Transactional Law Careers

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Transactional Law could be your path if you...

  • Enjoy negotiating
  • Prefer individualized projects
  • Get satisfaction from problem solving
  • Thrive on order and structure
  • Prefer interacting through devices rather than face-to-face

experience it:

As with litigation, transactional law exists in nearly every kind of legal practice, though certain areas of law are more exclusively transactional than others. For instance, attorneys who practice tax law, real estate, general corporate law or intellectual property are more likely to spend their days behind a desk or in conference rooms than before a judge or jury.

Below are just a few of the many transactional careers, and the Cleveland-Marshall paths to get you there.

Tax law

Suggested Courses:
Corporations • Taxation of International Transactions • Tax I • Tax II • Estates and Trusts • Wealth Transfer Tax • Advanced Corporate • Taxation of Tax-Exempt Organizations • Tax Procedures, Penalties & Crimes • Employee Benefits and Pension Law

Suggested Engagement Experiences: 
Transactional Law Clinic • Internal Revenue Service • U.S. Attorney’s Office

Other Experiences:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Intellectual Property

 Suggested Courses:
Copyright, Patent and Trademark • Cyberlaw • Information Technology and the Law • Intellectual Property – Advanced Topics • Legal Drafting: Patent Preparation & Prosecution • Patent Law and Practice • Trademark Law

Suggested Engagement Experiences:
Bendix Commercial Vehicles • Parker Hannifin

Other experiences:
Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy

General Corporate Law

Suggested Courses: 
Corporations; Agency & Partnership • Legal Drafting: Business Deals • Copyright, Patent and Trademark • Commercial Law • Secured Transactions • Mergers & Acquisitions • Non Profit Corporations • Patent Law & Practice • Tax: Advanced Corporate • Creditor-Debtor Rights • International Business Transactions

Suggested Engagement Experiences: 
Transactional Law Clinic • Medical Mutual • University Hospitals • MetroHealth Systems • Saber Healthcare • Parker Hannifin

Real Estate

Suggested Courses: 
Corporations • Oil & Gas Law • Agency & Partnerships • Land Use Control, Legal Drafting: Business Deals, Real Estate Law, Tax Exempt Organizations, Tax I, Tax II, American Energy Law & Policy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Secured Transactions

 Suggested Engagement Experiences: 
Transactional Law Clinic • DDR • Forest City Enterprises

Watch how they did it:

Andrew Renacci, '12

Associate attorney in corporate transactions, finance and governance, Squires Sanders LLP


teirra everette, '10

Counsel at Dominion East Ohio Gas



Erin McBride '12

Mona Ma '11

Associate attorney at
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP


Associate attorney at
Ulmer & Berne LLP 



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