Christopher J. Niekamp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Akron, OH

Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP
 | 23 South Main St, Suite 301
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-434-1000
Fax: 330-434-1001
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Banking (30%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (30%)
Attorney Profile

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 managing partner of the Akron, Ohio, firm Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio LLP, he and his partners have more than 100 years of combined experience advocating for clients in state, federal and appellate courts in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida.

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.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Banking
  • 30%Creditor Debtor Rights
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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About Christopher Niekamp

Admitted: 1990, Ohio

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Secretary, Community Hall Foundation dba Civic Theater, 1995


  • 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

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
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Office Location for Christopher J. Niekamp

23 South Main St
Suite 301
Akron, OH 44308

Phone: 330-434-1000

Fax: 330-434-1001

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Last Updated: 9/23/2019

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