Brouse McDowell in the News
- December 30, 2021
30 Brouse Attorneys Named 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising StarsBrouse McDowell, a leading regional business law firm, is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recognized 30 of the firm's attorneys on its 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
- November 29, 2021
Attorney Brian Merklin Selected for the Akron Torchbearers Class of 2022Attorney Brian Merklin was recently selected for the Akron Torchbearers Class of 2022. Torchbearers works to advance community leadership in the Akron area through the development, connection and engagement of diverse leaders in the Greater Akron community.
- November 12, 2021
"Corporate TIPS: Cyber Risk – The Board's Role" Selected for Boardspan's Library as a Featured ArticleA recent Corporate TIPS blog has been selected as a featured article for Boardspan, a boardroom software service and consultation firm. "Corporate TIPS: Cyber Risk – The Board's Role" authored by Brouse attorneys Molly Brown and Jarman Smith discusses the board's contributions to cybersecurity, responsibilities, and expertise assessments.
- November 5, 2021
Brouse McDowell Receives Corporate Leadership Award at the Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day AwardsNominated by client and business partner Hattie Larlham, Brouse McDowell is awarded the Corporate Leadership Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
- November 4, 2021
Elizabeth Schultz-Horbus Moderates CREW's 2021 Real Estate ForumCREW Greater Akron held its 2021 Real Estate Forum on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Partner Elizabeth Schultz-Horbus, the First VP of CREW Greater Akron, moderated this event.
- November 4, 2021
Brouse McDowell Recognized by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" 2022 in 26 Metropolitan Practice Area RankingsBrouse McDowell is honored to receive 26 Metropolitan Rankings in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"
- November 3, 2021
Elizabeth Schultz-Horbus Speaks at EDGE's Next Stage SymposiumOn November 3, 2021, Elizabeth Schultz-Horbus spoke as a panelist in Part 1 of EDGE's two-part Next Stage symposium.
- October 27, 2021
Brouse McDowell Hosts 9th Annual Insurance Coverage ConferenceBrouse McDowell hosted their 9th Annual Insurance Coverage Conference designed to provide critical information and cutting-edge updates to risk managers, in-house counsel, corporate executives, and insurance agents and brokers.
- October 26, 2021
Four Brouse Attorneys Mentioned in Tribune Chronicle for Best Lawyers in America 2022 DistinctionYoungstown attorneys Brian A. Coulter, Michael A. Gallo, Timothy M. Reardon, and Jay Skolnick were featured in the Tribune Chronicle's Business Brief for their recognition among Best Lawyers in America 2022.
- October 25, 2021
Jennifer Himmelein Speaks in Judge Joan Synenberg's Pro Bono Collaborative Series on Child Support, Custody, and VisitationOn Monday, October 25, 2021, Jennifer Himmelein spoke in Judge Joan Synenberg's Pro Bono Collaborative series.
- October 15, 2021
Kyle Shelton Comments on His Recent Induction as an Ohio State Bar Foundation Honorary FellowKyle Shelton recently commented on his June induction as an Honorary Fellow by the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
- October 2021
Brouse McDowell Achieves Summary Judgement in Federal Court for Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, OhioAfter four years of extensive litigation, in a case where the plaintiff initially demanded $30 million and claimed to have incurred fees approaching $2 million, a team of Brouse McDowell attorneys was awarded Summary Judgement for Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
- October 8, 2021
Brouse McDowell Attorneys Featured in Youngstown Business Journal for Best Lawyers DistinctionYoungstown attorneys, Tim Reardon, Jay Skolnick, Michael Gallo, and Brian Coulter featured in The Youngstown Business Journal for listing in The Best Lawyers in America 2022.
- October 7, 2021
Joseph Cole Receives UToledo Law Emerging Leader AwardThe University of Toledo College of Law Alumni Affiliate hosted a virtual homecoming event where Joe Cole received the UToledo Emerging Leader Award.
- September 2021
Brouse Ranks in Top 20 Firms for Representation of Women Attorneys in Law360's Glass Ceiling 2021 ReportLaw360 recently released its Glass Ceiling 2021 report, ranking Brouse #20 nationally for representation of women attorneys (among firms with 100 attorneys or fewer).
- September 22, 2021
Hanne-Lore Gambrell and J. Alex Quay Will Discuss Ohio Landlord-Tenant Issues in an Upcoming Akron Bar Association PanelOn Wednesday, September 22nd 2021, Hanne-Lore Gambrell and J. Alex Quay will discuss Ohio laws regulating landlord-tenant issues, and how to go about this process for your clients in a panel for the Akron Bar Association for one hour of CLE credit.
