Brouse McDowell in the News
- December 14, 2020
Jim Dixon Presents at the NBI Webinar "Drafting and Negotiating Complex Indemnity Provisions"His presentation, "Bringing it All Together: Indemnification Case Studies in Different Agreements," is the third in a six-part event. The webinar is available as a live video webinar, OnDemand Video, Video Download, or Video DVD. 6.0 credit hours of CLE and 7.0 hours of CPE for Accountants/NASBA are available for the full day.
- December 9, 2020
22 Brouse Attorneys Named 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising StarsBrouse McDowell, a leading regional business law firm, is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recognized 22 of the firm's attorneys on its 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
- December 3, 2020
Shelby Ranier Provides Commentary on the Small Business Relief Grant and the Bar and Restaurant Assistance FundAttorney Shelby Ranier comments for Youngstown Daily Legal News on two Ohio relief programs now available to small businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 in an article titled "New Relief Options Available for Small Biz/Restaurants and Bars."
- December 3, 2020
Elizabeth Schultz Yeargin and Louis Alexander Present at Miami University's "Cleveland Chapter Masks Mandatory, Pants Optional - Business in 2020 and Beyond"Their presentation focused on Ohio House Bill 606 Immunity Act (COVID), work at home policies and their effects on data privacy and cyber security, and the commercial real estate legal landscape.
- November 20, 2020
Libby Schultz Yeargin Comments on Ohio Law Creating Immunity for COVID-Related SuitsPartner Libby Schultz Yeargin comments for Youngstown Daily Legal News on Amended Substitute House Bill No. 606, signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sept. 14 2020. The law provides immunity to employers, healthcare professionals and schools from most civil lawsuits related to the exposure, transmission or contraction of COVID-19. The new law takes effect on December 13 and applies to acts, omissions, conduct, decisions or compliance dating back to March 9, 2020.
- November 20, 2020
Amanda Leffler Introduces the Greater Akron Chamber's 2021 Economic Outlook SessionAmanda Leffler provides an overview of the 2021 Economic Outlook Session hosted by the Greater Akron Chamber on Friday, November 20th at 8:00 AM. She will introduce the panelists, Camille Busette from the Brookings Institution, Jacob Duritsky from TeamNEO, and Dr. Amanda Weinstein from The University of Akron.
- November 17, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the 2020 ATHENA Akron Leadership Awards CeremonyATHENA Akron Leadership Awards honor women leaders who have made a difference in our community. Client Donna Skoda was recognized for leadership accomplishments during this virtual awards ceremony.
- November 5, 2020
Brouse McDowell Receives 29 Practice Area Rankings in US News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" 2021Brouse McDowell LPA received 29 Metropolitan Rankings in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
- November 3, 2020
Brouse McDowell Attorneys Volunteer at the Polls on Election DayAn Akron Legal News article "Ohio attorneys to man the polls in exchange for CLE credit" dated September 25, 2020 highlighted some of Brouse's volunteers and their comments on the importance to perform public service.
- November 3, 2020
Jennifer Himmelein Receives John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono AwardPartner Jennifer Himmelein was awarded the John and Ginny Pro Bono Award by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. The award recognizes an attorney for his/her exceptional pro bono legal work.
- October 30, 2020
Partner Lori Kilpeck Presents at the CMBA's 47th Annual Estate Planning Institute CLEHer topic was "Potential Pitfalls in Estate Planning for Today's Clients."
- October 26, 2020
Dan Glessner Comments on Post-Pandemic Changes in Law Firms in Crain's Cleveland ArticleManaging Partner, Daniel Glessner provides comments on post-pandemic changes in law firms in a Crain's Cleveland Business article titled "COVID fallout includes more remote work, less travel for law professionals."
- October 26, 2020
Marc Merklin Presents at the Summit 2020 Virtual ConferenceMarc Merklin presented "The Role of the Financial Advisor in Restructuring" at the Summit 2020 Focus on the Future Virtual Conference presented by Allinial Global.
