Richard J. Chernesky


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.


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

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


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


  • Best Lawyers® 
    • "Lawyer of the Year" in Dayton for Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2012)
    • Corporate Law, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
  • Ohio Super Lawyers® 
  • Who's Who in Law by The Dayton Business Journals