Joanne M. Schreiner


Joanne’s practice involves a full range of commercial and business transactions, including acquisitions and mergers, contract negotiation, financing, leasing and sales. She has extensive, national experience in handling complex, multi-state secured lending transactions on behalf of national lending institutions, including in the origination, documentation, purchase and enforcement of commercial loans, subordinate notes, syndications and participations, and in structuring intercreditor and servicing agreements. Her corporate practice includes stock/asset purchases of diverse operating entities, including all related due diligence and negotiation of acquisition and operational agreements. Her global practice includes transactional matters in Europe, Asia and South America. She provides legal guidance to operating companies in all corporate areas, including formation, governance, sales/distribution, and regulatory compliance.

Joanne also serves on the firm’s Finance and Associate Evaluation committees.


  • University of Chicago Law School  (J.D., 1979)
  • University of Akron  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1976)
    • English

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Ohio State chair and fellow 
  • Campbell County Citizens Foster Care, Review Board 


  • Best Lawyers® 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Cincinnati for Project Finance Law (2012, 2016, 2019)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Real Estate and Securitization & Structured Finance Law (2021-2022)
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 
    • For Real Estate (2021)
    • Top 25 Women in Cincinnati 
  • Top 10 Female Lawyer in Cincinnati by Women's Business Cincinnati
  • Cincy Leading Lawyer by Cincy Magazine
  • Chambers USA®: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate 
  • The Legal 500 United States edition