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Coolidge Wall Employees Help Others Have a Brighter Holiday Season

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Coolidge Wall works with Homefull, a Dayton organization supporting homeless and low-income people in the Dayton community, to identify families working to get back on their feet but currently without the means to do so. Both organizations are focused on helping these families have a brighter holiday. As such, Coolidge Wall employees and the firm donated, purchased and delivered items to assist these families for the holiday season. This year, Coolidge Wall donated, for the benefit of three families, items such as a dining room table and chairs, cookware, silverware, a Christmas tree with decorations, Kroger gift cards, and enough food …

Six Coolidge Attorneys Named 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers®: Michelle D. Bach — Workers’ Compensation Christopher R. Conard — General Litigation Marc L. Fleischauer — Employment & Labor David C. Korte — Workers’ Compensation Stephen M. McHugh — State/Local/Municipal Law David P. Pierce — Business Litigation Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using …

McIntosh Promoted to Paralegal Position

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Tammy McIntosh has been promoted to a paralegal in the firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department. Tammy’s new responsibilities include estate administration. In this role, she helps determine what assets are required to go through probate and proceeds with the probate court procedure as needed. In addition, she meets regularly to help clients manage and execute their estate planning needs. Tammy has been with the firm for three years. With more than 20 years of experience in the legal field, Tammy also has extensive experience in litigation, insurance litigation, personal injury, …

Waiver of Subrogation – How it Helps Mitigate Risk in Commercial Leases

In Real Estate by Coolidge Wall

Oftentimes, a commercial lease (as well as other real estate contracts) will contain a “Waiver of Subrogation,” but few landlords, tenants and other parties realize the importance of such provision and how a waiver of subrogation can help manage and allocate potential risk. Subrogation is “[t]he principle under which an insurer that has paid a loss under an insurance policy is entitled to all the rights and remedies belonging to the insured against a third party with respect to any loss covered by the policy.”[1] In other words, if one party suffers a loss, and such loss is covered by …

Ashley Warwar Joins the Firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Ashley Warwar has joined the firm as an associate in its Estate Planning and Tax Department. Ashley will focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, trust, probate and tax. She was admitted to the Ohio Bar in October of this year. “We are pleased to have Ashley join our team – she brings with her an excellent background and will be of great assistance to our ever-growing practice,” said Chad Hansen, Chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department. Ashley previously worked at the firm as a summer …

New Attorney Erica Glass Joins Coolidge’s Estate Planning and Tax Department

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Erica Glass has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Estate Planning and Tax Department. Erica focuses her practice on estate planning and administration. She has extensive experience helping families plan for the future and helping them navigate the steps that need to be taken after a loved one passes away. Her experience also includes estate and gift tax preparation and administering guardianships. “We are excited that Erica has rejoined the firm,” said Chad Hansen, Chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department. “She brings more depth of service …

Two Coolidge Attorneys Receive “Lawyer of the Year” Recognition

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Two Coolidge Wall attorneys recently received recognition by Best Lawyers® as “Lawyer of the Year” in Dayton in their specific practice areas. Shannon L. Costello was named Best Lawyers® 2019 Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in Dayton. Chad D. Hansen was named Best Lawyers® 2019 Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in Dayton. Congratulations to these and all of our firm’s very accomplished attorneys.

Election Day and the Workplace: Issues for Ohio Employers

In Labor by Coolidge Wall

Robert Frost once advised, “Thinking isn’t to agree or disagree. That’s voting.” One question that HR professionals are thinking of every election season is, “Do we need to provide employees time to vote?” In Ohio, the answer is likely yes. Ohio Revised Code Section 3599.06 provides that no employer shall discharge or threaten to discharge an elector for taking “a reasonable amount of time to vote on election day.” Ohio employers are prohibited from interfering with, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee who seeks to vote or serve as an election official on Election Day. Does this require employees leaving …

IRS Announces 2019 Pension Plan Limitations

In Employee Benefits by Coolidge Wall

On November 1, 2018, the IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments for 2019 retirement plan contributions. For 2019, the amounts that individuals will be able to contribute to retirement plans will increase from $18,500 to $19,000. However, the catch-up contribution limit for employees age 50 and over will remain unchanged at $6,000. This chart summarizes the limitations for 2019: Contribution Limits 2019 2018 Elective Deferral Limit – 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) Plans $19,000 $18,500 Catch-Up Contribution Limit $6,000 $6,000 Elective Deferral Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $13,000 $12,500 Catch-Up Contribution Limit – SIMPLE Retirement Plan $3,000 $3,000 Contribution Limit – IRA $6,000 …

In Memoriam – C. Mark Kingseed, Esq.

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1954-2018 The Coolidge Wall family celebrates the life of our partner and close friend, C. Mark Kingseed, who passed away on October 10, 2018, following an extended illness. We will miss Mark’s keen wit, brilliant mind, and boundless energy. In a field that can reward big personalities and bigger egos, Mark chose a different path: he was a paragon of common sense, decency, and humility, never caving in to pressure with a cross word or a compromised strategy. Mark started his career jetting around the country for NCR, putting out union fires (sometimes literally) during the company’s heyday in Dayton. …