James Roosa focuses on business and commercial legal issues, advising clients regarding entity formation, business agreements, acquisition and sale of closely held businesses, contract review and drafting, real estate, intellectual property, licensing and regulatory matters.
Mr. Roosa earned a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1980, an M.M. from Yale University in 1982, and his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1987, where he served on the board of the Law Review. He began his career practicing with Thompson, Hine and Flory for three years, followed by six years as Assistant General Counsel/ Assistant Secretary for American Greetings Corporation. In 2000, Mr. Roosa founded Roosa Co., LPA, in order to focus exclusively on the needs of emerging businesses and entrepreneurs.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Roosa teaches Corporations, and Agency and Partnership at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Mr. Roosa serves on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Alternative Dispute Resolution Federal Court Panel, is a court appointed mediator for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and is a member of the Corporation Law committee of the Ohio Bar Association.
Mr. Roosa is a past Trustee of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, and current President of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Libraries.