Our sophisticated Chicago IP team counsels clients in all facets of intellectual property including complex patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and due diligence. We have a diverse client base and broad range of expertise and experience including within the pharmaceuticals, life sciences, alternative energy, chemicals, materials, aerospace, manufacturing, telecommunications and electronics sectors.
Our San Diego attorneys understand the complexities of California law and the impact it can have on our clients. They provide comprehensive and strategic counsel to Fortune 500 corporations, privately held businesses, startups and new ventures, international corporations, nonprofit institutions and individuals in San Diego and around the world. Our team’s deep experience and their commitment to understanding the legal and business goals of their clients allow them to offer unparalleled service and results.
Our strength comes from our people, our passion for our clients – protecting their interests and helping them grow – and our dedication to performance and delivering results. Our Naples team features highly skilled and creative counsel who are well recognized for their experience and the results they have achieved for their clients. We serve clients as trusted advisors across a full range of services, including business succession planning; business, civil, probate and trust litigation; corporate securities and financing; estate planning and trust administration; intellectual property; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; real estate transactions; taxation and employee benefits; and community association law.
Robert J. Fogarty
pro hac vice; Northern District of Illinois; Southern District of West Virginia; District of Colorado; Southern District of Alabama; District of Kansas; Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; Western District of Oklahoma; Eastern District of Missouri; Northern and Western Districts of Texas; Western District of Washington; District of Oregon; Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court; District Court of Oklahoma County; Genesee County, Michigan Circuit Court; Oakland County, Michigan Circuit Court; Montana Thirteenth Judicial District
Jeanne L. Seewald
Jeanne also represents companies and entrepreneurs in all aspects of general business including mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, business transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and franchise matters. She enjoys assisting clients in buying and selling businesses throughout the country and serving as a partner with her clients to achieve their goals and objectives.
Joel W. Hyatt focuses his practice on complex commercial, construction, real estate and community association litigation. He provides clients with legal and business advice regarding business transactions, as well as commercial and real estate contracts.
Douglas J. Suter
Douglas is a sought-after expert on OSHA, workplace safety and liability matters. He has lectured and written about OSHA matters for The Ohio State University, Marshall University, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene, the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, the Ohio State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Institute, the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Business Institute, The County Engineers Association of Ohio, The American Gas Association, Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative and numerous trade associations and safety councils. In 2001, he represented the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio in contract negotiations with the United States Department of Labor, resulting in the OSHA/Builders Exchange Partnership Agreement.
Christina D'Eramo Evans
Christina’s expertise encompasses all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including sophisticated estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, business succession and charitable tax planning for wealthy families and individuals; advising executors and trustees in the administration of complex estates and trusts; advising and assisting fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the resolution of trust and estate disputes; post-mortem tax planning and the preparation of complex estate and gift tax returns and representation of clients on the audit of these returns.
Our Fort Myers business attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients locally and nationally in development and construction of residential, commercial, high-rise and mixed-use developments; acquisition and divestitures of real property and improvements; AIA and construction contracts; construction defect and warranty claims; construction liens; contractor license matters; land use and zoning; labor and employment; patent, trademark and intellectual property matters; commercial leases, condominium and homeowners association matters, including collections, foreclosures and covenant enforcement; complex joint venture arrangements; and structuring and documenting complex financing transactions, including asset based financing, loans to condominium and homeowners associations, development and construction loans, syndicated lending and participations and mezzanine loans.
A decorated veteran and former U.S. Army officer, A.J. Hensel will relentlessly fight for what is right. From the battlefield in Iraq to the courtroom, A.J. continues to selflessly serve others in need, and his core values remain unchanged: duty, integrity, and personal courage.
Marc J. Kessler
Marc was recently named the 2018 Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants) “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America® in Columbus, Ohio. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2005. He is also consistently recognized by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (litigation) and Ohio Super Lawyers®. Marc has also been selected by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the top trial lawyers in the Columbus area. Marc is listed in the 2017 Edition of U.S. News & World Reports’ annual list of The Best Lawyers in America® in Columbus for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Toxic Tort Defense and Franchising. Further, Marc is active in community organizations supporting Central Ohio.
A company must have a legal partner who not only understands the law, but also its practical implications for their business in order to thrive in today’s complex and ever-changing economic and regulatory environment. At Hahn Loeser, our clients’ success is our top priority. We serve as trusted advisors — getting to know our clients, their businesses and goals, to proactively identify and resolve legal challenges and mitigate future risk. We have broad-based experience counseling clients across the full range of business law services, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, real estate, financings, tax, employee benefits, gaming and regulatory and other disciplines necessary for a full-service, multidisciplinary, approach to legal challenges. Whether your company is a startup, a medium-sized business or a Fortune 500 company, Hahn Loeser’s business attorneys provide creative and strategic solutions to help your business succeed.
