Dedicated support for public and private companies, including Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 companies, as well as financial institutions, private equity and venture capital firms, emerging companies and entrepreneurs. We can advise you on any domestic and cross-border matter, with our extensive experience in the full spectrum of corporate mandates such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and private equity. Our Corporate practice is ranked as a Tier 1 firm for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts – M&A: Middle Market (sub-$500 million) by The Legal 500 US.
Environmental, Safety and Health
Our lawyers excel in handling complex litigation. This includes challenges to new rules, robust counseling with respect to rulemaking and policy development, compliance counseling, development of management systems, audits and internal investigations, and complex siting permitting and infrastructure development. Our practice also includes a transactional component that encompasses property acquisition, site remediation, brownfields redevelopment and resource management. We represent a diverse client base, with particular strength in iron and steelmaking, iron ore and coal mining, chemical manufacturing and distribution, pulp and papermaking, energy, municipal utilities, energy, municipal utilities and environmental services.
Intellectual Property and Technology
The primary reason for protecting and enforcing intellectual property is to advance a company’s business interests and increase shareholder value. It is this philosophy that guides and defines our practice. Our lawyers represent market-leading clients with complex legal issues across the world. We offer patent prosecution and portfolio planning, brand and trade secret protection and advice on transactions. The team has particular expertise in IP disputes in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the International Trade Commission and US Patent and Trademark Office.
Labor and Employment
Blending experience with innovation when before tribunals, courts and government agencies, our labor and employment lawyers work proactively to resolve disputes efficiently. As an employer, we can represent you across the full spectrum of employment-related legal issues, and are at the forefront of strategic employment and labor relations issues that may affect you.
Dedication to achieving outstanding results in every aspect of litigation and advocacy. More than 20 lawyers are committed to providing you with strategic and creative advice on the most complex litigation and dispute resolution. We have achieved success in all areas of business litigation, including complex contract disputes, securities litigation and products liability class actions. Clients include global tire and automotive manufacturers, regional utilities companies and professional athletes. We utilize state-of-the art technology in extranets, document management, calendaring and eDiscovery. Most importantly, we ensure that our strategy will help you reach your goals.
Public and Infrastructure Finance
Our Cleveland team contributes significantly to our firm’s national prominence in public and infrastructure finance, which is consistently ranked among the top bond counsel practices in the country by an affiliate of Thomson Reuters. We have been intimately involved in many major publicly financed projects and public-private partnerships in Cleveland and its environs – arranging the financings for public infrastructure, schools, universities, airports, healthcare facilities and professional sports stadiums and arenas.
Tax Strategy and Benefits
We focus on domestic and international tax structuring and advisory work, enabling clients from all sectors to implement their decisions in the most tax effective manner. Our team delivers a wide range of tax services, including traditional tax planning and the design and implementation of innovative solutions.