- October 21, 2020
Ed Smith Comments on Business Changes Brought on by the Pandemic in The Business JournalPartner Edward Smith comments on the effects of the pandemic on businesses in the mid-October 2020 edition of Youngstown's Business Journal.
- October 19, 2020
Brouse Ranks Among Top Firms for Representation of Women Attorneys in Law360's Glass Ceiling 2020 ReportLaw360 recently released its Glass Ceiling 2020 report, ranking Brouse #32 nationally for representation of women attorneys (among firms with 100 attorneys or fewer).
- October 19, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors Pegasus Farm's Bridles and Brews 2020 Annual GalaPegasus Farm is a local nonprofit that provides a community to support and empower individuals through their therapeutic equestrian programs such as horseback riding, vocational services, and recreational and social activities. They serve children and adults who face a wide range of challenges, and have also recently collaborated to establish the Military Family Center.
- September 30, 2020
Brouse McDowell is Proud to Support the Access to Justice Awards CelebrationThe Access to Justice Awards Celebration on September 30, 2020 honors extraordinary service in the public interest by individuals and organizations in northwest Ohio and benefits Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), and Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services.
- September 29, 2020
Amanda Leffler Introduces this Year's "30 for the Future" RecipientsAs this year's Committee Chair for 30 for the Future, partner Amanda Leffler introduced this year's award recipients at the Kent State University Museum. She interviewed each recipient to find out how they give back to their communities, who their role models are, and their thoughts on the future. Brouse Associate Hanne-Lore Gambrell was a 2020 recipient of this award.
- September 24, 2020
Dan Glessner Recognized by Leadership Akron at the New Executive Leader ReceptionDan Glessner was recognized as a new executive leader in the Akron area by Leadership Akron. Dan became Managing Partner of Brouse McDowell in January 2020.
- September 24, 2020
Marc Merklin to Speak at the Greater Akron Chamber Annual MeetingBrouse McDowell Partner and Greater Akron Chamber (GAC) Chair Marc Merklin and will lead this year's virtual annual meeting of the Greater Akron Chamber along with Chair-Elect Grace Wakulchik of Akron Childrens' Hospital.
Brouse McDowell is a Presenting Sponsor.
- September 21, 2020
Nicole Thorn and Teresa Santin Participate in the Akron Dental Society Member MeetingAttorney Nicole Thorn presented, and Partner Teresa Santin moderated, a webinar before the Akron Dental Society on "Panoramic Pandemic: Legal Update for Dental Practices."
- September 22, 2020
Stacy RC Berliner and Andrew Miller Debate Business Interruptions Claims at the CMBA Insurance Law SeminarPartners Stacy RC Berliner and Andrew Miller spoke during the CLE program "First Party Property Damage Coverage for Business Interruption Claims ‘Debate'" hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- September 16, 2020
Laura Fryan and Nicole Thorn Present to NEO MGMA on Managing Medical Practices During a PandemicTheir presentation was titled "Navigating Unchartered Waters: Managing Medical Practices During a Pandemic," where they discussed various aspects of telehealth in this new era, including current waivers in place, and employment-related issues.
- September 1, 2020
Brouse McDowell Welcomes Addition of Family Law Partner Jennifer HimmeleinBrouse McDowell welcomes Jennifer M. Himmelein as a Family Law attorney in our Cleveland Office.
- August 25, 2020
Brouse McDowell Welcomes Former Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'DonnellBrouse McDowell welcomes former Supreme Court Justice Terrence O'Donnell to the firm. Justice O'Donnell, retired from The Supreme Court of Ohio, and joined the law firm of Brouse McDowell in an Of Counsel capacity focusing on alternative dispute resolution and appellate matters.