Steven A. Goldfarb
Steve’s past trial victories include two record jury verdicts (Top 100 Verdicts by The National law Journal), both exceeding $40 million, in 2006 (Maricopa County, AZ) and in 2005 (Southern District of Ohio) on behalf of companies suing their competitors and former employees in wrongful recruiting cases involving tortious interference, non-competition covenants and breaches of fiduciary duty. Steve has successfully tried numerous other cases to verdict or judgment, including jury trials involving business fraud, trade secrets, age discrimination, wrongful death, medical malpractice and other personal injury cases.
Sherry L. Rollo
Further, Sherry has significant experience counseling clients in transactional matters, including patent protection, portfolio management and licensing. She represents clients large and small in technical areas spanning pharmaceuticals, ethanol processing, recycling and industrial resource recovery, camera phones, dental instruments, ultrasonic laser seam welding, medical devices, precision cutting tools, healthcare management systems, agricultural machinery, plastic films, aluminum extrusions and electric motors. In a recent success, she obtained a permanent injunction on behalf of a company using a catalytic activated vacuum distillation process for extracting by-products, such as carbon, diesel fuel and energy-rich gasses, from recycled tires.
Richard T. (“Ted”) Prasse represents private and public sector employers in NLRB and SERB matters, labor negotiations, arbitrations, wage and hour issues (including employment class actions), equal employment litigation, employer counseling, OSHA, and Ohio Workers’ Compensation. Ted also represents schools in constitutional and statutory issues in public, student and employee matters.
Jeffrey A. Brauer
Jeff has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and other construction professionals on construction matters for his entire career. Jeff works with clients at every stage of construction, bringing his experience to help clients avoid litigation, minimize risk, and resolve disputes early whenever possible. When trial work is necessary, Jeff has extensive construction experience before juries and arbitration panels. Jeff also serves as an arbitrator and brings the perspective he has developed from this work to help his clients.
Long recognized as a leading litigation practice, Hahn Loeser’s litigation team is comprised of skilled, trial-tested litigators dedicated to guiding clients from the pre-litigation planning stage through the highest level of appeal. Our experience runs deep and involves complex commercial matters in a range of industries and for a wide spectrum of clients ranging from Fortune 100 and substantial privately held companies to mid-market entities and high net worth individuals.
John Paul Lucci is a partner in Hahn Loeser’s Business Practice Area and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Group. John Paul has a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate law. He has represented clients in leveraged buyout transactions and venture capital financings, as well as private-equity funds in the acquisition and disposition of portfolio companies.
Defining the “IT” when it comes to Trademarks means understanding the value of our client’s brand and where it fits in the overall competitive landscape, while identifying creative ways to protect or distinguish it. Our trademark attorneys have decades of experience advising clients ranging from multinational corporations to mid-market companies, universities, medical centers and innovative start-ups. We also understand that good value and cost predictability are an important part of any trademark strategy, be it drafting a single trademark application or managing large national and international trademark portfolios. We are adept at delivering innovative trademark services using billing models geared toward each client’s specific needs, including flat fee and portfolio pricing.
Allison B. Christensen
Allison provides strategic counseling and legal advice on a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, real estate and construction contracts, business transactions, business torts, business disputes, will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, guardianship litigation and appeals. Uniquely, Allison also has experience in securities, sports and intellectual property law, which allows her to “issue-spot” and collaborate with other attorneys as needed, to provide customized counsel for her clients and to help them realize their goals.
Kyle Overs, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Group, specializes in complex business and trust litigation. He represents clients ranging from individuals to limited liability companies to Fortune 500 companies. Kyle has extensive experience defending class action lawsuits involving consumer related claims, including California’s Unfair Competition Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. He is a recipient of the State Bar of California’s Wiley M. Manual Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services and the Outstanding Service Award from the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. Kyle serves as a Board Member of the San Diego County Bar Foundation.
Stanley R. Gorom III
Stan’s general corporate and finance practice focuses on middle market, privately-held companies, with in-depth experience in financing and related loan documentation for both borrowers and lenders. Stan has acted as outside general counsel to corporate entities throughout the country, including entities in the manufacturing and service industries. On an international scale, Stan has represented clients in various investments in entities in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and throughout Southeast Asia, including establishing private equity funds and negotiating manufacturing and licensing agreements. Stan has acted as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel to the Boards of Directors for LPC Acquisitions, LLC, Columbiana Boiler Company, LLC, and CHT Nuclear, LLC.
Labor & Employment
When issues do arise, we partner with you to efficiently and effectively address them. Whether it is advising on daily employment issues to handling the most complex litigation, our responsiveness, breadth of experience, creative insight and tailored solutions set us apart. Our team is experienced across the full spectrum of labor and employment issues, including issues involving the ADA, ADEA, EEO, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, HIPAA, NLRA, OSHA, SOX, Title VII, and WARN Act. Our labor and employment team provides the experience and guidance you need to keep your workplace running smoothly. When it comes to serving our clients, we never compromise.
In addition to litigation, members of the Columbus team serve as trusted advisors to our clients on a wide range of construction, business, corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, real estate, franchise, trusts and estates, employment, immigration and OSHA matters. We represent Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, franchises, manufacturers, construction companies, oil and gas companies, retailers, healthcare facilities and physicians, individuals and other entities across Central Ohio and around the country.