Edward M. Kress


Ed Kress is a Partner in the Corporate Department. Ed concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate law, including all phases of securities law, acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and reorganizations. He serves as General Counsel, a Director and Secretary to a NYSE listed company. He has worked extensively in all phases of real estate law. Ed has developed a niche in business/finance issues including public and private equity and debt financings, venture capital financings and real estate syndications.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1974)
  • Miami University  (B.S., 1971)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Rex Stores Corporation (NYSE), Director and General Counsel
  • Beth Jacob Synagogue, Director and Member of the Executive Committee 
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, Member of the Foundation Board
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List 2004-2009
  • Named to The Dayton Business Journals "Who's Who in Law"