James E. Stief

Member; Chair, Business Law Department; Board of Directors; Executive Committee; Chair, Business Law Services
Cleveland
E: jstief@mcdonaldhopkins.com
P: 216.430.2031

Jim is Chair of the firm's Business Law Department and serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial finance, business planning and strategic analysis, raising capital, and general contract negotiation.

He serves as legal counsel and a business advisor to a wide variety of commercial lending institutions, specialty lenders, subordinated debt lenders and large and middle-market companies.

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He worked for Arthur Andersen prior to attending law school.

Jim earned his J.D., cum laude, from University of Notre Dame Law School. He received a B.S., cum laude, from John Carroll University.  

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