- September 11, 2021
Chris Carney Addresses Upcoming Vaccination Mandate in the Akron Beacon JournalPartner and Co-Chair of Brouse's Labor & Employment Practice comments on the Biden Administration's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination announcement in an Akron Beacon Journal article "Upcoming Vaccination Mandate has Akron-area Businesses Asking Questions."
- September 9, 2021
Laura F. Fryan Spoke at the "Charge for Medical Records: Ciox Health Case & Info Blocking Reg Nuances" WebinarLaura F. Fryan spoke at the "Charge for Medical Records: Ciox Health Case & Info Blocking Reg Nuances" webinar hosted by Healthcare Training Leader on September 9, 2021.
- September 7, 2021
Laura Fryan Speaks About the Intersection of Law and the Practice of Medicine on the American Health Law Association PodcastOn this episode of the American Health Law Association Podcast, attorney Laura Fryan speaks with Nicole Cifra and Taylor Starr, both physicians at the Golisano Children's Hospital.
- September 2021
Four Brouse Attorneys Recognized in Who's Who in Toledo Area Law for 2021Brouse McDowell Congratulates Brandi Doniere, Andrew Miller, Richard Walinski, and Marguerite Zinz on their inclusion in Who's Who in Toledo Area Law 2021.
- August 26, 2021
Hanne-Lore Gambrell Will Discuss Post-Pandemic Matters in the Real Estate Market in a Webcast for the Ohio State Bar AssociationHanne-Lore Gambrell participated in a webcast for the Ohio State Bar Association on August 26th from 1:00PM – 2:00PM EST on post-pandemic matters in the real estate market for a one hour CLE credit.
- August 19, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 28 Brouse Attorneys in 32 Practice Areas and 6 Attorneys as "Ones to Watch"The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 recognized 28 attorneys in 32 distinct practice areas, a total of 48 times. Additionally, Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2022 recognized six attorneys in four practice areas, a total of eight times.
- August 2021
Brouse Provides Support to Those Who Have Faced Hardships Due to Domestic ViolenceThis quarter the #BrouseCSC set its sights on supporting organizations that provide assistance to those who have been subjected to domestic violence.
- July 16, 2021
Brouse McDowell, Meaden & Moore and Eat Speak Love Sponsored the Valuable Insights of Enterprising Women (V.I.E.W.) MixerBrouse McDowell, Meaden & Moore, and Eat Speak Love sponsored the Valuable Insights of Enterprising Women (V.I.E.W.) Mixer, which took place at The Trailhead At Cascade Lofts on July 16, 2021.
- July 2021
Craig Horbus Comments for Youngstown's Business Journal on Cybersecurity Tools to Mitigate Risks and DamagesCraig Horbus comments in the mid-July 2021 edition of Youngstown's Business Journal on the vulnerability that companies face when it comes to cybercrime.
- July 13, 2021
Craig Horbus Speaks at Youngstown Business Journal's Cyber SummitCraig Horbus was a panelist in Youngstown Business Journal's upcoming Cyber Summit: Avoiding Breaches, Ransoms & Costly Shutdowns on July 13, 2021 at 12:00pm.
- July 2021
Attorney Kyle Shelton Inducted as an Ohio State Bar Foundation Honorary FellowKyle Shelton was recognized as an Honorary Fellow by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. The OSBF Fellows program includes nominated "attorneys who give their time, talent and treasure to advance the law and build a better justice system through community service efforts and monetary donations to the Foundation."
- June 2021
Partner Libby Yeargin Comments in LexisNexis' Commercial Leasing ReportIn the Commercial Leasing Report recently released by LexisNexis, Partner Libby Schultz Yeargin provides commentary on the challenges of doing leasing work during the pandemic as well as a future of uncertainty following the return to ‘normal'.
- June 30, 2021
Daniel Glessner Provides Insights on Cross-Servicing and Growth Mindset for TAG Alliance WebinarPartner Daniel Glessner provided his insights for Client Experience Group's Program "Mindset Matters and Courageous Cross-Servicing" hosted by TAG Alliances on June 30th. CEI interviewed both Dan and Randy Myeroff from Cohen & Company on the importance of a growth mindset for businesses and their approaches to client service.
