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Chad Yoder is a member in the firm’s Business, Real Estate, and Estate Planning practice groups. He has assisted clients in numerous acquisitions and sales of business interests and advised clients in the smooth transition of their businesses to the next generation both during life and in their estate plans. Chad provides a focus on minimizing tax exposure and streamlining administration in all transactions and planning.  He is also a licensed title agent and handles many real estate matters including residential and commercial title transactions, mortgages, construction financing, land use, land development, and mechanic’s lien issues.

Prior to joining Critchfield, Chad worked for building products manufacturer ProVia, LLC, and managed their compliance and regulatory affairs including OSHA compliance and EPA permitting matters.

Chad also served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1995-1999.

Outside the office

Chad enjoys spending time with his family boating and fishing on Lake Buckhorn. He’s a lifelong Browns, Buckeyes, Indians, and Cleveland Monsters fan. He also enjoys live music and attends numerous rock concerts annually.


University of Akron School of Law, J.D.

Malone University, B.A., Management

Kent State University Tuscarawas, AAB



U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


Licensed Ohio Title Insurance Agent


  • Represented private lender in a $19 million conversion of debt to an equity interest in a hospitality business.
  • Assisted local business in a $13.2 million dollar asset sale to private equity company.
  • Assisted both buyers and sellers in numerous residential and commercial real estate transactions including the issuance of title insurance.


  • Noted for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Trusts and Estates in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021 – 2024)


  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Holmes County Bar Association

In the Community

  • Holmes County Law Library, Board of Trustees (2014-Current)
  • Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Trustee (2016-Current)
  • American Legion Post 494, Sugarcreek, Ohio (2004-Current)
    • Past Finance Officer
  • Leadership Holmes County, Class of 2016
  • The Holmes County Volunteer Guardianship Program Board (2015-Current)
  • Malone University Estate Planning Advisory Council (2017-Current)
  • Holmes County Public Library, Board of Trustees (2014-2019)
  • Heartland, Stark & Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross, Board Member (2017-2021)

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Succession Planning, Holmes County Human Resources Council (2023)
  • OSHA Informal Conferences and Civil Penalty Reduction Factors, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce / Holmes Area Safety Council (2019)

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