Meet Our Lawyers

Stuart W. Cordell

Stuart heads the firm’s business practice.  He is a respected business lawyer with significant experience in the areas of business formation and operation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, general business law, joint ventures and international licensing. 

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Jeffrey L. Coxon

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in handling business and real estate transactions.  In addition, he devotes a significant amount of his practice to the representation of business owners, as well as their families, in their individual needs including succession and estate planning.

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Stuart W. Cordell, Partner

Northeast Ohio Business, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney

 

Stuart heads the firm’s business practice.  He is a respected business lawyer with significant experience in the areas of business formation and operation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, general business law, joint ventures and international licensing.  He also represents business owners and their families concerning individual legal needs in the areas of real estate, estate planning and tax matters.  Over his 36 year career at Warren and Young, Stuart has closed numerous transactions, authored a broad range of commercial agreements and counseled hundreds of businesses, including both profit and nonprofit entities, and many families.  His clients include a variety of manufacturing companies, real estate developers and other commercial enterprises located in Northeast Ohio and across the country.  He has extensive experience representing clients in the reinforced plastics, rubber and chemical industries, as well as in the fields of construction, agriculture, transportation and food service.  He serves as outside general counsel to several of his clients.

Stuart joined Warren and Young in 1983 after spending two years practicing with Baker & Hostetler LLP in Cleveland.  The grandson of Theodore E. Warren, who founded Warren and Young in 1922, Stuart returned to Ashtabula to continue the firm’s tradition of providing high quality legal services that began with his grandfather, and was perpetuated by his uncle, E. Terry Warren, who retired from the firm in 1995.  He also carries on their legacy of substantial community involvement, giving liberally of his time to assist local organizations.

A strategic thinker, trusted advisor, creative problem solver and deal maker, Stuart can assist businesses large and small with their legal service needs.  Contact him at scordell@warrenyoung.com or at 440-997-6175 to arrange a consultation.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1981

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1981

 

Education

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1981

  • A.B., Cornell University, 1978

 

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ rating (since 1995)

  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2015, 2016

  • Kent State University – Ashtabula, Community Service Award, 2009

  • Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County – George H. Kaull Award for Entrepreneurship, 2009

  • Lakeside/Ashtabula/Harbor High School Hall of Fame – 2010

 

Professional Memberships and Civic Involvement

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Council of Delegates 2003 – 2016

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors 2016 - 2019

  • Ashtabula County Bar Association, Member, Board of Trustees 2006 – 2012, President, 2008 – 2009

  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Trustees 1998 – 2005, President 2004 – 2005

  • Law Foundation of Ashtabula County, Member, Board of Trustees 2008 – present, President, 2008 – present

  • Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County (www.civicdevelopmentcorp.org), Member, Board of Trustees 1992 – present, President, 2000 – 2007

  • Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County (www.ashtabulagrowth.org), Trustee, 1997 – 2018

  • Ashtabula County Convention Facilities Authority, Director, Treasurer, 2002 – 2010

  • Fund for Our Economic Future (www.futurefundneo.org), Member 2006 – present, Steering Committee, Business Attraction and Retention Task Force, Co-Chair, Ag-Bio Industry Cluster Initiative

  • Team Northeast Ohio (www.clevelandplusbusiness.com), Director 2009 – 2014

  • Ohio Grantmakers Forum (www.ohiograntmakers.org), Trustee, 2007 – 2011 Chair, Public Policy, Committee Member, Audit and Finance Committee

 

For Profit Directorships

  • Andover Bancorp, Inc., 2015 – present

 

Nonprofit Directorships

  • New Entrepreneurs Opportunity Fund, Director, 2011 – 2014; Secretary/Treasurer, 2011 – present

  • Robert S. Morrison Foundation, Trustee, 1993 – 2010

  • Richard S. Morrison Foundation, Trustee, 1998 – present

  • Bill and Ruth Mary Service Foundation, Trustee, 2008 – present

 
 
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Jeffrey L. Coxon, Partner

Northeast Ohio Business, Real Estate and Probate Attorney

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in handling business and real estate transactions.  In addition, he devotes a significant amount of his practice to the representation of business owners, as well as their families, in their individual needs including succession and estate planning.

Jeff can assist businesses of all sizes, including their owners, with their legal service needs.  Contact him at  jcoxon@warrenyoung.com or at 440-997-6175 to arrange a consultation.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1992

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994

 

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University (Order of the Coif; The Ohio State Law Journal)

  • B.S., Miami University (magna cum laude), 1989

 

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    (since 1993)

 

Professional Memberships and Civic Involvement

  • Ohio State Bar Associatio

  • Ashtabula County Bar Association

  • Ohio State Law Journal Member

  • Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce (Member, Board of Trustees, 1997 – 2002, Chairman, 2000)

  • American Red Cross, Ashtabula Chapter (Member, Board of Directors 1997 – 2002)

  • Ashtabula County Rotary Foundation (Member 1997 – 2000)

  • Ashtabula County Council on Aging (Member 1994 – 1997)

  • ACMC Foundation (Member 2005 – 2013)

  • Ashtabula County Medical Center Board of Trustees (Member 2013 – 2018)

Our Practice Areas

- Business and Corporate Law

- Real Estate

- Estate Planning and Probate Administration

- Non Profit Organizations

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

By Appointment

Contact Us

134 West 46th Street

P. O. Box 2300

Ashtabula, OH 44005-2300

Tel: 440-997-6175

Fax: 440-992-9114
scordell@warrenyoung.com

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