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Michael T. Cappel, (2005) was recently elected partner at Keating Muething & Klekamp


Cincinnati, OH — The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK) is pleased to announce that it has elected four new partners: Michael T. Cappel, Jonathan M. Hiltz, Bethany P. Recht and Benjamin G. Stewart.

Michael T. Cappel practices in the firm’s Litigation Group with a focus on commercial litigation, tort defense, and appellate practice. He also has experience in personal injury litigation, wrongful death litigation, employer intentional tort litigation, real estate and construction litigation, and environmental litigation.  He has represented private companies, public companies, financial institutions, and individuals in a variety of legal matters, including corporate and partnership disputes, zoning disputes, fraud claims, breach of contract claims, and insurance disputes.  Cappel has litigated cases within federal and state courts, state appellate courts, and private and court-sponsored mediation and arbitration throughout the country, including Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Texas. Prior to joining KMK in 2007, Cappel served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark P. Painter in the Ohio First District Court of Appeals. Cappel earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2005.  While in law school, Cappel was a fellow with the Lois Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice/Ohio Innocence, and served on the editorial board for the University of Cincinnati Law Review.  He earned his B.A. from St. Louis University, magna cum laude, in 2002.
About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

 

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes — from Fortune 100 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2013 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, and General Commercial Litigation.  KMK received 20 first tier rankings in the 2013 Best Law Firms survey (Metropolitan Cincinnati) by U.S. News and Best Lawyers.  Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 110 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at www.kmklaw.com

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JUDSON CENTER ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES


ROYAL OAK, MI-August 19, 2013- Judson Center is pleased to announce the appointment of  William Lodge, J.D., to their executive management team. He joins the agency in the newly created Director of Human Resources position.

Mr. Lodge will be providing strategic oversight for Judson Center’s Human Resources Department and will be responsible for developing approaches to workforce planning, talent acquisition and retention, total compensation, performance management, organizational culture and employee engagement.

Mr. Lodge joins Judson Center after 12 years at GreenPath Inc. in Farmington Hills, where he was Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law (Class of 1978).

Cameron Hosner, Judson Center president and CEO, remarked, “Judson Center is very fortunate to enhance the executive management team with Mr. Lodge. His experience and skill will undoubtedly be a significant asset for Judson Center.”

About Judson Center

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families in need in southeast Michigan.  Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to provide services to more than 4,100 individuals and families each year in southeast Michigan. Responding to the needs of the community, Judson Center offers services in four Centers of Excellence:

Autism Ÿ Behavioral Health Ÿ Child Welfare Ÿ Disability Services

For details, visit www.judsoncenter.org or call 248-549-4339.

Ms. Ramona P. DeSalvo (Murray ’81) and her new partner, Mr. L. Kevin Levine.form DeSalvo & Levine PLLC


Michael J. ZavatskyCINCINNATI, OHIO (July 12, 2013) – Taft Stettinius & Hollister is pleased to announce that Michael J. Zavatsky, a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group and head of the Immigration and Citizenship practice, is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013. Nominees are selected by the editors after comprehensive independent research and survey work with both law firm clients and immigration attorneys around the world. The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013 will form the corporate immigration chapter of the 2013 publication of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Zavatsky has an in-depth immigration practice, as well as broad civil litigation experience. As former chair of the Ohio Immigration Lawyers Association, he has served on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he lectures on immigration law, and he often speaks at continuing legal education seminars. Zavatsky is the recipient of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for 2011.

Zavatsky is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration, The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who In America and Ohio Super Lawyers, and he has been named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii and his B.A. from The Ohio State University. Zavatsky and his wife reside in Oakley.

About Taft

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 330 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Private Client Services, Real Estate and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals. For more information, please visit www.taftlaw.com.

Springfield lawyer, Randall Comer '00 named to State Bar Board of Governors


Columbus, OH (July 1, 2013) – Attorney Randall M. Comer of Springfield has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 6 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 6 includes 468 attorneys who reside or practice in Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Madison and Union counties.Comer was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 6 representative Hon. Thomas J. Grady of Springfield. The 21-member Board of Governors manages the OSBA’s business affairs, sets policy, reviews pending legislation and conducts other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.

Comer earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1993 from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, and his law degree in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A member of the Springfield law firm of Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, PLL, he handles civil defense litigation and serves as defense counsel in labor and employment and workers’ compensation matters. A member of the OSBA since 2000, he also belongs to the Clark County Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

In his community, Comer serves as vice-chair and trustee of the Clark County Mental Health Foundation. He also serves on the Selective Service Board, and as secretary, Personnel Committee chair and trustee of The Springfield Foundation. He and Tamara S. Comer, his wife, have three children: Grace, age 10; Grant, age 9, and Matthew, age 7 months. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, cycling, triathlons, hiking, camping, yoga, travel, meditation, reading and cooking.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

Taft Attorney Michael J. Zavatsky Listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013


Michael J. ZavatskyCINCINNATI, OHIO (July 12, 2013) – Taft Stettinius & Hollister is pleased to announce that Michael J. Zavatsky, a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group and head of the Immigration and Citizenship practice, is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013. Nominees are selected by the editors after comprehensive independent research and survey work with both law firm clients and immigration attorneys around the world. The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2013 will form the corporate immigration chapter of the 2013 publication of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Zavatsky has an in-depth immigration practice, as well as broad civil litigation experience. As former chair of the Ohio Immigration Lawyers Association, he has served on the board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he lectures on immigration law, and he often speaks at continuing legal education seminars. Zavatsky is the recipient of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for 2011.

