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Benjamin S. Zacks

Counselor and dedicated legal executive with over 43 years' experience in management, strategy, and execution of legal matters, in Business, Development & Capital, Real Estate & Land Use, Taxation, Technology, Constitutional Rights, Estate Planning & Probate, Special Family Needs, Elder Care & Health Care, Intellectual Property, Asset Preservation and wealth transfers, and Non-Profit & Social Entrepreneurism, from a transactional, litigation, political, financial and management perspective.  BOARDROOM. COURTROOM.

Consummate entrepreneurial focus in the representation of businesses, physicians, start-ups and individuals in connection with business formation, restructuring, wealth planning, asset preservation, attorney & professional service succession, debtor creditor rights and estate planning. 

Experience as a strategic legal business planner for local and national non-profits, manufacturing, high tech, internet, technology, computers, software, auto dealerships, real estate developers/builders, medical offices and professional service businesses and governmental affairs. 

Notable strategic business matters include architecting international currency trading platform for $3 Billion client opportunity, $300 Million dollar business to grow to $500 Million; reorganized a $120 Million dollar business under succession plan, rezoned industrial park for $20 Million auto sales location, domain names sold for seven figures, successful capital formation and fundraising for entrepreneurs from $200k to $50M among other significant commercial & residential developments, numerous start-ups and individual business formations and in complex litigation matters.

Recent Case Results

  • Precedent Setting Decision State of Ohio ex rel. T&R Properties, Inc v. Delaware County Board of Elections, Ohio Supreme Court Case No. 02-1817 Read On

  • Precedent Setting Decision J.D. Partnership, et al., v. Berlin Township Board of Trustees, Fifth District Court of Appeals of Ohio; Case No. 01 CEA 06-018, 01 CEA 10-057, Cert denied. Read On

  • Notable Transactions and strategic business matters include architecting international currency trading platform for $3 Billion client opportunity in Europe, $300 Million dollar business to grow to $500 Million; reorganized a $120 Million dollar business under succession plan, rezoned industrial ... Read On

Professional Licenses & Education

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio 1988                                                                   
  • State of Arizona (inactive) 1989                                                                
    • 1990 Graduate of the Harvard Negotiation Project; Ohio Bar College
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio 1988                   
  • United States Tax Court 2017

Education & Degrees


Capital University Law School, Juris Doctor                                                           

Honors: Law Review; Dean's List; Business Editor Law Review; Moot Court Board Chief Justice; Order of the Barrister. 

Published Author: Capital University Law Review, Volume 16-3, Comment: Chapter 7 Dismissal Section 707 (b); The Impact upon the Consumer Creditor, The Bankrupt and the Court. Proposals for the Future. 

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity 

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts        1985                                                 

Independent  Major: “American Jurisprudence”:  combining four (4) majors in upper level courses in Business,  Political Science, Communication, & English: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Communications Dept.

University of Arizona                    Tucson, AZ   1978-1980          Pre-law

Work Experience

Founder & Principal Member, Zacks Law LLC


  • 2 Attys./3 paralegal/legal assts.
  • Concentration in complex transactional and litigation matters for 

Business, Real Estate, Health Care, Technology, Energy, Constitutional Rights, Taxation & Start-ups

Practice Areas: Business, Development & Capital, Real Estate & Land Use, Taxation, Technology, Constitutional Rights, Estate Planning & Probate, Special Family Needs, Elder Care, Attorney & Licensed Professionals Succession Planning & Health Care Professionals.

Specialized Services -General Counsel; Advisory; Fin-Tech; Non-Profit & Social Entrepreneurism

Founder: Power Law Network

Founder & Principal Member, Zacks Law Group, LLC


  • 5 Attys./3 paralegal) Boutique
  • Concentration in complex transactional and litigation matters for 

Business, Real Estate, Health Care, Technology, Governmental & Tax 

Founder,  Power Law Network,


Serve as General Counsel & Advisory Roles  BOARDROOM & AVOIDING COURTROOM

 Industry Experience 1989-Present

  • Finance & Capital Formation
  • Restaurants
  • Office, Condominium, Multi-Use, Land Developers & Home Builders
  • Non-Profit
  • Medical Practices
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Retail

Vice Chairman & CLO, Leader Technologies, LLC

1997- 2002

Software Company

Of Counsel, Schottenstein, Zox & Dunn (kna Ice Miller)


  • (100 Atty. Business/Tax Litigation Firm)
  • Emphasizing Real Estate law including site development, financing, construction, leasing zoning and buy/sell, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Strategic Business Planning for Middle Market Companies and their Principals, Entrepreneurial Law and Commercial Litigation. *

Senior Associate, Ulmer & Berne- Cols, Ohio Office


  • (120 Atty. Cleveland Firm) [* =same practice emphasis as SZD above.]

