Brett M. Renzenbrink

Brett M. Renzenbrink

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Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-401-8759
Fax:
513-977-4361
Email:

Brett acts as “Outside CLO” (Chief Legal Officer) for a number of start-ups, emerging, and established Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky organizations of all sizes (from single member LLC start-ups to companies with nine-figure annual revenue and hundreds of employees). In this role, Brett adds accretive value to his client-partner’s growth, while forecasting blind spots and mitigating risk.
In particular, Brett enjoys:

1. Working with entrepreneurs/investors/business-owners to design corporate strategy, and build out plans for growth/protection;
2. Analyzing property/leasing issues;
3. Developing and implementing best practices for compliance with employees and independent contractors;
4. Negotiating with vendors and customers to create maximum net-benefit business relationships;
5. Instituting pro-active/preventative litigation strategy and defending/enforcing corporate rights when suit is initiated (including internal partner disputes);

Brett also has extensive experience working with transportation/logistics companies (in particular 3PLs) on architecting motor carrier/customer strategy, handling unique employee or compliance issues, and pursuing commercial collections.

Brett has a track record of implementing creative techniques to assist clients (including architecting the “shared services platform” for Non-Profits, which dovetails with the “Outside CLO” platform) and go over and above to establish extreme, results/deliverable-oriented service without forcing clients into unreasonable big firm fee structures.

Areas of Practice

  • Outside CLO
  • Emerging Business/Venture Capital/Private Equity/Entrepreneurial
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Employment Law
  • Non-Profits and Charitable Giving

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. cum laude - 2010
  • Ohio State University
    • B.A. cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Sociology and Honors Interpersonal Communication/Writing

Published Works

  • 4L, What They Don’t Teach You About Law in Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Peer-rated Ohio Super Lawyer – Rising Star, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Selected as Global Board Member for Meritas Law Firms

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Columbus Bankers Association
  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Emery Federal Credit Union – Vice Chairman of the Board, 2016 - Present
  • OTR BNI – President , 2016 - Present
  • Elder High School, Mock Trial – Coach
  • Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association – Board of Directors , 2013 - 2016