- August 20, 2020
Hanne-Lore Gambrell Receives "30 for the Future" Award from the Greater Akron ChamberHanne-Lore Gambrell has been named one of the recipients of the thirteenth annual "30 for the Future" award from the Greater Akron Chamber. Hanne-Lore will be recognized in a virtual celebration this September.
- August 20, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 28 Brouse Attorneys in 33 Practice Areas and 4 Attorneys as "Ones to Watch"Twenty-eight Brouse McDowell attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021. These attorneys were recognized in 33 distinct practice areas a total of 49 times.
Additionally, four Brouse McDowell attorneys were listed in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list for 2021.
- July 2020
Hanne-Lore Gambrell Featured as a Guest Speaker at The University of Akron School of Law's LSAC PLUS Online ProgramHanne-Lore presented on "My Journey through Law School and Beyond." She graduated from The University of Akron with her JD/MBA in 2018.
- August 10, 2020
Crains Ranks Brouse Among Top Law Firms in Northeast Ohio for Number of Women Attorneys
- August 5, 2020
Joe Cole Appointed to OSBA's Advisory Council on Diversity InitiativesJoseph Cole has been appointed to the Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives (ACDI) for the Ohio State Bar Association
- July 21, 2020
Christopher Huryn Comments on Legal Considerations for Health Care Joint VenturesPartner Chris Huryn discusses key issues for health care entities when considering a joint venture in a Super Lawyers' article.
- July 15, 2020
Marc Merklin and Joseph Cole Named as Fellows of the American Bar FoundationBrouse partners Marc Merklin and Joseph Cole have been named Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Fellows is an honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.
- June 30, 2020
Three Attorneys Named to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's 2020 "Partners in Justice"These individuals are recognized as ambassadors to their law firms and in the legal community throughout Northeast Ohio.
- June 24, 2020
Nicholas Capotosto Selected by Leadership Akron for its 2020/2021 Signature ProgramPartner Nicholas Capotosto was chosen as a new member of Leadership Akron's highly selective 2020/2021 Signature Class 37.
- June 24, 2020
Partner Paul Rose Comments in Law360 Regarding Insured's Successful Appeal Requiring Insurer to Defend Opioid Liability SuitsPaul Rose provides commentary to Law 360 regarding a recent decision in Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical Inc., decided by the Court of Appeals for the First Appellate District of Ohio. Brouse McDowell attorneys Paul A. Rose and Amanda M. Leffler represented Masters Pharmaceutical, Inc. in its successful outcome.
- June 5, 2020
Attorney Hanne-Lore Gambrell Welcomed as a 2020-2023 Akron Bar Association TrusteeHanne-Lore will be welcomed during the Virtual Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 25 at 4:00pm. Brouse McDowell is a proud sponsor of the Akron Bar Association.
- June 3, 2020
A Message from Our Managing Partner: Brouse McDowell's Commitment to EqualityWe at Brouse McDowell are saddened by the senseless deaths of George Floyd and countless other victims of racism. As lawyers and legal professionals it is our duty to uphold the rule of law which ensures justice and equality for all. It is equally important that we come together to support each other and stand in solidarity to eliminate discrimination of all kinds, including discrimination against people of color.
- May 27, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes' Virtual Fundraising Benefit, "Nature at Night"The virtual fundraiser runs from May 13 – June 5, 2020 with a virtual Zoom toast on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM (EST) and a silent auction from May 27 – June 3, 2020. All proceeds benefit the Nature Center's environmental education programs and public grounds. This year's goal is to raise $120,000.
- May 12, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors Akron Community Foundation's "For Women, Forever" Annual DinnerThe dinner celebrates uplifting women and girls in our community. Proceeds go to the Women's Endowment Fund.
- May 1, 2020
Brouse McDowell's Bankruptcy Practice Welcomes Two New AttorneysBrouse McDowell is pleased to welcome Julie Kaplan Zurn and Douglas G. Walters as new additions to our Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy, and Commercial Law Practice Group.
