John G. Cobey,


Professional Experience

John Cobey focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, and business matters that involve the buying, selling, and financing of businesses.  He also focuses on the specific issues of asset control disputes, shareholder disputes, and heir disputes.  He represents lenders and borrowers in complex commercial transactions. John is currently a visiting professor of law at the University of Cincinnati teaching Business Law.  He has been included in a number of publications including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Commerce & Industry, and Who’s Who in the Law.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1969
  • Kentucky, 1979


  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1969
  • University of Exeter Law School, Exeter, England, 1968
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1966
  • Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, 1965

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association

Community Involvement

Not-For Profit Organizations:

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section Council
  • Hamilton County Law Library Association, Member of Board of Trustees (1993-present)
  • 32d Degree, Free and Accepted Masons
  • Rockdale Temple, Educational Committee Member (1994-5)
  • Chase College of Law, Adjunct Instructor of Real Estate Law (1992-3)
  • NAACP, Legal Redress Committee Member (1996-97)
  • American Jewish Committee, Executive Committee Member (1996-present), Vice President (2000-present)
  • Chinese Music Festival, Member of Board of Directors (1996-2004)
  • United Jewish Cemetery, Member of Board of Directors (1999-2002)
  • Cornell University, Member of Board of Directors (1998-2001)
  • Operation Smile Regional Ambassador (1998-2000)
  • Cornell Club of Southwestern Ohio, Trustee (1996-present)
  • Oral Health Commission, Trustee (1998-present)
  • Children’s Arthritis Foundation, Trustee (2001-present)
  • American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator
  • National Conference for Community and Justice, Member of Cincinnati Board (2003-present)
  • Cathedral Reconciliation Commission, Member (2003-present)
  • Cincinnati Zoo, Co-Chair Planned Giving Committee (2003-present)

For Profit Organizations:

  • Washington Park Housing Company, Board Member (1997-present), Chairman of the Board (1999)
  • Real Time Systems, Inc., Board Member (1979-2001)
  • C&W Equipment Repair, Inc., Board Member (1970-2001)

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