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June 2014

Crain's Cleveland Business | Sophia M. Deseran

In a "Real Estate Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on June 23, 2014 and titled, "As landlords seek loans, lenders increasingly seek documentation from tenants," Sophia M. Deseran indicated that well-crafted Subordination, Non-Disturbance and Attornment Agreements (SNDAs) can benefit lenders, borrowers and tenants in commercial financing transactions.

Properties | John A. Heer and Leslie G. Wolfe

In an article published in the June 2014 issue of Properties magazine, John A. Heer and Leslie G. Wolfe discussed the U.S. EPA's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposed new rule defining "waters of the United States" under the federal Clean Water Act. In their article, titled "EPA's Controversial Rule Clarifying CWA Jurisdiction Could Negatively Impact Most Commercial Property Owners," John and Leslie asserted that this rule, if enacted, could impact anyone who owns commercial property or who may be contemplating a real estate transaction.

May 2014

Crain's Cleveland Business | John A. Heer

In a "Real Estate Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on May 17, 2014 and titled, "Proposed rule clarifying Clean Water Act could broaden EPA jurisdiction," John A. Heer commented on the potential implications of a proposed new rule by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is meant to clarify various definitions found in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).

Wooster Weekly News (OSBA) | Leslie G. Wolfe

In an article written for the Ohio State Bar Association's "Law You Can Use" consumer legal information column, which was subsequently published by the Wooster Weekly News, Leslie G. Wolfe provided an overview of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). This law, enacted by the federal government in 1980 in order to address contamination cleanup matters, is titled, "CERCLA makes polluters clean up their own messes."

April 2014

Northern Ohio News | Donald E. Miehls

In an article published in the April 2014 issue of Northern Ohio News, the newsletter of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Risk Management Association, Donald E. Miehls addressed the topic of cognovit provisions in mortgage documents. In his article, titled, "Can a Lender Obtain a Cognovit Judgment for Foreclosure of a Mortgage?," Don maintained that Ohio's cognovit judgment procedure appears to be intended solely for claims to obtain money damages.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Kaitlin L. Corkran

In a Real Estate Guest Blog, published by Crain's Cleveland Business on April 28, 2014, Kaitlin L. Corkran advised the parties in merger and acquisition transactions to pay particular attention to any real estate involved in the process. In her article, titled, "Add a real estate perspective to M & A deals," Kaitlin asserted that real estate due diligence should be a priority in the early stages of M & A transactions.

Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel | Craig A. Marvinney

In a blog posted on the website of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and titled, "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Constitutional Ban on Affirmative Action," Craig A. Marvinney reviewed the Court's decision in the case of Schuette v. BAMN, etc. In this decision, the Court upheld the Michigan electorate's approval of "Proposal 2," which addressed the statewide debate on the issue of racial preferences in the context of governmental decision-making.

Ohio State Bar Association | John E. Schiller

In an article published on the Ohio State Bar Association's website, John E. Schiller shared his experiences and advice with other attorneys, in order to help them provide their clients with the best possible service. This article, titled "Ten tips for effective counsel," was posted under the "News and Publications" section of the OSBA's website.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Fredrick W. Englehart

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on April 10, 2014 and titled, "No wonder labor unions are concerned," Fredrick W. Englehart analyzed the recent union representation election at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and its potential effect upon employer-employee relations in private companies.

March 2014

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | J. Ryan Williams

In the March 2014 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, J. Ryan Williams authored an article titled, "Health Care Delivery and Payment Reform." In this piece, Ryan discussed the recently proposed Congressional legislation known as the "Better Care, Lower Cost Act of 2014" and, in particular, the potential establishment of new integrated care networks called "Better Care Programs" (BCPs).

Crain's Cleveland Business | Joshua E. Hurtuk

In a "Real Estate Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on March 10, 2014 and titled, "Wicked winter weather demonstrates need for adequate force majeure clauses," Joshua E. Hurtuk discussed the topic of force majeure clauses in commercial leases and construction contracts.

Crain's Cleveland Business | John E. Schiller

John E. Schiller discussed end-of-life care issues in a "Health Care Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on March 4, 2014 and titled, "The challenge of addressing end-of-life care under the current health care model."

February 2014

Heights Observer | John H. Gibbon

In an article published in the Heights Observer and titled, "John Gibbon, longtime CH law director, retires," author Deanna Bremer Fisher recognized John H. Gibbon for his long and distinguished service as law director for the City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Marc J. Bloch

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," titled "The Obama administration's attack on successful businesses," Marc J. Bloch outlined actions taken by the Obama administration which, he feels, seek to further the government's pro-union agenda.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Sara Ravas Cooper

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," titled "Businesses increasingly find mediation a valuable tool for navigating the e-discovery process," Sara Ravas Cooper explained how parties in a litigation matter can benefit from the use of a mediator to address e-discovery issues.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Donald E. Miehls

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," authored by Don Miehls and titled, "Delay construction until after the mortgage has been filed," Don warned owners financing new commercial construction to be cautious about allowing contractors to begin work prior to the loan closings on these projects.

cleveland.com | R. Todd Hunt

In an article published on cleveland.com on February 4, 2014, titled "Cleveland's victory in Supreme Court reinforces home rule, but it's not a breakthrough for cities, expert says," R. Todd Hunt was quoted on the Ohio Legislature's efforts, over the last few years, to limit "home rule" for cities.

January 2014

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | Bozana Lazic Lundberg

In an article in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, titled "Environmental Law Section Honors Founding Member Mike Goler and Raises Over $7,000 for Scholarship," Bozana Lazic Lundberg recognized some of the many people who have contributed to the success of the CMBA's "Environmental Law Section" since its establishment in 1991, including one of its founding members, Mike Goler.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Fredrick W. Englehart

In a "Legal Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business and titled, "This could be a year of excessive pro-labor regulation," Fredrick W. Englehart indicated that government activity could be favorable to unions in 2014.

OSBA & Akron.com | Sara Ravas Cooper

In a "Law You Can Use" article, titled "Served via social media - the new 'face' of litigation" and published by the Ohio State Bar Association and Akron.com, Sara Ravas Cooper addressed the concept of "service of process" by social media in litigation matters.

Properties magazine | John W. Waldeck, Jr.

In an article published in the January 2014 issue of Properties magazine and titled, "Progress in 2013 promises bright 2014 for commercial real estate in Cleveland," John W. Waldeck, Jr. provided a summary of commercial real estate activity in Cleveland in 2013 and offered a glimpse at some of the projects which are scheduled for the new year.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Geoffrey S. Goss

On January 13, 2014, Geoffrey S. Goss maintained that recent historic tax credit guidance issued by the IRS should result in an increase in successful tax credit-backed projects in the future in his article, "Long-awaited IRS guidance provides clarity for historic tax credit development partnerships," in Crain's Cleveland Business's "Real Estate Guest Blog."

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