Joseph D. Stewart-Pirone

Senior Associate
T 513.651.6425
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Joe assists businesses of all sizes with federal, state, and local tax issues, including planning, compliance, audits, appeals, and litigation. He regularly represents clients before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals and in connection with audits by the Ohio Department of Taxation, with a focus on Ohio’s commercial activity tax and other business taxes.

Joe helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, advises established businesses in connection with acquisitions and operations, and counsels business owners interested in selling their companies or business assets. He advises clients concerning corporate structuring, governance, and compliance with state and local registration and other requirements. And he reviews and negotiates commercial contracts with service providers, suppliers, customers and other critical business partners.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Joe spent about nine years working professionally in diverse capacities in a variety of industries. He worked for three years for a mid-size, privately-held company in the transportation and logistics industry as a manager in operations and as an analyst. Before that, he spent two years with a Fortune 100 telecommunications firm, first as a pricing analyst for internet and web products, then as a deployment engineer handling network equipment. Joe also has several years of experience in accounting positions in various industries with firms ranging in size from two-person start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Legal Extern, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, 2011
  • Mary Lepper VITA Volunteer Award, Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers
  • Graduated first in his law school class, summa cum laude
  • Associate Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review,  Chase College of Law
  • Member, Moot Court Board,  Chase College of Law
  • First Place, W. Jack Grosse Moot Court CompetitionGraduate School Leadership Award, The Ohio State University
  • Student Association President's Cup Award for Service & Leadership, SUNY Geneseo
  • Alumni Association Leadership Award, SUNY Geneseo
  • Student Association Leadership Award, SUNY Geneseo

Memberships & Affiliations

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Adjunct Faculty (State and Local Tax, Spring 2017)
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Fuel Cincinnati, Advisory Board, 2015-present; Vice Chair, 2014; Chair, 2013; Committee Member, 2011-2012
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), Tax Return Preparer, 2010-2013

Other Contact Info


Heather Slais
T 513.651.6111