Associate, Schrim & Greenwald aka Greenwald & Assoc.


  • (12 Atty. Business, Litigation  & Real Estate Firm)
  • Emphasizing auto dealer law, mergers & acquisitions, zoning & land use, litigation and estate planning.

Partner, Abroms, Weisz, Everson & Zacks fka Abroms & Weisz


  • (8 Atty. General Practice Firm, law clerk 1985-88, Assoc. 88-90)
  • Emphasizing auto law, business, real estate, commercial collection & litigation, domestic, personal injury, and taxation; firm marketing, budgeting & associate development.

Para-Legal/Asst. Adm. Manager,


Luper, Neidenthal & Logan  Co., LPA (fka Zacks, Luper & Wolinetz Co. L.P.A.)

(while attending college & co-managing 328 unit apartment complex)

  • (Supported growth from 14 to 25 Atty. Staffing, business, tax, collection, bankruptcy, family & real estate law firm)                                                                   
  • Researching, court filing, process serving, preparing witnesses, title searches, archiving, abstracting, inventory management, legal research, investigations, document drafting, computer training and applications, administering time and billing systems.
  • Work, support and create collection monitoring and time & billing systems for firm, and supporting collections and insurance subrogation practice groups.

Resident Manager, Colony Club Apartments


  • (328 units) –while attending college then law school 
  • Supervising maintenance personnel, bookkeeping, billings and lease negotiations.

Presentations & Seminar Authorships

Over 100 different seminars and webcasts on specific legal topics 

Accountant Information Market

  • Limited Liability Company Foundational Drafting Concepts    2010                 
    Pitfalls & Issues for Accountants
  • Do's & Don'ts of Limited Liability  Companies     2009                                

FranNet of Central & Southeastern Ohio

  • Legal Issues Workshop – Franchise Agreements, Contracts, Brand & Recipes     2017

National Business Institute, Inc. -Eau Claire & Altoona, Wisc. 

  • National Webinars Broadcast 10 Hours on Drafting LLC Operating Agreements     2015, 2016                    

CLE Live Teaching 

  • Advanced Business Contracts- Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know...     2019, 2018, 2016
  • Zoning Getting to YES     2017
  • Zoning Land Use     2017
  • How to Draft Wills & Trusts -Ethics Portion Presentation     2016                                                                                                                                   
  • Commercial Real Estate from A to Z     2016
  • Law Of Servitudes     2015                                                                       
  • Ohio Advanced Real Estate Seminar     2014
  • Frac law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Concerns     2014
  • LLC Seminar     2014                                                                                                                                                                                  
  •  Residential Landlord Tenant Law     2014                                                                                           
  • Tax Exempt Organizations: From Start to Finish     2013

` Restructuring & Terminating Exempt Organizations” Procedures & Pitfalls

Advising on Operational Issues”

“Ethical Considerations for the Exempt Organization Practitioner”

  •  Advanced Trust Strategies     2013                                                                                                  
  •  Property Taking Through Eminent Domain 2012                                                                                   
  • Tax Exempt Organizations: From Start to Finish     2011

` Restructuring & Terminating Exempt Organizations” Procedures & Pitfalls

Advising on Operational Issues”

“Ethical Considerations for the Exempt Organization Practitioner”

  • LLCs: From Formation To Special Uses     2011

         `Recent Trends & Developments in LLCS'

         ‘Securities Law Issues & Answers in LLCs' 

  • Advanced Asset Protection Strategies for Corporations, Family Limited  2010 Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies” 
  • “How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance”     2010

-Dealing With Unrelated Business Income 

-Ethical Considerations, Rules of Professional Conduct as They Apply to Nonprofits, Abusing Tax-Exempt Status for Financial Gains, Attorney-Client Confidentiality vs. Disclosure to IRS & Conflicts of Interest in Managing Funds 

  • “Corporate Recovery & Restructuring –Tele-Seminar”     2009
  • “Common Interest Community Issues in a Distressed Market- Legal Implications of Takeovers”                                                                                   
  • “Drafting LLC Agreements-Essential Skills & Hands-on Training- Ethics”     2008 & 2009                                                                                             
  • “ Ethics & Estate Planning “     2008
  • “ LLC Foundational Drafting Concepts- Ethical Considerations”     2007           
  • Strategies for Proper Trust Creation”                                               
  • Key Eminent Domain Concepts”     2006                                                     
  • Current Issues in Subdivision Annexation and Zoning Law     2003
  • Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies for the Advanced Practitioner in Ohio
  • The Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in Ohio
  • “Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision Annexation and Zoning Law”     2002
  • Land Use for Paralegals”
  • Ohio Land Use Law and Update”     1994

Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants                                             

The Dos and Don'ts of LLCs and Other Corporate Structures     2012 & 2010.

