Jeffrey (Jeff) A. Yeager

Jeffrey A. Yeager

Partner
jyeager@hahnlaw.com 614.233.5128

Summary

As a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Litigation Group, Jeffrey A. Yeager provides clients involved in complex business and civil litigation with creative, practical advice and strategies for managing risk and resolving disputes.

Jeff has extensive experience litigating, arbitrating and mediating cases in the context of business contracts and torts, government bidding and procurement, real estate transactions, business and asset sales, intellectual property, class actions, defamation, and secured transactions. He represents both sellers and buyers in complex contract disputes arising from asset and stock sales, encompassing such issues as earn-out provisions, deferred payments, escrowed funds, and the allocation of liability for environmental remediation. Over the course of over two decades of practice, Jeff has helped business owners and principals navigate a variety of issues arising from ownership disputes, contractual and fiduciary obligations, and tort issues, and has assisted both creditors and debtors in good times and in bad. 

Jeff has appeared and argued in numerous Ohio state and federal courts, the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals, the American Arbitration Association, and other venues.

Jeff maintains an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available ranking for legal ability and professional ethics. Columbus CEO Magazine recently recognized Jeff as a Top Lawyer. 

Professional History

  • Partner, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2007-present; Associate, 2004-06
  • Associate, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, 1997-2004
  • Legal Extern for the Honorable Justice Paul E. Pfeifer, Supreme Court of Ohio, 1996
 

Personal

Jeff was born in Toledo, Ohio, and now resides in the Columbus, Ohio area with his two children, Daniel and Devin. In his free time, Jeff enjoys reading, films, video and board games, art, and graphic novels.

  • Obtaining and collecting on a $6 million arbitration award against a publicly-traded company.
  • Obtaining a judgment upholding the award of a statewide government contract on behalf of a successful bidder.
  • Obtaining a judgment barring the enforcement of an improper security agreement against a multi-million dollar contract and succesfully defending an appeal of that judgment.
  • Obtaining and defending on appeal a judgment enforcing the rights of a commercial tenant in a multi-year, multimillion dollar lease.
  • Defending the rights of commercial landlords.
  • Resolving ownership disputes relating to closely held corporations and limited liability companies.

Credentials

Education

The Ohio State University College of Law, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1997

Honors & Activities: Ohio State Law Journal, Associate Editor; CALI Awards in Defamation, Consumer Law, Family Law, Interprofessional Care

 

Bowling Green State University, B.S., cum laude, 1993

Community Involvement

Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Member; Government Affairs Steering Committee, 2013-14; Small Business Council, 2011-14; Small Business Forum & Leader Awards, Speaker Bureau Committee, 2010-12; Awards Committee, 2011

 

Ohio Art League, Board of Trustees, 2013-15

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Development Board, 2005-present

Awards & Distinctions

AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

 

Top Lawyer, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2016

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 1997

 

U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio, 1998 and Northern District of Ohio, 2008

 

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1998 and Ninth Circuit, 2007

Memberships & Affiliations

Columbus Bar Association, Member; Chair, Federal Court Committee, 2008-10

 

Ohio State Bar Association, Membership Service Advisory Committee, 2008-09; Future of the Legal Profession Advisory Committee, 2005-08

 

American Inns of Court, Franklin Inn, 2007-13