Brad Rinella

Associate ;
Cleveland
P: 216.348.5462
brinella@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Brad is an Associate in the Business Department at McDonald Hopkins. As part of the firm’s Commercial Finance team, his practice focuses on representing borrowers and lenders in high balance, complex commercial finance transactions. A former law clerk at McDonald Hopkins, Brad has experience preparing and negotiating a variety of transaction agreements, including credit and security agreements, asset/share purchase agreements, membership liquidation agreements, and lease agreements.

Prior to the start of his legal career, Brad served as a Technology Risk Consultant for a Big Four accounting firm where he advised clients on developing and implementing internal control frameworks and assisted with the design and standardization of technical documentation. He was also involved in technology audits focused on Sarbanes-Oxley testing.

Brad earned his J.D. from Cleveland State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, he served as the Managing Editor of the Cleveland State Law Review and was the recipient of the Sidney A. Levine Award for distinguished papers in legal writing. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Kent State University, where he graduated cum laude. 

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