Zavatsky is listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration, The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who In America and Ohio Super Lawyers, and he has been named a Leading Lawyer by Cincy magazine. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii and his B.A. from The Ohio State University. Zavatsky and his wife reside in Oakley.

About Taft

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 330 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Private Client Services, Real Estate and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals. For more information, please visit www.taftlaw.com.

Springfield lawyer named to State Bar Board of Governors


Columbus, OH (July 1, 2013) – Attorney Randall M. Comer of Springfield has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 6 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 6 includes 468 attorneys who reside or practice in Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Madison and Union counties.

Comer was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 6 representative Hon. Thomas J. Grady of Springfield. The 21-member Board of Governors manages the OSBA’s business affairs, sets policy, reviews pending legislation and conducts other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.

Comer earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1993 from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, and his law degree in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A member of the Springfield law firm of Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, PLL, he handles civil defense litigation and serves as defense counsel in labor and employment and workers’ compensation matters. A member of the OSBA since 2000, he also belongs to the Clark County Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

In his community, Comer serves as vice-chair and trustee of the Clark County Mental Health Foundation. He also serves on the Selective Service Board, and as secretary, Personnel Committee chair and trustee of The Springfield Foundation. He and Tamara S. Comer, his wife, have three children: Grace, age 10; Grant, age 9, and Matthew, age 7 months. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, cycling, triathlons, hiking, camping, yoga, travel, meditation, reading and cooking.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

Journalists:Visit the OSBA’s ONLINE PRESS ROOM at www.ohiobar.org for news releases, feature stories, a multimedia library, legal publications and other media resources. Mr. Comer’s business zip code is 45502. To download a picture of him, visit https://www.ohiobar.org/comer/.

Springfield lawyer, Randall Comer named to State Bar Board of Governors


Columbus, OH (July 1, 2013) – Attorney Randall M. Comer of Springfield has been elected to serve a three-year term as District 6 representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). District 6 includes 468 attorneys who reside or practice in Champaign, Clark, Fayette, Greene, Logan, Madison and Union counties.Comer was elected to his new post by area lawyers at an OSBA district meeting several months ago. He succeeds retiring District 6 representative Hon. Thomas J. Grady of Springfield. The 21-member Board of Governors manages the OSBA’s business affairs, sets policy, reviews pending legislation and conducts other business on behalf of the 25,000 Ohio lawyers who are OSBA members.

 

Comer earned his undergraduate degree in psychology in 1993 from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, and his law degree in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A member of the Springfield law firm of Martin, Browne, Hull & Harper, PLL, he handles civil defense litigation and serves as defense counsel in labor and employment and workers’ compensation matters. A member of the OSBA since 2000, he also belongs to the Clark County Bar Association and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

 

In his community, Comer serves as vice-chair and trustee of the Clark County Mental Health Foundation. He also serves on the Selective Service Board, and as secretary, Personnel Committee chair and trustee of The Springfield Foundation. He and Tamara S. Comer, his wife, have three children: Grace, age 10; Grant, age 9, and Matthew, age 7 months. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, cycling, triathlons, hiking, camping, yoga, travel, meditation, reading and cooking.

The Ohio State Bar Association, founded in 1880, is a voluntary association representing approximately 25,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students. Through its activities and the activities of its related organizations, the OSBA serves both its members and the public by promoting the highest standards in the practice of law and the administration of justice.

Journalists:Visit the OSBA’s ONLINE PRESS ROOM at www.ohiobar.org for news releases, feature stories, a multimedia library, legal publications and other media resources. Mr. Comer’s business zip code is 45502. To download a picture of him, visitwww.ohiobar.org/comer.

Richardson, Jr. is Recipient of the Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award


This award, presented by the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association,  is given to a UC graduate, 35 years of age or younger, on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community. This award is in honor and memory of Jeffrey Hurwitz, BBA ’72, MBA ’73, former president of the UC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors.

Robert E. Richardson, Jr.  CEAS ’02, Law '05

The philosophy of life espoused and modeled by Rob Richardson, Jr., can be summed up fairly easily: Don’t sit on the sidelines. Richardson was a whirlwind of activity and leadership while a UC student in the early 2000’s, and has maintained that fast pace and deep dedication to his community and university as an alumnus.

Mr. Richardson received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his law degree from the University of Cincinnati. While at UC, he established the first college chapter of the NAACP in the Tristate and was elected Student Body President for his senior year, when he also was awarded the Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence, UC’s highest honor for undergraduates.

