Richard J. Chernesky

Biography

Dick Chernesky is a Partner in the Corporate Department. Dick concentrates his practice in the area of general corporate law, including negotiation, structuring, and consummation of acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and reorganizations. He has extensive experience representing family owned and publicly held companies, with emphasis on general corporate and business advice as well as raising capital through public and private offerings, venture capital financings, and real estate syndications.

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law  (J.D., 1966)
    • The Ohio State Law Journal, Note Editor
  • The Ohio State University  (B.A., 1963)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Affiliations/Memberships

  • Mathile Family Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition, Member of Board of Trustees
  • International Display Systems, Inc., Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Iams Company, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Sinclair Community College, Former Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Mike-sell's, Inc., Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Dolly, Inc., Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • The Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley, Inc., Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • United States Soccer Federation Foundation, Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • American Indoor Soccer Association, Inc., Former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Hippie Cancer Research Center, Former Trustee
  • The Lutheran School of Dayton, Former Trustee
  • Development Committee of the Lutheran Social Services of the Miami Valley, Former Member
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Corporate Law Committee
  • Dayton Bar Association

Distinctions

  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Dayton for Mergers & Acquisitions Law by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Law for over 20 years 
  • Selected for the Ohio Super Lawyers® List
  • Named to The Dayton Business Journals "Who's Who in Law"