Coolidge Wall Elects Two New Shareholders

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DAYTON, Ohio – The law firm of Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Robert D. Ballinger and Benjamin A. Mazer have been elected as new shareholders of the firm.

“We are proud to welcome Robert and Ben as new shareholders,” said Daniel Gentry, President, and CEO of Coolidge Wall.  “They are mature lawyers with years of high-level practice. They have benefitted from working with our experienced attorneys and are ready to embrace their new roles within the firm. Coolidge’s ability to attract and retain attorneys of such caliber, both of whom are proud graduates of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, is a testament to our collaborative culture.”

Robert started with Coolidge as a law clerk while he was still attending law school. He focuses his practice on representing clients with complex commercial real estate projects. His expertise includes advising clients on the governance and management of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Robert also represents clients involved in business transactions, including acquisitions and partnership buyouts.

In addition, Robert was named a 2024 Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch” in Real Estate Law.

Ben counsels private and public sector employers in personnel matters, employment litigation, and collective bargaining. His experience includes appearing before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC). He helps clients navigate the intricacies of federal and state employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII and anti-discrimination laws. He advocates for clients in labor negotiations and collective bargaining. Ben also advises municipal clients on a host of critical concerns of local governments (Ohio Public Records law, Open Meetings Act, zoning, housing issues, public nuisance law, drafting legislation, pre-disciplinary conferences, and internal investigations).

Also, Ben has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of “Employment Law- Management” in 2022, 2023, and 2024.

About Coolidge Wall

For more than 170 years, Coolidge Wall has had a singular mission – provide trusted and collaborative counsel to businesses and individuals throughout the community – giving clients the attention, experience, and advice needed to help them achieve their goals. Since 1853, we have stayed true to our Dayton roots and strong in our commitment to be the local, full-service law firm that businesses can count on today and for years to come.

Coolidge Wall is a leading, full-service, Dayton-based law firm providing clients with legal representation in matters of corporate and business transactions, real estate and tax, bankruptcy, employee benefits, estate planning and probate, health care, labor and employment, litigation, and dispute resolution.

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