Columbus Board of Realtors                                                                

  • Everything You Need to Know to Sell Condominium”     2006                     
  • Condominiums- Representing the Purchaser     2005                                                       
  • Everything You Need to Know to Sell Condominiums     2005
  • Condominium Organization and Concepts”     2002
  • Condominium Seminar     2001
  • Condominium Seminar     2000
  • Land Buyers Seminar     1997
  • Real Estate Litigation in Ohio     1996

ReMax Affiliates     2001

  • Condominium & Land Use Seminars for Realtors

Columbus Business Growth Partners     2011-2016

Initiative for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Resource Allocation- Mass Mutual, State of Ohio, OSU Niswander Center.......

    2018-  2019                                                                    

Getaway CLE, Ltd.                                           

  • Recurring Video & Live seminars for new lawyers, in-house & specialty lawyers and regular CLE Teaching Credits from 2007 to the present covering New Ohio Lawyer Training Series “-Ohio Business Law”“ Professionalism” “Fundamental Law Office Management” “Client Fund Management” “Real Estate Law” “Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents” “Condominium Law” “Ethics”
  • “Ethics In Workers Compensation Matters”     2007

Professional Memberships & Activities (Current & Historical)

Volunteering since youth group days…….
48 + years………
because it is important to serve & help your communities …

American Bar Association • Ohio State Bar Association • Arizona Bar Association • Columbus Bar Association • Building Industry Association of Central Ohio Associates Council • Commercial Finance Association • Energy Bar Association • World Trade Center of Columbus • Columbus Chamber of Commerce • Institute for Small Business Advisory Council • International Council of Shopping Centers • Columbus Jewish Federation- Board of Trustees, Community Relations Council Speakers Bureau • Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus - Chairperson of Audit Committee,  Budget and Finance Committee, Initiator of Resource Development Team, 2008- 2010 Treasurer, Vice President 2012-13, Secretary & President Elect 2013-2015• President of Board of Trustees 2015-2017, Immediate Past President 2017-2019, Past President & Ex-Officio Board Member & JCC Committees-Audit, Security, Invesyment, Membership, Nominating, CEO Search, Finance & Budget Committees 2019-2022 • United Jewish Appeal, National Young Men's Cabinet • Columbus Jewish Foundation Legal & Tax Advisory Committee • Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineers Computer Society • YRO • Accountant Information Market  • Board of Trustee, Columbus Jewish Historical Society Board Member 2019-2022, 

Personal Details

Born: July 30, 1960 …………………………………………..................................................Columbus, Ohio

Married : Mary Beth -1984, Professional organizer & Executive Assistant, Talent, Culture & Human Resources at The Ohio State University

Children: -Dr. Rachael L. Ticho Zacks, Masters in Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and second year in occupational and environmental medicine residency Chief, Harvard University.   Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship -Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga. 2019-2021, Medical Residency, Brown University Internal Medicine, Global Health & Infectious Disease, M.D. Boonshoft School of Medicine Wright State University; B.A. in Evolutionary & Ecological Biology, 2009 Summa Cum Laude- University of Colorado at Boulder. Named ‘Outstanding Graduate' by faculty of Arts & Sciences College; Rhodes Scholar Finalist 2010, Emory University, Biomedicine &  Lab, 2010; 

     -Michael N.C. Zacks, Masters in Financial Economics, 2019, Ohio University, concentration Forex Trading: B.S. in Human & Consumer Sciences, Cum Laude, Ohio University 2014. Forex operational execution analyist Brown Brothers Harriman,  NY, NY. 2022.

First Aid & Emergency Support VIPSS

Franklin County Sheriff Department graduate of Volunteers in Public Safety Support (VIPSS) with United States Department of Homeland Security, certified in CPR, First Aid, Emergency Response & Rescue Training ......2017-2021


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