personalities, athletes, companies, and recording artists in contract negotiations for marketing/endorsement deals, recording and publishing contracts, and production agreements for podcast series, reality tv shows, and motion pictures.

Prior to joining Roetzel, Mr. Roth worked for several private and public businesses and organizations, including as in-house counsel for a private equity company and as a legal consultant for a multi-billion dollar steel company. He has also worked for multiple professional sports teams, including NFL and NBA franchise teams, governing bodies, and sports agencies. Leveraging his background and expertise, Mr. Roth not only provides his clients with a full range of legal services, but also tackles matters that go well beyond the black letter of the law.

Experience
  • Represented several holding companies in a $21 million CMBS refinancing of commercial plazas
  • Represented engineering firm in $6 million construction agreement for new headquarters
  • Represented insurance agency in asset purchase acquisition of another agency for $3 million
  • Represented a chemical company in $6 million asset purchase deal
  • Represented manufacturing company in its $25 million purchase of a manufacturing company’s assets
  • Represented multiple mining companies in $15 million stock purchase agreement
  • Represented holding company in a $20 million commercial shopping center refinancing
  • Represented company in $25 million commercial shopping center renovation refinancing, and anchor tenant leasing
  • Represented company in connection with $3.2 million purchase of residential apartment building
Services

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, M.B.A., Banking & Finance
  3. Case Western Reserve University, B.A., - Sociology
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo - 2014, 2015

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth - Cleveland Chapter
Community Affiliations
  • Flashstarts, Inc., Mentor (2014)
  • Eden Garden Condo Association Board of Directors, President

Insights

  1. Articles
    "Music Licensing Basics for Brick and Mortar Business Owners" - Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce (October 2016)
    Keller v. Electronic Arts: How Copyright Law Precludes Electronic Arts' First Amendment Defense - Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, Volume 13, Issue 1 (Fall 2011)
  2. Presentations
    "Intellectual Property Law in Transactions - Trademark and Copyrights" - Lake County Bar Association (Sep 26, 2018)
    "Protecting Intellectual Property in Your Small Business: Trademarks and Copyrights" - Lakeland Community College/Ohio Small Business Development Center (Jul 19, 2018)
    "Marathons, Runs, and Races Law" - National Business Institute (Jul 26, 2017)
    "Music Law 101" - National Business Institute (Jun 11, 2015)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Adds Seven Attorneys in Ohio and Florida (Apr 11, 2019)

Overview

Mr. Roth's practice focuses on the areas of corporate/business transactions, real estate, intellectual property, and sports, media and entertainment law. He represents and counsels companies of all sizes on mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, copyright and trademark matters, franchise development, debt and equity financing, business formation, and construction projects. In addition, he regularly represents and advises borrowers and lenders in complex banking and finance transactions and assists startup businesses as they tackle everything from entity formation and growth to capital funding and securities law compliance. Mr. Roth also represents numerous media personalities, athletes, companies, and recording artists in contract negotiations for marketing/endorsement deals, recording and publishing contracts, and production agreements for podcast series, reality tv shows, and motion pictures.

Prior to joining Roetzel, Mr. Roth worked for several private and public businesses and organizations, including as in-house counsel for a private equity company and as a legal consultant for a multi-billion dollar steel company. He has also worked for multiple professional sports teams, including NFL and NBA franchise teams, governing bodies, and sports agencies. Leveraging his background and expertise, Mr. Roth not only provides his clients with a full range of legal services, but also tackles matters that go well beyond the black letter of the law.

Experience
  • Represented several holding companies in a $21 million CMBS refinancing of commercial plazas
  • Represented engineering firm in $6 million construction agreement for new headquarters
  • Represented insurance agency in asset purchase acquisition of another agency for $3 million
  • Represented a chemical company in $6 million asset purchase deal
  • Represented manufacturing company in its $25 million purchase of a manufacturing company’s assets
  • Represented multiple mining companies in $15 million stock purchase agreement
  • Represented holding company in a $20 million commercial shopping center refinancing
  • Represented company in $25 million commercial shopping center renovation refinancing, and anchor tenant leasing
  • Represented company in connection with $3.2 million purchase of residential apartment building

Education

  1. Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
  2. Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, M.B.A., Banking & Finance
  3. Case Western Reserve University, B.A., - Sociology
    • cum laude

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio

Recognitions

  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo - 2014, 2015

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Sports Lawyers Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth - Cleveland Chapter
Community Affiliations
  • Flashstarts, Inc., Mentor (2014)
  • Eden Garden Condo Association Board of Directors, President

Insights

  1. Articles
    "Music Licensing Basics for Brick and Mortar Business Owners" - Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce (October 2016)
    Keller v. Electronic Arts: How Copyright Law Precludes Electronic Arts' First Amendment Defense - Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law, Volume 13, Issue 1 (Fall 2011)
  2. Presentations
    "Intellectual Property Law in Transactions - Trademark and Copyrights" - Lake County Bar Association (Sep 26, 2018)
    "Protecting Intellectual Property in Your Small Business: Trademarks and Copyrights" - Lakeland Community College/Ohio Small Business Development Center (Jul 19, 2018)
    "Marathons, Runs, and Races Law" - National Business Institute (Jul 26, 2017)
    "Music Law 101" - National Business Institute (Jun 11, 2015)
  3. Firm News
    Roetzel Adds Seven Attorneys in Ohio and Florida (Apr 11, 2019)