- May 6, 2020
Christopher Teodosio Receives OSBF's 2020 Spring District Community Service AwardPartner Christopher Teodosio was named the District 11 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Foundation's 2020 Spring District Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under.
- May 4, 2020
Amanda Leffler Comments on Class Actions Involving Pandemic Coverage in Bloomberg LawAmanda Leffler, Co-Chair of Brouse's Insurance Recovery Practice, comments on potential class action claims involving business interruption coverage arising from the coronavirus, in an article published by Bloomberg Law on May 4, 2020. The article titled "Class Actions Spark Concerns Over Coronavirus Coverage Spats" discusses how the litigation between policyholders and insurers has been generating proposed class actions, and paving the way for attorneys without much insurance experience to enter this area of law.
- May 1, 2020
Daniel Glessner and Laura Fryan Present at the Virtual Columbus Regional Healthcare Compliance ConferenceTheir presentation covered "Updates to the Provider-Based Clinic Rules and Other Changing Rules in Healthcare."
- April 29, 2020
Stephen Bond Comments on Ohio's Evolving Mask Requirements in Akron Beacon JournalPartner Steve Bond commented on the State of Ohio's guidance on the use of masks in the workplace, published on April 29, 2020 by the Akron Beacon Journal and the Canton Repository.
- April 23, 2020
Chambers USA 2020 Ranks Insurance Practice in Band 1 and Recognizes 4 AttorneysChambers USA 2020 recognized Brouse McDowell in Band 1 for Insurance: Policyholder (Ohio) and four Brouse attorneys were ranked as leading practitioners for Insurance (Ohio).
- April 17, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the Akron Symphony Orchestra Virtual GalaThe gala was moved to a week-long virtual format from April 17-25 to continue the mission to enhance the quality of life of our community through education and musical excellence.
- April 15, 2020
Suzanne Bretz Blum and Brian Merklin Present to the Cleveland Life Institute on "Managing the Social Enterprise: Legal and Regulatory Issues"The virtual presentation focused on tax issues, non-profit board responsibilities, and what to watch out for regarding trademarks and copyright law.
- April 9, 2020
Partner Matthew Vansuch Participates in the Ohio Supreme Court's First-Ever Remote SessionPartner Matthew Vansuch participated in the Ohio Supreme Court's remote hearing on Tuesday, April 7. This is the first such session to be conducted remotely due to coronavirus.
- April 6, 2020
Crain's Cleveland Business - Legal Affairs Q&A: Daniel GlessnerManaging Partner, Daniel Glessner, participates in a legal affairs Q&A session with Crain's Cleveland Business.
- March 2020
Brouse McDowell Client Risk International Featured in Vanguard MagazineBrouse McDowell congratulates Risk International for its continued growth and success. Vanguard magazine recently sat down with Risk International's Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Michael Winschel, to discuss the company's growth strategies.
- March 24, 2020
Shutdowns Put Many Government Entities in Uncharted TerritoryPartner Marc Merklin commented on the impact of government shutdowns to trials and hearings in a Crain's Cleveland Business article.
- March 13, 2020
Stacy RC Berliner, Gabrielle Kelly, and Jodi Spencer Johnson Present at the Akron Bar Association's CLE - Insurance Coverage: Advanced IssuesStacy RC Berliner and Gabrielle Kelly will discuss "Coverage You Didn't Know You Had: Product Defects," while Jodi Spencer Johnson will present on "Minding Your Ps and Qs: Primer on Conditions."
- March 12, 2020
Partner Christopher Swing Named a 2020 Top Rated LitigatorChristopher Swing, Partner in the Litigation Practice Group has been selected as a 2020 Top Rated Litigator by ALM Media and Martindale-Hubbell™.
- March 6, 2020
Brandi Doniere and Andrew Miller Present on Insurance Coverage for #MeToo ClaimsTheir presentation is part of the Glass Ceiling in the Glass City: Toledo's 2020 Women in Law Summit in Celebration of International Women's Day.
