Edward M. Kress


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 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 
    • Director
    • General counsel
  • Beth Jacob Synagogue 
    • Director
    • Executive Committee 
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton, Foundation Board


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Best Lawyers ® (1995 - 2024)
    • Corporate Law, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law 
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® (2004 - 2009)
  • Who's Who in Law by the Dayton Business Journals