Taft Adds to Team, Elects Partners

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Cameron Starnes and Chou-il Lee Cameron Starnes and Chou-il Lee

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has named Cameron Starnes (pictured) of counsel in the firm’s Environmental and Brownfield and Site Development practices. He previously served as director of economic development for the city of Lawrence. Prior to that Starnes focused on redevelopment efforts for the city of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development in the Redevelopment and Community Economic Development Divisions, including directing Indianapolis’ Brownfield Redevelopment Program. He will focus on assisting clients with navigating environmental barriers and risks, locating funding and achieving the necessary regulatory approvals to make revitalization projects possible. 

Also, the firm has elected the following attorneys as partners: Zach Gordon, B. Ronan Johnson and Chou-il Lee (pictured).

Gordon represents clients of all sizes, including individuals, private equity funds, large multi-national corporations and closely-held and family-owned businesses, in matters ranging from general “day-to-day” commercial transactions to complex transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations. In addition, his intellectual property prosecution practice includes trademark and copyright matters in the United States and abroad. Gordon received his B.A. from Southern Methodist University and earned his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law. He has been honored as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-2018).

Johnson represents private equity funds, large multi-national corporations and closely-held and family-owned businesses in complex transactions involving mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations. He also advises growth stage and mature companies in connection with securing debt and equity financing, counsels business clients on general corporate matters and acts as outside general counsel for a number of local companies. Johnson received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at San Diego and earned his J.D. from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He has been honored as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star (2016-2018).

Also, Lee concentrates his practice on all matters involving litigation and municipal representation. Having worked for multiple Indiana counties, cities and towns in a variety of positions before joining Taft, including serving eight years as corporation counsel for the city of Terre Haute, he understands the practical challenges faced by all branches of municipal government and the attorneys who represent them. Lee served as a trial deputy prosecutor for both Vigo and Clay County and has extensive jury trial experience. He received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington.

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