Joshua J. Chernesky


Josh represents clients of all sizes in middle and small market transactions. Many of these clients have few or no in-house attorneys, and Josh knows the best way to serve as their general counsel is by addressing their legal issues, identifying and achieving objectives and providing responsive advice so they can focus on their growth and profitability.

He focuses his practice on general corporate and partnership law, including limited liability companies and non-profit organizations, commercial transactions, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, mergers and acquisitions. His clients include a defense consulting firm, a manufacturer of home maintenance products, a clean energy company, a specialty chemical manufacturer, an international food production company, a specialty parts manufacturer and a restaurant franchise owner.

Josh’s experience also includes working with non-profit companies, helping them plan their formation, obtain tax-exempt status and consider their commercial interactions. He counsels for-profit and non-profit clients on compliance with campaign finance and election laws, including campaign speech and formation of PACs, Super PACS, issue advocacy organizations and other entities.


  • University of Chicago Law School  (J.D., 2001)
  • Wheaton College  (B.A., 1998)
    • Psychology

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • The Christian Legal Society