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Ice Miller Welcomes Business Partner Leslie Johnson Ice Miller Welcomes Business Partner Leslie Johnson

Ice Miller Welcomes Business Partner Leslie Johnson

Ice Miller is pleased to announce that Leslie Johnson has joined the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office as a partner in its Business Group. Johnson’s practice will include mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining the firm, Leslie focused her practice on commercial real estate, particularly commercial leasing, real estate financings and refinancings, commercial development, acquisitions and divestitures, and mortgage and mezzanine financing.

“Leslie has extensive experience in many different practice areas, which will be a tremendous benefit to the firm’s business clients,” said Ice Miller’s Columbus Managing Partner Catherine Strauss. “Beyond that, I am excited to witness the continued growth of our Columbus office. We are grateful to add yet another talented partner to our team.”

In addition to her real estate experience, Johnson is proficient in assisting corporate clients with structure, preparation and implementation of joint ventures and strategic-partnering relationships, as well as board committee charters, internal controls, disclosure and document retention policies and fiduciary duties of directors. 

Johnson has also counseled companies on immigration strategies for employing foreign nationals on a temporary or permanent basis. At her previous firm, she regularly represented multinational corporations seeking to employ or transfer international personnel to the United States, as well as conducted I-9 audits and advised employers on employment eligibility and I-9 compliance. 

Johnson is a board member of Unverferth House, a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She was named a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers® in 2009 and 2010. 

Johnson is one of several lateral partners that Ice Miller has welcomed this year. 

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Ice Miller LLP is a full-service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead in a changing world. With more than 340 legal professionals across seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of the complex legal issues impacting businesses each day. We serve emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits. To learn more, visit us at
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