As part of Jim’s responsibilities as a Corporate Partner at KMK Law, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KMK Consulting Company LLC, a national economic development firm assisting companies in structuring their growth strategies with primary focus on negotiating State and local government incentives, grants, tax credits and related public finance programs generating significant financial benefits to their client projects both in Ohio and across the United States.

Jim has been a nationally recognized economic development consultant for more than 40 years during which time he has negotiated numerous creative government incentive packages for Fortune 100 companies to small private companies and entrepreneurs. He has also developed business growth strategies for numerous cities and regions across the US to position them to be competitive and successful. Although Ohio represents much of Jim’s work, he has led client deals across 34 states and 120 cities.  Some of Ohio’s most aggressive incentive packages carry the KMK Consulting name. Jim recently completed a significant public company project involving 4,000 new jobs in the Charlotte region. KMK Consulting’s mission is to deliver more than others thought possible. 

Jim has been recognized by Leaders in Law with its 2022 Global Award as the Leading Economic Development Services Expert in the United States. Previously, he was recognized by The Business Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in the U.S. and also by the University of Notre Dame as its Alumnus of the Year.

Jim also represents public and private global and regional companies in healthcare, technology, finance and real estate development. He has served on numerous company and not for profit boards. He resides in Cincinnati and Naples, Florida.

What Clients Say

"KMK Consulting was not only mission critical to the relocation of our corporate headquarters, their lead consultant was, without question, the key cog. . . Jim's relationships opened doors to our company that otherwise would not have been there, and his expert and artful handling of negotiations helped secure a deal that is unique for the region and will be critical to the company’s success over the next 15 years . . .  He made us feel like we were his most important client, if not his only client. He was truly masterful and we are forever grateful for his involvement.”  --Tim Schroeder, CEO, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting.

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J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1974, Editor, Law Review

B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1971

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