- June 23, 2021
Hanne-Lore Gambrell Moderates the Virtual Eleventh Congressional District Candidates' ForumHanne-Lore Gambrell moderates the virtual Eleventh Congressional District Candidates' Forum. This non-partisan, community event will span over two days and is held by the women of the Greater Cleveland and Akron Alumnae chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the men of Zeta Omega (Cleveland) and Xi Chi (Akron) chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. For more information and to register online, click here.
- June 17, 2021
Brouse's Akron Office Joins the Fun by Participating in the Annual Great American CleanupBrouse's Akron office employees have joined in the partnership with Keep Akron Beautiful by participating in the annual Great American Cleanup organized by our Community Service Committee.
- June 16, 2021
Partners Brandi Doniere and Amanda Leffler Will Speak at Strafford Publication's Virtual CLE EventPartners Brandi Doniere and Amanda Leffler will speak at Strafford Publication's CLE event on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm. This virtual event, entitled "GC's Role in Remote Work Legal Issues: Data Governance, Privacy, Automating Documentation, Employee Communication" will discuss why it is important for businesses to effectively manage corporate data when offering a work-from-home environment. To register for this event, click here.
- June 12, 2021
Brouse's Community Service Committee Participates in Another Great American Cleanup Event in ToledoBrouse employees Holly Arquette, Natalie Bargy, Jayme Bodi, Brandi Doniere, Evelyn Evans-Eck, Omar Hazimah, and Loretta Taylor from our Toledo office and their families recently participated in Toledo's Great American Cleanup in partnership with Keep America Beautiful on June 11, 2021.
- June 11, 2021
Jim Dixon Provides Tips for a Successful Home Renovation ProjectPartner Jim Dixon provides commentary for Super Lawyers in an article titled "Keeping a Home Renovation on Track." Jim discusses issues that homeowners might face when working with a contractor on a renovation project and notes tips for ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.
- June 10, 2021
Irv Sugerman Comments in an Akron.com Article on a Recent Annexation Dispute Between Richfield Village and Richfield TownshipPartner Irv Sugerman comments in an Akron.com article on a recent annexation dispute between Richfield Village and Richfield Township regarding the proposed Briarwood Estates housing development project.
- June 5, 2021
Brouse's Community Service Committee Participates in Youngstown StreetScape 2021 EventIn celebration of the Great American Cleanup with Keep America Beautiful, Brouse attorneys and staff from our Youngstown office recently participated in Youngstown CityScape's 24th annual planting day. Attorneys Lou Alexander, Edward Smith, and Brian Coulter, along with Law Clerk Joan Reardon and Office Services Clerk Richard Troisi, spruced up the flower beds surrounding the Smoky Hollow Memorial on Walnut Street in downtown Youngstown.
- June 4, 2021
Brouse's Community Service Committee Participates in Great American Cleanup Event in ToledoIn celebration of the Great American Cleanup with Keep America Beautiful, our Community Service Committee hosted a flower planting event today involving a group of Brouse employees from our Toledo office. This event was sponsored by The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and downtowntoledo.org.
- May 20, 2021
Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Insurance Practice in Band 1 and Recognizes 5 AttorneysChambers USA 2021 recognized Brouse McDowell in Band 1 for Insurance: Policyholder (Ohio) and five Brouse attorneys were ranked as leading practitioners for Insurance (Ohio)
- May 14, 2021
Julie Kaplan Zurn Presents at the 25th Annual White-Williams Bankruptcy InstituteJulie Kaplan Zurn speaks at the 25th Annual White-Williams Bankruptcy Institute hosted by The Akron Bar Association & The Stark County Bar Association.
- April 30, 2021
Brouse McDowell Sponsors The Greater Akron Chamber's 2021 Annual MeetingBrouse McDowell proudly sponsors the Greater Akron Chamber's 2021 Annual Meeting
- March 31, 2021
Marguerite Zinz and Brandi Doniere Present at ALI Webinar on Record RetentionAttorneys Marguerite Zinz and Brandi Doniere present for an ALI CLE webinar on the topic of record retention on March 31.
- March 2021
Partner Christopher Teodosio Featured in Ohio Lawyer's Fellows SpotlightChris Teodosio was recognized in the "Fellows Spotlight" of Ohio Lawyer's Jan-Mar 2021 issue. Ohio Lawyer is the member magazine of the Ohio State Bar Association.
