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Brent D. Rosenthal

"My job is to knock down legal barriers quickly and in a cost-effective manner so clients can concentrate on their businesses."

Brent Rosenthal practices business law and real estate law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. He concentrates on representing businesses and individuals in general business and commercial real estate matters by focusing on the needs of closely held and family businesses and their owners.

Brent joined CPM in July 2007.

Professional Association and Memberships

Brent is a member of the Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations. He is one of the first Ohio lawyers and one of only 20 in the state to be certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Specialist in Business, Commercial and Industrial Real Property Law.

Professional Recognitions

Brent has received the Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent™.*


Brent received his Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 1980. He received his law degree with honors from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1984 and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Community Involvement

Brent is very active in the Rotary serving as District Governor of Rotary District 6690 in 2011-12 and currently in national leadership positions. He is member of the Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise. Brent serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westerville Area Resource Ministry. He is active in community, church, and civic matters. 

Personal Interests

Brent resides in Westerville with his wife, Sylvia, and has three adult daughters and one granddaughter.  He also enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, listening to music, and spending time with his family.

*The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability. A rating of AV® Preeminent™ denotes that an attorney has achieved the status of “Very High to Preeminent” legal ability based on recommendations from the attorney’s peers. AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.