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Leslie Johnson is a partner in Ice Miller’s Business Group. She advises clients on matters regarding corporate law, business law and real estate. Specifically, her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and corporate governance. 

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Leslie was a partner at a national law firm, where she counseled companies on employing international workers in the United States. She also focused on I-9 compliance and assisted HR employees with other compliance matters. 

Leslie’s real estate experience includes commercial leasing and development, real estate financings, and acquisitions and divestitures. She has also represented clients in the negotiation of real estate documentation such as purchase and joint venture agreements.

Leslie 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. 

In 1993, Leslie graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She earned her juris doctor from Capital University Law School in 1997.
Published In
  • Contributing Author, “Inside the Minds: Immigration Strategies for Companies,” Aspatore Books, January 2009
Speaking Engagements
  • “Obstacles and Opportunities for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession,” Women Lawyers of Franklin County, January 2010.
  • “Business Entity Selection (Topics: Emerging Trends and Legal Updates and Ethical Considerations),” National Business Institute, December 2009.
  • “Personal Estate Planning,” Ohio Judicial College–Ohio Association of Magistrates Spring Conference, April 2009.
  • “Modifying Irrevocable Trusts and Trust Decanting,” Worthington Estate Planning Council, January 2009
  • “The 7 Greatest Estate Planning Techniques in Ohio,” Lorman Seminar, 2008
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