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Jack counsels clients regarding private investment vehicles of all types, including tax planning, securities law compliance, investment company and investment adviser act regulation and management and governance issues.

Jack’s real estate experience encompasses all phases of the acquisition, development, construction, financing and leasing process, including the structuring of investment syndications, private placements and tax-deferred exchanges.

Jack began his tenure with Calfee in 1978.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Venture Capital Law (2008-2024)


J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Law Review, Order of the Coif, 1978

B.A., Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Village Capital Corporation, Board of Trustees (1991-2007)
  • Cleveland Development Advisors, Inc., an affiliate of the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Secretary (1992-2007)
  • Laurel School, Trustee Emeritus

Client Feedback

Client Feedback

"Jack Batt has a great understanding of the intricacies and details of our family business. He was able to help me review and understand the purchase offers that came in. Once we had chosen a buyer for our company, he answered questions from the employees and me and guided us through the complicated transaction on every level. Jack Batt was instrumental in helping us. His expertise related to real estate investments, investment advisors, and tax matters was invaluable. He was a calming and comforting presence throughout the process. I could not have had a better team help our family business through an extremely difficult time and situation."– Calfee client, as reported by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms” rankings report

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
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