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Brouse McDowell Announces Election of New Executive Committee Members

02/08/2013

Brouse McDowell Announces Election of
New Executive Committee Members

The firm is pleased to announce that it has elected Patricia A. Gajda, Chair of the Business, Corporate & Securities practice group, to the Executive Committee of the firm and has re-elected David A. Lum, Partner in the Business, Corporate & Securities and Real Estate practice groups, to the Executive Committee for another term.

Pat is the first female partner to be elected to Brouse McDowell’s Executive Committee. She focuses her practice on corporate transactions, joint ventures, general corporate counseling and securities. Pat has negotiated complex, multi-entity joint ventures and acquisitions, and also advises clients on a variety of general corporate issues and agreements. She has advised and consulted with both privately-held and publicly-traded clients. In addition to chairing the Business, Corporate & Securities practice group, Pat also led the Associate and Paralegal Review Committee of the Firm until 2013.  Pat is a member of the Class of 2011-2012 Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Leadership Institute, and an active member of the Ohio Women’s Bar Association.  She was a 2006 recipient of the Women of Professional Excellence recognition of the YWCA.  Pat is a mentor for the Ohio Supreme Court's Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program.  She served as a Trustee for Art Therapy Studio from 1997 to 2011, and as a Trustee with Youth Challenge. She is a former member of the Case Western Reserve School of Law Alumni Board of Directors.  Pat is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan, Ohio State and American Bar Associations. Pat graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, in 1990 and from John Carroll University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, in 1987.

David focuses his practice in the areas of commercial real estate and corporate and business law. While he handles a wide variety of real estate and corporate transactions, David specializes in shopping center law and retail store development. He has represented a number of national retailers in all aspects of real estate acquisition and development including negotiating and drafting leases, purchase agreements, subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements. In addition, David represents a number of closely held businesses with respect to real estate and general corporate matters. David was selected as a 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star. He was also selected to be included in The Best Lawyers® in America, 19th Edition, through a peer-review survey as listed in the Corporate Law section. David is a member of the Real Estate Committee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio State Bar and the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Committee of the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the American Institute of Architects.  David is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, in 1994, and Tufts University, B.A., in 1991.

Brouse McDowell serves the legal needs of businesses in northeast Ohio and throughout the country. The collective experience of our 70 attorneys working in an interactive and collaborative culture yields creative, practical solutions for our clients. We practice in the areas of: business, corporate and securities; business restructuring, bankruptcy & commercial law; litigation; insurance recovery; labor and employment; real estate; environmental; intellectual property; health care; estate, succession planning and probate administration; and tax.  We understand our clients’ goals and challenges and recognize the important details and nuances that influence business and legal outcomes.  For more information, please visit our website at www.brouse.com

 

 

 

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