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Garrett M. Roach - Member

Education & Experience

Overview:

With nearly 30 years of experience, Garrett Roach has developed a practice that specializes in complex business matters, estate and business succession planning, real estate development, and oil and gas. 

Garrett is a Holmes County native and has a keen understanding of the unique local community and the needs and values of his clients. A majority of his practice involves business entity formation, corporate governance, business contracts, and mergers and acquisitions. His specialization also includes the development of sophisticated estate and business succession plans for multi-generational families. These plans address issues such as reducing estate tax exposure, ensuring a smooth transition from one generation to the next, and preserving harmony among family members and owners. 

Garrett has been actively involved in real estate development and transactions. He has represented developers with planning and zoning matters, subdivision and condominium development, structuring tax-deferred exchanges, and all types of real estate contracts and transactions.     

The firm’s Millersburg office has always been heavily involved in the representation of producers and landowners with oil and gas issues. Garrett has developed a depth of experience with issues related to mineral titles, such as lease forfeiture, the Dormant Mineral Act, and the Marketable Title Act. He also handles matters related to oil and gas leases, pipelines and pipeline easements, and royalties.

Education:

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. 
    • Cum Laude
    • National Moot Court Team
    •  Hugo L. Black Oral Advocacy Award
  • Ohio University, B.S.
    • Summa Cum Laude

Admissions:

  • Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

AFfiliations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • District 10 Representative, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Board of Governors
  • Holmes County Bar Association

Publications & Lectures

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Community Involvement

  • Millersburg First Presbyterian Church, Elder and Treasurer
  • Holmes County Community Foundation, Director
  • Walnut Hills Retirement Communities, Director and President
  • Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, Director
  • Harvest Ridge, Director
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