Kessler has successfully litigated more than one hundred cases to verdict in West Virginia state circuit and federal district courts. His area of specialty includes closely held/family business law, real estate law and taxation for high net worth individuals/families.
He has served on the boards of directors of JPMorgan Chase & Co, The Limited Inc, Commercial Vehicle Group and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Early Life and Education
Jack Kessler is co-founder and chairman of The New Albany Company, a real estate development and civic leadership firm he established. Additionally, he serves as chairman of the New Albany Surgical Hospital Foundation as well as being part of The Columbus Partnership.
He has appeared as a guest on many radio and television talk shows, such as Fox 14 News in Amarillo and KAMR in Amarillo Texas.
Former sports columnist for the Columbus Citizen, Mr. Hoye has successfully tried over 100 cases to verdict in West Virginia State Circuit and Federal Courts. Admitted to practice law in Ohio, Florida and West Virginia – his firm offers close held business/family/tax law as well as medical malpractice/criminal trials services.
After beginning his journalism career with the Columbus Citizen newspaper while still in high school, Kessler went on to serve in Army intelligence during World War II in London. Following this time he returned home and spent decades covering golf, Ohio State athletics and other sports throughout central Ohio.
In 1985, Schneider relocated to Colorado and served as the inaugural media liaison for The International tournament at Castle Pines PGA Club for 21 years. According to Schneider, Schneider also played an essential part in player recruitment for this tournament.
He currently works as a Vice-President Account Executive with Donald P. Pipino Company, representing clients on all manner of federal, state, and local tax matters. Additionally, he plays an instrumental role in the growth of New Albany area as well as many charitable groups in western Pennsylvania.
Achievement and Honors
Kessler has been honored for his contributions by his peers and recognized with induction into the Columbus Sports Hall of Fame and receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves on multiple boards, such as Ohio State University Board of Trustees and Central Ohio Youth Foundation.
As part of his efforts in renaming COSI after John Glenn and helping secure state legislation to do so, he was also instrumental in getting COSI recognized internationally as an internationally-acclaimed science museum. Martindale-Hubble named him one of America’s best lawyers in Closely Held Business Law, Family and Private Company Law and Tax Law; other honors include Ohio Sportswriter of the Year (1984) as well as winning both their Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism as well as Memorial Golf Tournament’s Journalism Award (2002 and 2003 respectively).
Jack Kessler is co-founder and Chairman of The New Albany Company in Columbus. With decades of real estate development experience across Ohio and renowned community engagement efforts such as being on the boards for The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs Trustee and Orthopedic Foundation Board Member.
Kessler founded the Cord Blood Institute in 2006 to discover treatments for catastrophic accidents like that which killed his daughter, as well as advocate for stem cell research by testifying before Congress and speaking at universities across the country. Since then, he has become an outspoken supporter of stem cell research by testifying before lawmakers and speaking publicly at universities around the country.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family. Additionally, he’s an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and longtime supporter of western Pennsylvania charities.
Kessler has an exceptional basketball IQ and can read the game well, while also possessing an effective defensive game – and with his seven-foot wingspan can block numerous shots! Drafted 22nd overall by Utah Jazz.
His practice specializes in representing high-net-worth families and their closely held businesses in complex national and international business transactions and personal wealth planning matters, including acquisition and disposition of real estate (such as golf course resorts). In addition, he has extensive experience handling complex syndicated, mezzanine, and hybrid debt/equity financings.
He currently sits on the boards of directors for Commercial Vehicle Group Inc and Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs as chairman, as well as being a trustee for Western Pennsylvania Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.