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John D.Cottingham


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John D.Cottingham


Focus Areas

  • “Negotiating Liability Allocation Provisions in Customer Contracts,” Cleveland, October 2013
  • “Don’t Get Burned: Allocating Risk in Commercial Contracts,” Florham Park, New Jersey, July 2012
  • “Empowering the Purchasing Department,” Mobile, Alabama, June 2011
  • “Issues in Commercial Contracts,” Orlando, November 2010
  • “Valuation and Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions,” Cincinnati, September 2010
  • “Contract Drafting in Downturns,” Cincinnati, June 2009
  • “Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions,” Cincinnati, September 2008
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions – Setting the Stage: Preliminary Considerations,” Cincinnati, August 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 to 2024 for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Listed in Legal 500 in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014, 2017 and 2018

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Community Activities

  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Agency Audit Review Committee


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Michigan, B.S.E., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • New York (inactive)
  • Ohio