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Brandi N. Schmitz
Associate

BRANDI N. SCHMITZ is an attorney in the Business & Finance Group. Her practice primarily focuses on the representation of emerging growth companies and venture capital firms and investors, mergers & acquisitions, private equity financings and general corporate work. She also has experience working with physicians, professors and doctoral candidates who are interested commercializing technologies they have developed at local universities and hospitals.

Brandi received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2006, where she graduated summa cum laude with university honors. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2010, where she served as the business editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.

Prior to joining Taft, Brandi was a judicial attorney for the Honorable Carla D. Moore in the Ninth District Court of Appeals. She also worked at a Cleveland digital media company as a contracts and licensing associate. Prior to attending law school, Brandi worked in accounting and finance for a Fortune 20 company.

Brandi serves on the board for Summer on the Cuyahoga, a unique summer internship program that brings together 50-70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic and social offerings of the Cleveland area. She is a member of the Cleveland Zoological Society’s Ambassadors’ Circle, and previously participated in the Cleveland Leadership Center’s “Civic Leadership Institute.”