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Charles "Chuck" D. Niehaus
Managing Partner

Charles Niehaus

Charles D. Niehaus has represented corporate and business clients for over 37 years on a wide range of business issues including securities, venture capital, corporate, banking, international law, and renewable energy matters.

Chuck's Principal Focus Includes

  • Advising clients in all aspects of corporate formation, including preparing limited liability company agreements, executive employment agreements, employee equity plans, and securities compliance.

  • Representation of start-up companies in venture capital financing. Preparation of Private Placement Memorandum and Series A, B, and C stage financing documents.

  • Representation of financial institutions in formation, acquisitions, shareholder matters, commercial lending, bank litigation, and regulatory compliance.

  • Assist clients in the implementation of global expansion and sourcing strategies throughout Europe and Asia.


Chuck graduated from the University of Toledo Law School (J.D., 1986) and Lawrence Technological University (B.S., Civil Engineering, 1982). He is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association. Chuck currently serves on the Board of Directors of a publicly held bank holding company and its subsidiary bank. Chuck also serves on a number of charitable boards.


  • J.D. - University of Toledo Law School, 1986

  • B.S. - Lawrence Technological University, 1982

    • Civil Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Ohio, 1986

Professional Associations

  • Toledo Bar Association

  • Ohio Bar Association

  • American Bar Association