Carl J. Grassi

Senior Counsel;
P: 216.348.5448

Carl was firm chairman from 2016 to 2019 after serving as firm president for over nine years. He served on the firm's Board of Directors for over a decade. Carl is corporate counsel and business advisor to a number of middle-market and growth companies. He has extensive experience assisting clients in areas of complex mergers and acquisitions, choice of entity planning, business succession planning, financing and structuring ESOPs, executive compensation and tax planning, creation of family limited partnerships, formation and use of limited liability companies, and IRS controversies. 

Carl authors the Small Business “Tax Tips” column for Crain’s Cleveland Business and has written articles for other publications.  He has frequently spoken on business planning related topics for business owners, accountants and lawyers.

Carl earned a J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1984. He received a B.S.B.A. from John Carroll University in 1981.