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Jack C. Butler

"I strive for a standard of excellence in my work product. Being available for the client and serving as a 'counselor' is of utmost importance to me."

Jack Butler practices business law at Carlile Patchen & Murphy. He focuses on company (corporate, LLC and JV) representation including establishment, venture structuring, business relationship agreements, governance, and ongoing services; M&A transactions; debt and equity financings; captive insurance companies; transaction planning; tax planning; and taxpayer representation.

Jack has represented and provided legal services for start-up companies, small to large privately held companies, and large (NYSE) companies.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Jack has lectured and written for various legal education and public education organizations or sponsors, including Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Illinois Center of Continuing Education, University of Cincinnati College of Law, The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, Extension Service, and Columbus Chapter of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jack has also been an Adjunct Law Professor at Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, as well as an instructor for The American College.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Jack is a member of the American, Ohio and Columbus Bar Associations. He has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.

Professional Recognitions

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


Jack received his undergraduate degree from Miami University, law degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law, and LLM Taxation from University of Miami College of Law.

*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.