Attorneys

Thomas G. Knoll

Thomas KnollThomas G. Knoll co-founded Stark & Knoll in 1985 and is a member of its Business Services Group. Tom practices in general corporate, real estate, corporate transactions and business succession planning with clients in various industries including manufacturing, distribution, management and pharmaceuticals. As the co-founder of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Akron and First Tee of Akron, and his service to many other charitable organizations Tom’s commitment to the community is extensive.

"At Stark & Knoll our clients are our most valued asset. Our goal is to serve them in the most competent, responsive, cost efficient and personal manner, bringing true value to the attorney-client relationship." - Thomas G. Knoll

Areas of Practice

  • Business & Corporate Services
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Real Estate & Commercial Leasing
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Transactions
  • Tax Planning
  • Commercial Lending & Finance
  • Health Care Practice
  • Non-Profit Law

Experience
For more than 50 years Tom has served as a trusted legal advisor to clients throughout Northeast Ohio.

Bar Associations

  • Akron Bar Association, Member, President 1985-1986
  • American Bar Association: Real Property and Probate & Trust
  • Ohio State Bar Association: Real Property and Banking & Commercial Law

Court Admissions

Education

  • The Ohio State University, 1965, Juris Doctor
  • Miami University, 1959-1962
  • Cornell University, 1957-1959

Professional & Community Leadership

  • GAR Foundation-Trustee 2013-Present
  • Akron Community Foundation – Member, 2009- present
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Akron - Co-Founder, Past President
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation – Trustee, 1996-2008
  • Greater Akron Chamber – Post Executive Committee Member
  • Goodwill Industries of Akron - Past President
  • Great Trail Council-Boy Scouts of America - Past President
  • Habitat for Humanity Capital Campaign – 2010 Honorary Chair
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities, Inc. - Executive Committee, Past Tournament Chairman, Past President
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities Foundation - Past Trustee
  • Ohio Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline - 1989-1994
  • PGA Tour Tournament Association - Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2008
  • SummaCare/Summa Insurance Company – Board Member, 1995-2014
  • Summa Foundation Golf Outing – 2010 Chair
  • Summa Health System - Trustee – Chairman, 1996-2000, 2006-2009
  • Summa Health System Foundation - Trustee, Past Chairman
    Summa Sapphire Ball – 2010 Patron Chair
  • The First Tee of Akron, Inc. - Co-Founder, Past President

Honors & Awards (Alpha. Order)

  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law - 1994 –Present
  • Best Lawyers 2010 Corporate Lawyer of the Year
  • Community Service Award, Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America – 2004
  • The Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Gallery of Achievers - 2009
  • H. Peter Burg Award – 2008
  • Northern Ohio Golf Charities - Trustee Emeritus- 2004
  • Super Lawyers (Closely Held Business) 2004-2006, 2008
  • William C. Zekan Good Scout Award – 1996

 

 

 

 

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