Jim Rench is a Partner in the law firm of Stark & Knoll Co., L.P.A., Akron, Ohio, where he is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Rench received his undergraduate degree (B.S. in Business Administration - Accounting and Finance) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his law degree, (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) from The Ohio State University, College of Law. Mr. Rench has enjoyed a Martindale-Hubbell rating of “av” for many years and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America (Banking Law) since 1995 and in Ohio Super Lawyers (Business, General) since 2004 . He is a member of numerous Bar and professional associations, including the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Association for Corporate Growth. Mr. Rench has substantial experience representing clients in corporate and commercial matters, including entity formation and governance, securities and corporate finance, secured lending, and mergers and acquisitions.