Ed Steiner is a member of the Global Corporate Practice Group. The focus of his practice is corporate, corporate governance, securities and financing law, where he has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures representing both public and closely held corporations and other entities, including statutory public benefit entities. He also represents investment-limited partnerships in venture capital and private equity investment transactions. He has significant experience in initial and follow-on public offerings of securities, and in representing issuers and investors in private placements of securities. He has been an expert witness on matters of corporate governance and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Ed was a partner from 1993 to 2017 at Keating Muething & Klekamp. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he taught Corporate Finance (2005-2007), Venture Capital & Private Equity (2008-2013) and Mergers & Acquisitions (2014-2015).

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  • Yale University, J.D., 1983
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 1980
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1977


  • Ohio, 1983

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Corporation Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member, Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee, 2011-2017
  • Board of Directors, Armstrong World Industries, 2009-2010
  • Board of Directors, Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) 2017-2023
  • Board of Directors, Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. 2022-
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Highly regarded in IFLR1000 2019 for M&A in Ohio, with emphasis on the financial services sector
  • Recognized in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A in Ohio since 2004
  • Listed in IFLR1000 Elite Dealmakers 2018 for M&A and financial services
  • Named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters since 2004
  • Listed in Ohio Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Attorneys in Cincinnati, 2014, 2016, 2017 by Thomson Reuters
  • The Best Lawyers in America since 2001
  • Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year for Mergers and Acquisition Law in Cincinnati, 2016
  • Cincy Leading Lawyers since 2006

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