Rod A. Moore
Rod Moore is a partner with Black McCuskey and focuses his practice in the areas of business, corporate, real estate and land use.
Rod is experienced in handling complex commercial and corporate transactional matters for large, medium and small companies. He regularly drafts and negotiates contracts for daily operations and special projects involving land acquisition, lending, land use matters, services and materials procurement, and software licensing. Individuals, developers and builders come to Rod for contract development for all phases of residential and commercial real estate projects. Lenders rely on Rod to prepare documentation and negotiate loan documents for sophisticated transactions with varying types of collateral and security.
A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Rod served as Production Editor and as an Assistant Editor of the Akron Law Review. He received the CALI Excellence Award for the highest “A” in legal drafting. While attending law school, he also worked as a law clerk at the City of Akron in the Civil Division. During his time at the City of Akron, Rod worked on a variety of civil matters including labor and employment, zoning and personal injury. During the summer of 2014, he worked as a summer associate at Black McCuskey. After graduating from law school, Rod scored in the 99th percentile on the Ohio Bar examination.
Prior to attending the University of Akron, School of Law, Rod obtained his bachelor’s degree in Government and Foreign Affairs at Walsh University. He obtained minor degrees in economics and general business from Walsh as well. Rod graduated magna cum laude and completed the Walsh University Honors Program. He was selected as the outstanding student in his major and was inducted as a member in Pi Sigma Alpha. During his time at Walsh, Rod worked for the United States House of Representatives and as a resident assistant.
Rod has been named a Rising Star for 2023 by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected and candidates must be either 40 years or younger, or in practice ten years or less.
In 2020, Rod was selected as one of 20 outstanding leaders under the age of 40 by ystark! (the young professionals organization of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce) and The Repository. He is a graduate of the 31st class of the Leadership Stark County Signature program. He and his family reside in Green and he is a former member of the City of Green Parks and Recreation Board and past Chair of the Pipeline Settlement Advisory Committee. Additionally, Rod served as an Adjunct Business Professor at Walsh University. Rod’s appreciation for the arts has led him to serve on the Board of Directors for ArtsinStark. He is also a board member of DCLB Corp., TomTod Ideas and the Akron Law Alumni Association.
Ohio Bar, 2015
J.D., The University of Akron School of Law, magna cum laude, Health Law, 2015
B.A., Walsh University, magna cum laude, Government and Foreign Affairs, Economics, and Business, 2012