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Treier, J. Bret
106 South Main Street Suite 1100 Akron, OH
Phone: (330) 208-1015
Fax: (330) 208-1066


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

Mr. Treier is a partner in the Vorys Akron office and a member of the corporate and finance group. His practice focuses primarily on business transactions and representation of public companies. He regularly counsels both public and private companies on matters of corporate governance, including fiduciary and organizational concerns, in addition to their transactional and contractual matters. Mr. Treier is also experienced in nonprofit organization formation and operation and financial institution regulatory matters.

Career highlights include:

  • Serving as lead outside counsel in various public company merger transactions
  • Negotiating and documenting many private company purchase and sales transactions
  • Serving as outside general counsel in advising public companies in regard to various institutional and activist shareholder matters

Mr. Treier is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Akron Bar Association.

Mr. Treier has lectured on various topics, including limited liability corporations, corporate governance, corporate ethical issues and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Mr. Treier received his J.D. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he was a member and Editor of the Case Western Reserve Law Review. He received his B.S. magna cum laude from Bowling Green State University.

Mr. Treier served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Leroy J. Contie, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Business Organizations
  • Financial Institutions

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron General Partners, Inc., 2007 - Present (Director)
  • Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition, 2006 - Present (Director)
  • University Park Development Corporation, 2004 - Present (President and Director)
  • Summit County American Cancer Society, 2001 - Present (Trustee)
  • Akron Metro YMCA Foundation, 2004 - Present (Trustee)
  • Road Runner Akron Marathon, 2003 - Present (Course Chair)

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, 2008 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2005 - 2006
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. Leroy J. Contie, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Federal Judicial Clerk, 1985 - 1987


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985
    Honors: cum laude

    Law Review: Case Western Reserve Law Review, Editor, 1985
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1982
    Honors: magna cum laude

Published Works

  • "Increased En Banc Activity by the Sixth Circuit", University of Toledo Law Review, 19 U. Tol. L. Rev. 277, 1988
  • "Appealability of District Court Orders Granting or Denying Stays of Arbitration Under 28 U.S.C. Section 1292(a)(1)", Case Western Reserve Law Review, 36 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 122, 1986