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Melvin S. Shotten
Of Counsel

MELVIN S. SHOTTEN, of counsel in the Cincinnati office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan College of Engineering and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan College of Law; graduating from both programs with honors. He was an editor of the Michigan Law Review while in law school. Mel has advised and represented financial institutions and borrowers in complex loan and work-out situations; he represents the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati in its commercial relationships with its 725 financial institution members. He is also a prior co-chair of the firm's Health and Life Sciences Practice and deals regularly with private practice providers, hospitals, universities and other health care and medical device development institutions on a variety of complex  contractual, regulatory and bioethical issues related to health care and life sciences. He is among those chosen for listing in Best Lawyers in America in the separate categories of Corporate Law, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Health Care Law, in the European Guide to Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers and is an Ohio Super LawyerMel also previously served on the Board of and as past President of the Cincinnati Bar Foundation.