Jacob C. Lavis


Jake is an attorney at BMD's Akron office. His practice mostly consists of corporate business matters with a focus on real estate transactions, construction, and mergers and acquisitions. Jake has a wide range of business and legal experience, which allows him to collaborate with clients to achieve their goals. 

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2021
Cleveland State University, M.B.A., 2021
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. History, 2018


Prior to joining BMD, Jake had a variety of corporate legal experiences in both transactional and litigation roles. While in law school, he worked in-house as a law clerk at a large Cleveland-based commercial real estate company and then at a regional law firm where he developed broad litigation skills and gained experience in well-drafted transactional documents. Jake then worked as a law clerk and then associate attorney at a real estate law firm where he gained further expertise in both transactional and litigation matters. 

A Michigan Native, Jake now calls Downtown Cleveland home and enjoys exploring all of the great things that Northeast Ohio has to offer.  In his free time, Jake enjoys attending Cleveland sporting events and spending as much time as he can on the Great Lakes.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance, City Advocates Board, President
  • Pointe at Gateway Homeowner's Association, Secretary
  • DCA Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Member

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