Jacob R. Davis


Jake is an attorney in BMD's Akron office, developing his practice in the areas of corporate and business law as well as real estate law. A life-long resident of Northeast Ohio, Jake seeks to assist area business leaders and innovators while also being an active member in his community.

Contact Information

75 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308


The University of Akron School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Baldwin Wallace University, B.A. in Political Science and Economics, summa cum laude
Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland, studies in International Relations


The core focus of Jake's practice is working to find and guide businesses to solutions. He enjoys solving the problems, big and small, that confront businesses of all sizes across various industries. From formation, to governance, to growth, Jake has a demonstrated understanding on how to navigate a business' legal needs.

Jake has experience advising both buyers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on effectively managing the due diligence stage. Jake also advises landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers on various real estate matters, from lease or purchase negotiations through title and environmental reviews.

Jake also has experience assisting in community development efforts involving the use of new markets tax credits and historic tax credits.

In his spare time, Jake loves spending time outside and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in the representation of a new markets tax credit investor in a $9.6 million transaction which helped finance the development of a new, local hospital campus.
  • Represented numerous financial advisory firms in their sales of equity interest to a national strategic and capital partner.
  • Represented a healthcare provider, as tenant, in its lease negotiations for a new 26,271 square-foot clinic.
  • Assisted numerous businesses in their submittal of beneficial ownership reporting in compliance with the Corporate Transparency Act.
  • Represented an accounting firm in connection with its acquisition of an Illinois based in accounting firm, that will assist and help leverage its growth within the Illinois and Chicago market.
  • Represented Olympic Steel in connection with its acquisition of a manufacturer of products constructed largely of coated carbon and stainless steel, headquartered in Kansas.

Courts & Bar Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Donald M. Jenkins Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement for the Class of 2022

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Open M, Board Member
  • Refuge Host Homes, Board Member
  • Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest Committee, Committee Member
  • Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley Rotary Club, Member

Presentations & Publications

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