Employment Law Update

July 7, 2017

A new form I-9 has been issued.  Employers are required to use it by September 18, 2017.

Click here for the details of this new requirement for employers.

Distinguished Young Woman 2016

February 7, 2016

On February 20, 2016, associate Lauren Walker will help to select Ohio’s Distinguished Young Woman 2016.  An Ohio native, Lauren represented her state in the program in 2008 (formerly Ohio’s Junior Miss) and will judge this year’s 58th annual program.  America’s Distinguished Young Women is a scholarship program for high school senior girls.  Each state sends a representative to Mobile, Alabama every year to compete in the national program.  The program provides an opportunity for the young women across the country to gain interview skills, public speaking experience, and self-confidence, as well as make lifelong friendships.  Each year, the program makes over $820 million in scholarships available to its participants as a result of sponsorships, donations, and university participation.

Matthew Hale

September 9, 2015

Matthew S. Hale has joined the firm as an Associate.  His practice will be in the areas of banking and finance, business law, commercial transactions, and real estate law.  He received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Lauren Walker

September 7, 2015

Lauren G. Walker has joined the firm as an Associate.  Her practice will be in the areas of insurance law, construction law, agricultural and food law, and civil litigation.  She received her J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating magna cum laude.

Jason Klinowski

January 7, 2015

Jason R. Klinowski has joined the firm as Counsel.  He is an agricultural and food law attorney, advising clients on a full-range of business and legal issues, including USDA and FDA regulatory compliance, supply chain and distribution transactions, and federal litigation.  Jason is the editor of The Fresh Facts Blog, which provides legal and business insights to the fresh produce industry, and is a frequent speaker at various food industry events.