Currently, Richardson serves as Of Counsel with the law firm of Branstetter, Stranch and Jennings, PLLC, with his practice areas including labor and employment, securities and class action litigation. He also serves as a Construction Market Representative for the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) for eight states, including Ohio. In this role, he has led campaigns in Cincinnati on behalf of workers and local residents on publicly funded construction projects. In 2009, he successfully implemented a community workforce on Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) construction projects. The agreement required contractors bidding on projects to pay prevailing wages and employ local residents, graduates of CPS and parents of current CPS students. Richardson also led the effort to implement Cincinnati’s first-ever Responsible Bidder Ordinance in 2012. He now advises the Southeast Laborers’ District Council on its "Build 305" campaign to ensure that local taxpayers in Florida’s Miami-Dade County are provided with opportunities for employment on publicly funded infrastructure projects.

 Richardson hosts a weekly radio show in Cincinnati called "Real Talk with Rob Richardson," featuring politicians, community leaders and public policy experts from across the country discussing both local and broad scale issues.

In January 2012, Richardson was elected Secretary of his alma mater’s Board of Trustees, becoming its youngest-ever elected officer. He also chairs the board’s Academic and Student Affairs Committee where he works toward providing lower education costs and more scholarships for students.

 Mr. Richardson serves on several other boards, including the University of Cincinnati Research Institute, the Agenda 360 Advisory Council, the Hamilton County Democratic Executive Committee, and the Board of Visitors for the UC College of Law.

Bill Keating, Jr. ’79 is Recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award


The Alumni Distinguished Service Award, presented by the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, recognizes those individuals who have rendered outstanding, faithful and selfless service to their alma mater.

Bill Keating, Jr.  Bus '76, Law '79

When you combine accomplishments as a student-athlete, success in professional life and deep commitment to UC, there are few Bearcats like Bill Keating, Jr. Keating compiled a Hall of Fame career at academic and swimming powerhouse St. Xavier High School, then replicated it with a Hall of Fame career as a Bearcat. In his four years, he earned both his BBA and MBA while being awarded the coveted Jimmy Nippert Award as UC’s outstanding graduating student-athlete.

After graduating from UC Law School, Keating has had a successful career as an attorney with Keating Muething & Klekamp. He primarily practices corporate law while also advising clients in business succession planning, executive compensation, and estate and tax planning. He has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America list.

He dedicates his time and energy to a variety of community causes, serving in board and leadership positions with Magnified Giving, GCNKY Women’s Sports Association, the Pro-Seniors, St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School, the Greater Cincinnati Sports Corp., and a number of other organizations that promote education and athletics.

Keating’s love and support of his alma mater truly stands out. After his sophomore year, he donated his athletic scholarship back to UC and became a dorm resident advisor. At graduation, he donated his first paycheck to UC. At age 27, he became the youngest person appointed to the UC Board of Trustees, serving from 1981 to 1990. He chairs the Lindner College of Business Board of Advisors and is vice-chair of the UC Center for Entrepreneurship, past president of C-Club, and former trustee of UCATS.

He has also provided tremendous support to women’s athletics and was the driving force behind selling out recent women’s UC-Xavier basketball games. He also chaired the effort to honor the pioneers of women’s sports by finally awarding their varsity letters. He has received the highest honors bestowed by UC Athletics through induction into the James P. Kelly Athletics Hall of Fame and the Order of the Black Blazer. In addition, the Lindner College of Business has honored him with its Distinguished Service Award.

In short, if there’s a club, committee or board at UC, it seems there’s a good chance Bill Keating, Jr. has been, or still is, involved in it — and quite possibly leading it. He has come to personify the words “UC Alumni Distinguished Service.”

Matt Strzynski Joins Cohen Garelick & Glazier as Partner


Matt StrzynskiIndianapolis, Ind. –Matt Strzynskihas joined the law firm of Cohen Garelick & Glazier as partner. Strzynski concentrates hispractice in a wide range of commercial matters, including litigation, creditors’ rights, banking, real estate, and construction.

Strzynski received his B.A. degrees in Latin and Criminal Justice from Indiana University, and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati, where he was elected to Order of the Coif, won the Commercial Law Academic Prize, and was a member of the Law Review.

Strzynski has represented financial institutions and creditors in a variety of complex commercial litigation, has been active handling litigation arising out of the largest real estate frauds in Indiana, and has experience in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings.In addition, he has first chair trial experience.

Strzynski is also known for taking an active in the community. He was appointed by Governor Daniels to serve as a Commissioner for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, he is the Chairman of the Hamilton County Election Board, serves as the Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Commercial & Bankruptcy section, and is an active member of both the American Bar Association and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Further, Strzynski serves as a volunteer coach for the Carmel Dad’s Club.

For more than a century, Indianapolis-based Cohen Garelick & Glazier has provided comprehensive legal representation throughout Indiana. Their attorneys are widely recognized for providing effective solutions in the practice areas of business and tax planning, litigation, family law and divorce, bankruptcy, adoption, real estate, personal injury, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, arbitration and mediation, construction, criminal defense, employee benefits, employment law and medical malpractice. Cohen Garelick & Glazier is dedicated to individualized service for every client and provides innovative solutions specific to meet every business or personal legal need. For attorney biographies and firm information, visitwww.cgglawfirm.com.