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
"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
News & Events
- 93 Calfee Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Award Recipients; 6 Named “Lawyers of the Year”The Best Lawyers in America, 2024 edition,
- The BTI Consulting Group, Inc.,
- Calfee Ranks Among Top 33% of Law Firms in 2022 BTI Client Service A-Team List; Recognized as One of 59 Most Improved Law FirmsThe BTI Consulting Group, Inc.,
- The Best Lawyers in America©,
- Sixty-seven Calfee Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists; Two Calfee Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year"The Best Lawyers in America©,
- Fifty-one Calfee, Halter & Griswold Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020
- Forty Calfee, Halter & Griswold Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Lawyers of the Year and The Best Lawyers in America 2019
- Thirty-Seven Calfee, Halter & Griswold Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018