150 E 4th St #4
Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

P 513.629.9421

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

James G. Heldman

Co-Chairman | Senior Attorney

Jim Heldman’s practice focuses on corporate and business law, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, franchising, real estate development and commercial transactions. Jim served as president of Strauss Troy for five years (2009-2013) and is currently co-chairman of the firm.


  • George Washington University (J.D., with honors)
  • Harvard University (A.B., cum laude)

Community Involvement

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Hebrew Union College Board of Overseers, emeritus member
  • Cincinnati Associates of Hebrew Union College, former chairman
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Finance and Administration Committee, member
  • Inner City Youth Opportunities, former trustee and secretary
  • Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association, former vice president
  • Rockdale Temple, board of directors and president
  • Jewish Vocational Service, former member of board of directors
  • American Jewish Committee, former member of board of directors
  • Harvard Club of Cincinnati, former member of board of directors
  • Losantiville Country Club, former president
  • Walnut Hills High School, volunteer, Junior Achievement
  • Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, board of directors

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Hometown Hero, 2000
  • Ohio Super Lawyer®, numerous years
  • Strauss Troy Co-Chairman
  • Strauss Troy President, 2009-2013
  • Strauss Troy Chairman of Management Committee, 1995-2013
  • Strauss Troy Treasurer, 1990-2008

Practice Areas

  • Business Development
  • Financing
  • Corporate Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Loan Transactions
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions