Calvin D. Buford


Calvin focuses his practice in general corporate and transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of publicly and privately held businesses; and debt and equity financings, including senior, mezzanine and venture capital financing. He is a member of the firm's Associate Evaluation Committee and Diversity Committee.


  • Harvard Law School  (J.D., 1985)
  • Harvard University  (M.P.P., 1985)
    • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Northwestern University  (B.A., 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Cincinnati Art Museum, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
  • Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Business Advisory Council
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Minority Business Accelerator, Leadership Council
  • Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Board of Trustees, past chairman
  • Queen City Club
  • Commonwealth Club
  • Leadership Cincinnati, Class XX


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A 
  • 2008 Dealmaker of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth (Service Provider Category)
  • Cincy Magazine
    • Cincy Leading Lawyer
    • Leading Lawyers Power 100 (2021)
  • Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts by The Legal 500 United States
  • Best Lawyers® 
    • Corporate Law (2021-2024)