Christopher J. Niekamp

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Akron, Ohio

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
Christopher J. Niekamp
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Banking, Creditor Debtor Rights

Licensed in Ohio since: 1990

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
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Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

3800 Embassy Parkway
Suite 300
Akron, OH 44333 Phone: 330-258-6470 Email: Christopher J. Niekamp Visit website


Representing clients from diverse backgrounds, Christopher J. Niekamp handles commercial and corporate law issues as well as matters involving businesses, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He also has a niche entertainment law practice. As shareholder of the Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC* he has the ability to handle complex commercial case throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In 1987, Mr. Niekamp earned a Bachelor of Science from Miami University. He participated in the exchange program with Western Law, receiving a Juris Doctor in 1990 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Mr. Niekamp’s clientele includes small businesses, large corporations, debtors and creditors. He has guided many parties through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, including trustees, creditor committees and secured lenders. Adept at all aspects of business law, he has negotiated commercial leases, reviewed employment agreements, prepared documents for corporate acquisitions and counseled nonprofits on 501 (c)(3) information. Whether it’s the startup of a new business or the dissolution of a company, Mr. Niekamp remains a source of advice and support.

Part of offering comprehensive representation is staying on top of emerging case law and legal trends. Mr. Niekamp does just that through his membership in organizations such as the Ohio State Bar Association.

Licensed to practice in Ohio for nearly three decades, Mr. Niekamp has earned the respect of his peers and clients alike. He holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating, and he is peer-review rated Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Niekamp is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

First Admitted: 1990, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • Treasurer, Akron Bar Association, 2021
Representative Clients:
  • Rogers Industrial Products
  • Akron General Medical Center
  • Hometown Bank
  • FirstMerit Bank
  • Dante Products
  • Peoples Bank
  • Westfield Bank
  • Hardware Components
  • SGD Golf
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • First National Bank of PA
Educational Background:
  • Miami University, B.S., 1987
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Secretary, Community Hall Foundation dba Civic Theater, 1995
  • Chairman, Akron Kohl Family YMCA Advisory Board, 2020
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • In Re: Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation:  Global settlement of the two judgments entered by this Court, and of the state court case filed against Miller and Mercer, in the Court of Common Pleas Summit County, Ohio, captioned Profile Grinding, Inc. and The Lincoln Electric Company against Mercer Company and David P. Miller, Case No. CV-2014-09-4330 - Total Settlement amount $1,800,000.00., 2016
  • Appointed the Liquidation Agent to oversee the dissolution and wind down and distribution to Creditors for Day Ketterer, Ltd., 2020
  • Intellirod Spine, Inc. auction sale of Assets, wind down and dissolution., 2020
Industry Groups:
  • Corporate
  • National and Local Banks

Office location for Christopher J. Niekamp

3800 Embassy Parkway
Suite 300
Akron, OH 44333


8 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023

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