James J. McGraw, Jr.

Leaders in Law endorses James J. McGraw, Jr. as our exclusively recommended Economic Development Services expert in Ohio, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Jim, please use the contact information provided above.

Jim McGraw is a Senior Partner in the corporate law group of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL based in Cincinnati, Ohio and he is also the CEO of KMK Consulting Company LLC, a national economic development and site selection firm. Jim is a member of The Best Lawyers in America for his economic development work and also has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in the United States by the Business Journal.

Jim and his team have secured over $1 Billion of government incentives for business growth projects across 33 states in the US and has advised on more than 2,000 business recruitment and expansion deals.

Clients range from Fortune 100 corporations to small private firms. Jim’s team services companies with incentive negotiations, compliance and reporting, site selection/cost analysis, public finance and energy infrastructure and supply. These services provide significant financial benefits to companies expanding or relocation anywhere in the United States.

The group thrives on mutual respect with great clients. Tony Kaufman, VP of Real Estate and Facility Operations at Fidelity National Information Services Inc.(FIS): “It has been my great pleasure to have KMK Consulting on our team during a critical time in our Company’s extraordinary global expansion. Their skills in strategy, negotiations, relationships and managing numerous details are extremely impressive. But most importantly, they produced financial results beyond what we thought possible. It is exciting to have their expertise and loyalty supporting our Company’s future.”

Jim McGraw’s reputation is grounded in professionalism, fairness, creativity and client loyalty. Explore your possibilities with Jim by contacting him at jmcgraw@kmklaw.com or 513-639-3968.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Business Consulting Services
  • Government Affairs
  • Bond & Public Finance
  • Site Selection
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Business Representation & Transactions
  • Government Incentives
  • Opportunity Zones


  • J.D., University of Akron School of Law, 1974, Editor, Law Review
  • B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1971

Firm Description:

Keating, Muething & Klekamp PLL is a nationally recognized law firm with over 140 lawyers. It has established a respected national as well as international presence. KMK Law is proud and honored to help our clients achieve their aspirations. For over 69 years,KMK Law has been a pillar of the Cincinnati community and our attorneys are heavily involved in a multitude of civic and not for profit leadership positions throughout the community as well as nationally.

KMK Law is also a proud member of ALFA International, the premier network of 140 independent law firms across the globe including 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the US plus 70 international firms located in over 50 countries around the world.