Jeffrey A. Fickes

Photo of Jeffrey A. Fickes
Offices Cleveland, Akron
Phone 216.479.6123
Fax 216.937.3724
Phone 330.208.1000
Fax 330.208.1001

Practice Areas


Bar & Court Admissions

Jeff is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland and Akron offices and a member of the corporate group. He has decades of experience in business and advises company owners, boards, and senior executives on organization, finance, governance, acquisition and disposition of businesses, as well as general business and contract matters. Jeff also advises clients on routine regulatory compliance; incentive compensation arrangements; customer, vendor, distributor, sales representative, and consultant agreements and shareholder management; general commercial terms and conditions; non-disclosure and other restrictive covenants; license agreements; and other general company policies and agreements. 

Jeff also works with companies that do not have a dedicated in-house counsel or legal team by serving as the company’s general counsel.

Career highlights include:

Jeff works with businesses in numerous industries including manufacturing, financial services, transportation, logistics, retail, professional services, commercial real estate, software and information technology.

Jeff has been published and has presented on numerous issues including: mergers and acquisitions, middle market lending, business succession planning, and managing vendor relationships.

Jeff is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan and Ohio State Bar Associations. He is also a fellow of the Akron Bar Foundation. 

Before becoming a lawyer, Jeff held financial management positions in both public and private companies. He received his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, his MBA from The Ohio State University and his B.S. from the University of Akron. 

Professional and Community Activities

Honors & Awards