Shawn Young

Protecting your business is our business.

Shawn Young has more than 30 years of experience as a general business and corporate lawyer. Prior to starting her own law firm in 2013, her practice focused on the representation of small and mid-size companies, counseling and representing clients in a wide array of business matters, including business formation, corporate compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing, insurance, business financing, securities compliance, contract and lease negotiations, commercial transactions, and real estate. Since 2013, her practice has expanded to include the representation of physician and dental groups, and is now focused primarily on complex personal injury, commercial litigation, and legal malpractice defense. She has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating, which is the highest rating attorneys can achieve in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Shawn is a graduate of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1987), where she was the valedictorian of her class, a member of the Order of the Curia, and Articles Editor of the Northern Kentucky University Law Review.


  • General Business
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation
  • Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice


  • Successfully defended and obtained a settlement on favorable terms in a 19-plaintiff personal injury lawsuit alleging multi-million dollars in damages against owner of wastewater treatment facilities throughout U.S.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of national law firm and one of its partners in legal malpractice claim, and successfully defended judgment on appeal in First Appellate District Court of Ohio
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement for the widow and Estate of an individual who was killed in a multi-vehicle trucking accident in northern Ohio
  • Obtained monetary settlement on terms favorable to client in major commercial lease dispute in federal court in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Successfully represented 19 shareholders in the multi-million dollar sale of their company
  • Represented multi-member physician group and negotiated the sale of their practice to a regional hospital network
  • Represented owner of a dental practice and negotiated the terms of the severance of his professional relationship with his departing partner from the practice group
  • Representation of two publicly-held national media holding companies, including the initial public and numerous secondary offerings, the acquisition and divestiture of hundreds of millions of dollars in radio station assets, and related capital restructuring, refinancing and ongoing federal securities compliance
  • Assisted in the initial public offering and asset roll-up for a hospitality industry and real estate investment trust
  • Counsel for numerous clients in the acquisition and divestiture of assets and stock in transactions involving hundreds of millions of dollars of stock and assets, including state and federal securities compliance, real estate, intellectual property, and related issues
  • Successfully defended and obtained full acquittal of an industrial company against prosecution of criminal charges and environmental claims in connection with the workplace death of an employee


  • Cincinnati Bar Association – Grievance Committee
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Recipient of full academic scholarship to Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Valedictorian of law school class Salmon P. Chase College of Law (1987)
  • Potter Stewart Inns of Court student barrister
  • Externship for Honorable S. Arthur Spiegel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Order of the Curia
  • Articles Editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review
  • Recipient, Rebecca Bloom Bettman and John G. Carlisle Memorial Fund Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, 2002 through present
  • Who’s Who in Greater Cincinnati Law


  • Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center Seminar Lecturer on Intellectual Property matters
  • Cincinnati Chapter of MANA (Manufacturers’ Agents National Association) Lecturer on general business and corporate matters
  • Author, “Lemon Reconstituted – Aguilar v. Felton and Public Aid to Parochial Schools”, Vol. 13, Northern Kentucky Law Review 317, 1986
  • “New Federal Law Bans Genetic Discrimination”, Impact, Fall 2008
  • “How Far Apart Are We? (Determining Your Odds of Winning – Las Vegas Style)”, April 2010 issue of Sales Agency Magazine, a publication of MANA, the Manufacturers’ Agents National Association
  • “State Small Business Credit Initiative: Big Growth Opportunities for Small Businesses”, June 6, 2012

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