Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Proposes Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses

In Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

On January 5, 2023, the FTC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would prohibit employers from executing noncompete agreements with paid or unpaid employees, independent contractors, interns, volunteers, and apprentices. In addition to prohibiting employers from enforcing new noncompete agreements, the proposed rule would also operate retroactively to render existing noncompete clauses unenforceable and require employers to inform employees subject to a noncompete that the noncompete is void within 45 days of the rule’s implementation. The FTC proposed rule defines noncompete clauses to mean “a contractual term between an employer and a worker that prevents the worker from seeking …

Coolidge Wall Hires Two New Paralegals

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Firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Team Continues to Grow   Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce two new hires to the firm.  Beth Shellaberger and Crystal Taylor, both seasoned paralegals, have joined Coolidge in its growing Estate Planning and Probate Department.  Their duties including drafting and filing probate documents and assisting with the transfer and distribution of assets. Shellaberger obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree from Sinclair Community College in 2016 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Miami University of Ohio in 2006.  Prior to joining Coolidge Wall, she worked as a paralegal …

Coolidge Wall Receives 2023 Best Law Firms First-Tier Ranking

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. has received first-tier metropolitan ranking in 10 practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list. Achieving a top tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise among ranked law firms. The 10 areas for which the firm received Tier 1 ranking are Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have at …

Sixteen Coolidge Wall Attorneys Selected for The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that 16 of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 edition. In addition, two attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas and two associates were named “Ones to Watch.” Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Its process is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers may not pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular …

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Gentry Elected New President and CEO of Coolidge Wall

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DAYTON, Ohio – The shareholders of Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Gentry has been elected as the firm’s new President and CEO.  He succeeds J. Stephen Herbert who served in that role for more than 27 years.  Herbert will continue his successful practice as a member of Coolidge’s Real Estate Department. Gentry, a long-time member of the firm’s Executive Committee, practices in Coolidge’s Litigation Department.  He has been with the firm for almost 17 years.  His practice focuses on business and employment litigation and dispute resolution. “Dan Gentry is the epitome of what Coolidge …

Attorney Haller Joins Corporate Department

In News, Social Media by Elaine Reinert

Elliott Haller has joined Coolidge Wall as an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department.  With more than 10 years of experience, Elliott focuses his practice on transactional, business and healthcare law.

Paralegal Angeline Worley Joins Coolidge Wall’s Corporate Department

In Social Media by Elaine Reinert

Coolidge Wall welcomes Angeline D. Worley, a paralegal in the firm’s Corporate Department. She has more than 15 years of experience in the legal field. Angie specializes in assisting with merger and acquisition transactions, entity formation and dissolution, entity maintenance and other corporate transactions.  Read more about Angie here.

Ohio’s New Concealed Carry Gun Law: How Does It Impact Private Employers?

In Employment Law, Labor by Marc L. Fleischauer

Effective June 13, 2022, Ohio Senate Bill 215, permits “qualifying adults” to legally carry, possess, and conceal a handgun without a license, background check, or training requirements.  According to the new statute, codified at Ohio Revised Code § 2923.125A: Regardless of whether the person has been issued a concealed handgun license, … a person who is a qualifying adult may carry a concealed handgun that is not a restricted firearm anywhere in this state in which a person who has been issued a concealed handgun license may carry a concealed handgun. A “qualifying adult” must, among other criteria, be at …

David McNeely Joins Coolidge Wall

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  Coolidge Wall is proud to announce that David McNeely has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning and Corporate Departments. He focuses his practice on tax structuring and planning as well as mergers and acquisitions. David’s estate planning practice includes the preparation and administration of estates. Prior to joining Coolidge Wall, David worked for a national accounting firm in the Washington, D.C. metro area practicing in state and local tax. He assisted clients with multi-state compliance matters, including managing local tax audits and drafting successful state private letter rulings. David earned his undergraduate …

Coolidge Wall’s Fleischauer to Speak at Annual Chamber Event

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Marc Fleischauer, Chair of Coolidge Wall’s Labor & Employment Department, will be presenting at the annual Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Talent 360 event. He will be giving an update to human resources and other professionals about the latest legal changes that can impact their companies’ businesses. Talent 360 will be held: Time : 7:45 am to 1:00 pm Date:  Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Location:  Sinclair Community College Event Details: The programming will feature a variety of resourceful expert panels, as well as two keynote speakers. The AM keynote speaker, K.L. Allen, Chancellor of Western Governors University, will paint the picture of how he has …