- March 5, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the American Red Cross Acts of Courage EventThe Acts of Courage event presents the H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award to local individuals who have acted courageously in a time of emergency.
- March 4, 2020
James T. Dixon, Amanda M. Leffler, and Jodi Spencer Johnson Present to The Builders Association on Recent Decisions of the Ohio Supreme CourtTheir presentation focused on the word "occurrence" in recent decisions.
- March 4, 2020
Stacy RC Berliner, Jodi Spencer Johnson & Gabrielle T. Kelly Speak at the 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE SeminarTheir topics range from stress management to construction insurance and defunct insured.
- February 29, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio's "Have a Ball" EventProceeds from this event fund the fight against breast cancer.
- February 28, 2020
Brouse McDowell sponsors the ACAR's Lunchtime Success Series CE Program on February 28The Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors' CE "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly - Legislative Review," covers everything you need to know about local government but did not know to ask.
- February 26, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the City of Akron's 2020 State of the CityMayor Horrigan updated the residents of Akron on 2019 accomplishments and 2020 goals.
- February 11, 2020
Terry Vincent and Shelby Ranier Present at the ACC NEO CLE SeminarTheir presentation "Reading Financial Statements – The Basics," covered components of executive letters, business reviews, and financial reviews.
- February 11, 2020
Stacy RC Berliner Presents on Social Engineering at NEO RIMS MeetingShe will cover recent cases interpreting crime and cyber policy terms and conditions, and endorsements that could provide additional coverage.
- February 10, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the Kidney Foundation's 28th Annual GalaThis year's event raised $168,000 for the Foundation's direct assistance programs for those with kidney disease.
- February 6, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation's 7th Annual Angel ART AuctionThe organization works diligently to assist the underprivileged and elderly, address environmental issues and promote community service and education in memory of Andrea Rose Teodosio.
- February 5, 2020
Irv Sugerman and Matthew Vansuch Speak at OTA Winter Conference and Trade ShowPartners Irv Sugerman and Matthew Vansuch will speak at the 2020 Ohio Township Association's Winter Conference and Trade Show, taking place February 5-8. Their panel will cover "BZA Hearings: What Could Go Wrong?" through an interactive session with the participants to analyze a videotaped mock Board of Zoning Appeals hearing where anything that can go wrong does.
- February 1, 2020
Brouse McDowell Sponsors the Akron Bar Foundation GalaThe Annual Gala & Silent Fundraising Auction was held on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Proceeds from this event support law-related and public service programs.
- January 30, 2020
Brouse McDowell sponsors Joseph's Home's Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Happy HourThe Happy Hour helped raise awareness of medical needs of the homeless in Cleveland.
- January 24, 2020
Brouse McDowell Names Daniel K. Glessner as Managing Partner of the FirmBrouse McDowell, a leading business law firm based in Northern Ohio, welcomes Daniel K. Glessner as the new managing partner of the firm. Glessner succeeds Marc B. Merklin who served as managing partner for eight years.
- January 24, 2020
Brouse McDowell Announces Election of Two New Executive Committee MembersBrouse McDowell, a leading business law firm based in Northern Ohio, is pleased to announce the election of Christopher J. Carney and Andrew W. Miller to the firm's Executive Committee.
- January 21, 2020
Brouse McDowell Welcomes Two New Partners to the FirmBrouse McDowell is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners – Lori R. Kilpeck and Heather Allred – adding to our bench strength in Cleveland and Toledo, respectively
- January 2, 2020
Brouse McDowell Names New Partners & Appoints New Practice ChairsBrouse McDowell, a leading business law firm based in Northern Ohio, is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2020, Alex Quay, Chris Teodosio and Teresa Santin were elected partners in the firm. Further, two partners were named as new practice leaders - Wes Lambert and Stacy Berliner as co-chairs of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.