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Taft Cincinnati is a full-service law office, providing transactional, employment and labor relations, litigation, and real estate services to public, private, and non-profit clients in a wide variety of industries. Our attorneys represent clients of different sizes, from emerging companies to well-established industry leaders across the Midwest, on issues ranging from local matters to matters with national and international implications. We work in cohesive teams, responding quickly and efficiently with the right approach to avoid a problem, resolve a problem, or take advantage of an opportunity.

Taft Law

425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Partner Contact

Joe Cleves

Mr. Cleves practices in Taft Law’s Construction and Real Estate groups. He has extensive experience in lean construction, a practice designed to maximize value and minimize waste throughout the construction process, and with IPD, a process uniquely suited to put lean construction principles into practice. He has consulted on multi-million dollar developments across the nation, incorporating IPD as a means to delivering value to all phases of design, fabrication, and construction..

Team Development

  • Neutral Team Facilitation
  • Team Selection
  • Team Organization
  • Team Communication Methods
  • Behavior Analysis


  • Last Planner
  • Design Assist
  • Colocation – Construction
  • Colocation – Design
  • Pull Planning
  • Comprehensive Risk Analysis
  • Process Mapping
  • Target Value Design


  • Shared Risk Reward
  • Multi-party Agreements
  • Tri-party Agreements
  • Charter Agreements
  • Design-build
  • Transparent Financial Model
  • Consolidated Insurance
  • Speed to Market