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Ian Heyman

Ian Heyman, attorney
Columbus, Ohio
614-460-1600 (Office)
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Ian Heyman


Licensed in Ohio, Ian has over 20 years of legal experience counseling clients on all aspects of corporate formation and governance, business law and international transactions, litigation, taxation including state and federal tax audits, real property transactions, licensing, government relations and criminal defense. Mr. Heyman also has extensive experience advising tax exempt organizations.

In addition to his broad legal experience, Ian regularly manages complex legal issues for a variety of clients positioned in many different industries. Mr. Heyman has been the architect and lead counsel for a diverse variety of corporate acquisitions, with resulting growth of new corporate revenue resulting therefrom exceeding $140 million dollars per year for the past three years.

Mr. Heyman also provides comprehensive counsel for many start-up ventures, including one venture voted the number one product presented in 2016 to REV1, Ohio’s business incubator platform. Developing corporate structure, defining standards for business operations and managing financial considerations are just a part of what Ian provides for his clients, while always planning two steps ahead. His creative solutions and relentless dedication to achieving client goals makes Mr. Heyman an asset to all of his clients, no matter how relatively big or small their interests may be.

Areas of Practice

Corporate and Business Organizations

  • Formation, governance, M & A, finance
  • For profit, non-profit, regulatory, government relations
  • Start-ups, operating agreements, management agreements, partnership agreements

Taxation: Federal and State

  • Audits, asset protection and recovery
  • Tax avoidance, strategic structuring
  • Income re-characterization
  • Taxation in estates and divorce

Real Estate

  • Commercial, leasing, finance, joint ventures
  • Master Lease sales transactions
  • Residential, title, zoning
Estate Planning and Probate

  • Wills & trusts
  • Asset protection & multi-generational control
  • Corporate entity alternatives to Probate

Criminal Defense

  • White Collar, drugs, rape, weapons
  • Incarceration alternatives
  • Pre-and-post conviction remediation

Liquor, Gaming & Weapons

  • Liquor licensure and transfers
  • Gaming, poker, bingo, lottery
  • Gun permits, rehabilitation

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • NRCC Ohio Business Men of the Year, Wall Street Journal
  • The Ronald Ira Friedman Memorial Service Award
  • American Jurisprudence Award


Capital University Law School, J.D. 1997

  • Co-Editor in Chief, Adelphia Law Journal
  • Editor, Res Ipsa Loquitur
  • President, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Moot Court Competition, Runner Up

The Ohio State University

  • B.A. in Philosophy 1994
  • Zeta Beta Tau Class President
  • Alpha Tau Omega Boxing Champion
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Memberships, Associations, etc.

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • American Paint Horse Association

Community Involvement

  • Goshen Cancer Foundation Children’s Hospital Initiative
  • Foundation Farms Animal Rescue
  • Perry’s Pacers Track Club


Local: 614-460-1600

Fax: 614-469-1066

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James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA

115 W. Main St., 4th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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