- March 28, 2021
Brouse Noted in WestLaw for Zoom Jury Trial Resulting in a Successful Verdict for ClientBrouse McDowell is noted in Westlaw's In Brief article "Zoom jury trial results in $2 million verdict against RLI Insurance" for representation of policyholder PI&I Motor Express Inc., an Ohio-based trucking company in a matter involving a contracted employee who was injured on the job.
- March 26, 2021
Brouse Noted in Law360 for Successful Verdict in First Virtual Jury Trial in Northern District of OhioBrouse McDowell is noted in Law360's article "Trucking Co. Wins $2M Against Insurer Over Injury Claims" for representation of the policyholder PI&I Motor Express Inc., an Ohio-based trucking company, in a successful verdict against its commercial general liability insurer, RLI Insurance.
- March 25, 2021
Bridget Franklin Speaks on Small Business Reorganizations for TMA WebinarBridget Franklin joins a panel discussion hosted by the Turnaround Management Association's Northern Ohio Chapter
- March 18, 2021
Paul Rose Comments in Law360 Regarding Policyholder Defense in Opioid CasePaul Rose gives insight to Law360 regarding Acuity v. Masters Pharmaceutical Inc., a case now in front of the Ohio Supreme Court.
- March 10, 2021
Bridget Franklin Speaks for the Toledo Bar on Small Business BankruptciesAt this one hour CLE by the Toledo Bar Association on March 10, Bridget Franklin speaks alongside three other Subchapter V trustees for the Northern District of Ohio.
- March 10, 2021
Andrew Miller Presents at OSBA Program on National Developments in Insurance CoverageDrew Miller spoke at an OSBA CLE program "National Developments in Insurance Coverage: A Year in Review" on March 10.
- March 10, 2021
Brouse McDowell Sponsors Akron Community Foundation's 2021 "For Women, Forever" Annual DinnerBrouse McDowell was a table sponsor at Akron Community Foundation's "For Women, Forever" Annual Dinner. The virtual event took place on March 10, 2021. Attendees were delivered a meal along with an event program, so they were able to dine and join together in the comfort of their own homes.
- March 9, 2021
Stacy Berliner and Amanda Leffler Present on Insurance and Indemnity Provisions for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of RIMSStacy Berliner and Amanda Leffler presented for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of RIMS on "Shifting risk: drafting contractual insurance and indemnity provisions to provide the protection you contemplated."
- February 26, 2021
Craig Horbus Comments on Acquisition of Velvet Tango RoomCraig Horbus comments for Cleveland.com on the acquisition of The Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.
- February 26, 2021
Stacy Berliner and Wesley Lambert Represent United Policyholders in Amicus Brief Supporting PolicyholderStacy RC Berliner and Wesley Lambert are noted in Law360's article "3 Insurance Appeals To Watch At State High Courts In March" as representing United Policyholders in an amicus brief supporting policyholder Ironics Inc. in Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. v. Ironics Inc. et al. (2020-0306, Ohio Supreme Court).
- February 2021
Daniel Glessner Named to The Cleveland 500 listDaniel Glessner was named to Cleveland Magazine's 2021 list, The Cleveland 500, which recognizes leaders, doers, visionaries and idea generators who help shape the city.
- February 1, 2021
Cleveland Magazine Feature: Law in the O'Donnell FamilyCleveland Magazine featured Brouse attorneys Terrence O'Donnell, a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, who is currently serving in an Of Counsel capacity at Brouse, and partner Michael O'Donnell, in Brouse's Litigation Practice Group. The article titled "Law in the Family" covers the legal lineage of the O'Donnell family that includes four counselors, three lawyers and two judges.
- February 1, 2021
Brouse McDowell Welcomes Gina-Bevack Ciani to the FirmBrouse McDowell welcomes Gina Bevack-Ciani to our Trusts & Estates Practice Group, in our Cleveland office.
- January 20, 2021
Brouse McDowell Names Stacy Berliner as Co-Chair of Insurance Recovery PracticeBrouse McDowell is pleased to name Stacy RC Berliner as Co-chair of the firm's Insurance Recovery Practice Group.
- January 14, 2021
Brouse McDowell Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the FirmBrouse McDowell is pleased to welcome Molly Z. Brown and Catherine M. Stone as new additions to our Business Transactions & Corporate Counseling and Trusts & Estates Practice Groups, respectively.
- January 4, 2021
Brouse McDowell Names Two New PartnersBrouse McDowell, a business law firm based in northeast Ohio, is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2021, Laura F. Fryan and Nicholas J. Kopcho were elected as partners of the firm.