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October 2014

Crain's Cleveland Business | Kevin Patrick Murphy

In an article published in Crain's Cleveland Business on October 27, 2014 and titled, "Marijuana-based investing can have highs, lows," Kevin Patrick Murphy provided some advice for real estate investors who may be interested in investing in the regulated cannabis industry.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Tyler S. Bobes

In a Crain's "Real Estate Guest Blog," published on October 27, 2014 and titled, "Negotiating Favorable Co-Tenancy Provisions in Retail Leases," Tyler S. Bobes discussed co-tenancy provisions in retail leases and their potential financial impact upon landlords and tenants.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Michael D. Zaverton

In a "Legal Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on October 22, 2014 and titled, "Ignoring an objection to your bankruptcy claim is like throwing money away," Michael D. Zaverton maintained that a creditor in a bankruptcy action must file a timely response to any objection to his claim or else risk having his claim disallowed.

Properties | Nathan A. Felker

In an article published in the October 2014 issue of Properties magazine and titled, "Expansion of Ohio's Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program Takes Effect," Nathan A. Felker addressed the new Ohio law which expanded the state income tax credit available to those who wish to preserve historically significant structures across the state.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Kevin Patrick Murphy

In its October 6, 2014 issue, Crain's Cleveland Business named Kevin Patrick Murphy as a member of its 2014 "Forty Under 40" class. Along with the other young professionals in this class, Kevin was recognized for his achievements and leadership in the Northeast Ohio business community.

September 2014

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | Darrell A. Clay

In an article published in the September 2014 issue of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal and titled, "Unique Sentencing Departures: Are You Being Creative?," Darrell A. Clay indicated that creative arguments at sentencing can sometimes result in a reduction in jail time for defendants convicted in criminal matters.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Michael D. Zaverton

In a "Legal Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on September 25, 2014 and titled, "File your proof of claim early to maximize your chances of recovery," Michael D. Zaverton noted that creditors in a bankruptcy action should promptly file their proofs of claim in order to enhance their chances of receiving payment on monies owed by the debtor.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Susan Keating Anderson

In a "Legal Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on September 16, 2014 and titled, "Recognizing LGBT workplace rights: Is your business prepared?," Susan Keating Anderson indicated that Ohio employers may wish to institute revisions to company policies regarding LGBT employees, in light of potential changes to federal and Ohio employment discrimination laws.

August 2014

Managed Healthcare Executive | John E. Schiller

In an online article published on August 29, 2014 by Managed Healthcare Executive and titled, "Managing obesity from a legal perspective," John E. Schiller asserted that the obesity issue in the United States is a public health and budget problem which can't be ignored.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Nathan A. Felker

In a "Real Estate Guest Blog," published by Crain's Cleveland Business on August 25, 2014 and titled, "The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program gets a boost," Nathan A. Felker noted that a forthcoming expansion of the state income tax credit available to those undertaking the rehabilitation of historic buildings may encourage them to embark upon even more ambitious rehab projects in Cleveland over the next few years.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Marc J. Bloch

In a Crain's "Legal Guest Blog," published on August 14, 2014 and titled, "The Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board are out of touch with today's workplace," Marc J. Bloch maintained that the Labor Department and the NLRB - both created decades ago - must be more in tune with today's workplace if they are to help American businesses to thrive in a global market.

July 2014

The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly | Craig A. Marvinney

In an article published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly and titled, "Mediation in the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals: A Survey," Craig A. Marvinney asserted that mandatory mediation programs appear to be here to stay in most circuit courts of appeals. Consequently, Counsel must be familiar with the rules governing mediation practice, as well as the rules governing appellate procedure, in order to best represent their clients' interests.

The Chronicle-Telegram | John W. Waldeck, Jr.

John W. Waldeck, Jr. was featured in an online article published on July 29, 2014 by the Lorain County newspaper, The Chronicle-Telegram. In this piece, written by reporter Lisa Roberson and titled, "Elyria mayor offers 2 plans to boost businesses," Jack urged private builders to partner with the City of Elyria's new Community Improvement Corporation in an effort to revitalize a number of areas in and around downtown Elyria.

Crain's Cleveland Business | Patricia F. Weisberg

In an online article published by Crain's Cleveland Business on July 26, 2014 and titled, "Employers adjust criminal background check methods," Patricia F. Weisberg asserted that many employers, when looking to hire new employees, are now following the EEOC's 2012 guidance regarding the use of criminal background checks. This article was authored by Crain's reporter Judy Stringer.

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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