Ross Green is an of counsel attorney in the firm's Business and Finance Department. His areas of interest include financial institution law and intellectual property law. Ross has represented banks and small businesses for most of his career and was an instructor for a chapter of the American Institute of Banking. He was in-house counsel for a bank for twenty years and simultaneously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has provided counsel in the areas of regulatory compliance, loan origination and documentation, deposit operations, and loan review. In addition to his legal responsibilities, he routinely coordinated bank examinations by state and federal regulators and exercised secured and unsecured lending authority, managing a portfolio of commercial loans in various industry classifications. Two of his loan customers were among the first to participate in a pilot revolving line of credit program sponsored by the Small Business Administration.
Ross has advised and represented vendors and suppliers to the thermoplastics industry as well as other businesses in intellectual property matters, and has obtained patents in the mechanical arts in the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe.
Ross graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 with a B.S. degree in Aero-Space Engineering, and earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Butler County Industrial Development Authority and the Butler County Development Corporation, and is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.