Zach Bahorik joins RKPT in 2018 with nearly a decade of experience serving both businesses and individuals in a variety of legal disciplines. Zach’s practice focuses on the needs of early stage companies and established businesses in a wide array of legal areas, including business formation, operations, intellectual property and asset protection, financing, and transactions. Zach also advises business owners and executives to plan for the long term growth and eventual succession of their business. With extensive litigation experience, Zach can counsel companies through the difficult challenges of commercial disputes, including pursuing and defending claims related to employment, intellectual property, breach of contract, and commercial torts.
In addition to working with mature corporations, Zach is highly involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Greater Cincinnati. Zach represents founders and companies at all stages, from initial concept to raising significant capital. Zach works closely with OCEAN, a local high-tech startup accelerator, serving as the Manager of the dedicated investment fund, Ocean Capital, since 2014.
Zach has made his home in the Pleasant Ridge community with his wife, Libby, since 2010. Zach has volunteered for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, serving on the Board of Directors for four years, including a term as Chairman; and Fight for Abigail, an organization raising awareness and funding for research to eliminate Sanfilippo Syndrome. He has contributed pro bono legal service to Cincinnati’s Legal Aid Volunteer Lawyers Program since 2009, and has also coached the mock trial program at Oak Hills High School.
Areas of Practice
- Business Formation and Structure
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Operations and Growth
- Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions
- Intellectual Property
- Ohio, 2009
- Kentucky, 2015
- Southern District of Ohio Federal Court
- Eastern District of Kentucky Federal Court
- Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
- Indiana Wesleyan University, B.S. Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016, 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Community Service Committee 2010-2011
- Kentucky Bar Association