Shawn Young

Protecting your business is our business.

Shawn Young has more than 28 years of experience as a general business and corporate lawyer. Her practice includes 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, real estate, commercial litigation, and appellate practice. 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


  • 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
  • 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 Business Courier
  • 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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