Jim Keller is an attorney with Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson. As former CPA, Jim has a broad background in business and real estate. He applies extensive experience as a controller, chief financial officer and corporate counsel to provide valuable insight for clients. Jim’s practice is based on advising closely held businesses in the areas of business and real estate transactions, corporate law, and taxation.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1995
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2002

Areas of Concentration

  • Banking and Commercial Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • General Counsel Services
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Leasing
  • Shopping Centers
  • General Taxation


  • University of Cincinnati, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
  • Indiana University, M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing, 1985
  • St. Francis College, Indiana, B.A. in Accounting, 1978


  • Co-editor and Contributor, Schwartz, Manes & Ruby, LPA ITECHLAW Newsletter, 2003-2005
  • Named a Cincy Business Leading Lawyer, 2005
  • State of Ohio-Licensed Title Insurance Agent
  • State of Indiana-Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)


  • Board member Council of the Corporate Counsel Section of the OSBA, 2010 – present
  • Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati