Gregory P. Amend

  • Areas of Practice

    • Litigation

I am a commercial litigator and trusted business advisor to my clients. I help a wide array of business owners, from locally owned entities to Fortune 500 companies, avoid and resolve disputes. I’ve handled numerous arbitrations, depositions, bench trials, jury trials, and appellate work in state and federal courts, as well as a variety of alternative dispute resolution forums.


I take a holistic approach when helping businesses avoid legal issues. I first want to understand your business, identify and manage the risks you are taking, and guide you through every stage of your business cycle. My goal is to assist my clients in avoiding the time, hassle and expense of litigation. However, if litigation proves necessary, my clients can rest assured that I have the experience and proven ability to represent and protect their interests.


I strive to to develop a long-term relationship with, and provide increasing value to, my clients and their businesses. It is important to me that I maintain a high level of trust and confidence with clients so you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you have a knowledgeable and skilled attorney on your side.


  • Experience
      • Represents and counsels businesses, business owners and individuals, and financial institutions on a variety of business and commercial issues
      • Has extensive experience litigating a wide range of civil disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, shareholder/member disputes, commercial leases, breach of fiduciary duty, deceptive practices/business torts, landlord/tenant issues, restrictive covenants and other employment-related matters, along with commercial paper, securities and other general business matters
      • Has experience practicing before state and federal Courts, as well as litigating in a variety of arbitration forums, including the American Arbitration Association, FINRA and the Better Business Bureau
      • Prior to joining the firm, worked as an associate at Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz LLP
      • Previously served as a summer clerk to United States Magistrate Judge David E. Peebles of the Northern District Court of New York
  • Education & Admissions
      • Syracuse College of Law, Syracuse, New York (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006)
      • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001)
    • Admissions
      • Ohio Bar (2006)
      • U.S. District Court of Ohio, Northern District (2007)
      • United States Bankruptcy Court of Ohio (2007)
      • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Awards & Honors
      • Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars™ (2008-2009, 2011-2017), as voted by his peers
      • Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Award (2014)
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
      • Board Member: Revere Schools Foundation
      • Executive Committee Member: Summit County Republican Party
      • Member: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter
      • Alumni Advisor: Alpha Sigma Phi, Gamma Zeta Chapter (BGSU)
      Past Affiliations
      • Elected Chairperson: Meritas Leadership Institute
    • Associations
      • Member: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
      • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Presentations & Publications
    • <strong>Presentations:</strong> <ul> <li>"How to Get It In: Evidentiary Issues in Bankruptcy Hearings," William J. O’Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute (2017)</li> <li>"When Construction Projects Hit the Skids," Panel Discussion, YouDig? Symposium (2017)</li> <li>"The Devil is in the Details: Making Sense of Standard Terms &amp; Conditions" Breakfast with Buckingham (2016)</li> <li>"3 Tips for Being an Effective Witness," <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Breakfast with Buckingham</a> (2015)</li> </ul> <strong>Publications:</strong> <ul> <li>"<a href=";utm_source=ccl-weekly&amp;utm_campaign=ccl-weekly-20170618&amp;email_realestate">Above and beyond the practice of law: Delivering exceptional client service in a competitive legal market</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland Business</em> (2017)</li> <li>"<a href="">Dealing in 'Good Faith'</a>," <em>Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal</em> (2016)</li> <li>"<a href="">Protect your personal assets from corporate liabilities: Three tips to keeping your 'corporate veil' intact</a>" <em>Crain's Cleveland Business</em> (2016)</li> <li>"<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Three tips for negotiating arbitration provisions that could impact your bottom line</a>," <em>Crain's Cleveland Business' Akron Edition Guest Blog</em> (2015).</li> <li>“Avoid Having to Litigate the Same Case Twice” in <em>Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations Bar Journal</em>’s November Business Litigation edition (2014).</li> </ul>