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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 …

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 …

Eight Coolidge Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

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Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2022 Ohio Super Lawyers®: Michelle D. Bach: Workers’ Compensation Christopher R. Conard: General Litigation Marc L. Fleischauer: Employment & Labor David C. Korte: Workers’ Compensation Joshua R. Lounsbury, Workers’ Compensation Stephen M. McHugh: State, Local & Municipal David P. Pierce: Business Litigation Richard A. Talda: Business Litigation In addition, Zachary B. White was named a Rising Star for the first time in Business Litigation. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that selects outstanding lawyers …

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New Associate Joins Coolidge Wall’s Litigation And Public Sector Departments

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Dayton, Ohio – Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Sarah Sparks has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation and Public Sector Departments. “We are happy to welcome Sarah to Coolidge Wall and congratulate her on recently passing the bar exam,” said David Pierce, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Sarah joins us with a wealth of real-world business experience having served as the Operations Director for a key local non-profit organization for several years.  In addition to her law license, Sarah also holds a Master of Public Administration degree. She will add to our already …

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New Associate Joins Coolidge Wall’s Estate Planning and Tax Department

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Dayton, Ohio – Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Rodrigo Horna has joined the firm as an associate in its Estate Planning and Tax Department.  His practice mainly involves working within the areas of estate planning, trust and probate and tax. “We are very happy to have Rodrigo join our group,” said Chad Hansen, chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Tax Department. “The addition of Rodrigo provides us with additional depth in this growing practice area within the firm.” Rodrigo was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and is fluent in Spanish. Prior to coming to …

Women in Law – A Dayton Business Journal Event, Sponsored by Coolidge Wall

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Coolidge Wall was proud to participate in the first Dayton Business Journal’s Women in Law Forum where prominent female attorneys in the area discussed issues facing women in the legal industry and how they can progress in their careers. Coolidge’s Shannon Costello, executive committee member and Real Estate Department Chair, participated in this forum. As part of our involvement in this important conversation, Coolidge would like to introduce you to all of the female attorneys of Coolidge, whether they be in leadership positions, established lawyers or just beginning their careers.Michelle D. BachShannon L. CostelloKristin A. FinchPatricia J. FriesingerEdie E. CrumpErica …

Legislative Update: Ohio’s Continued Effort to Legalize Sports Betting

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In my September 6, 2018 blog post, I discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, which held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (“PASPA”) was unconstitutional. PASPA previously prohibited state-sanctioned sports betting and effectively outlawed sports betting anywhere but Nevada. The Supreme Court’s ruling opened the door for all 50 states to legalize sports betting within their borders. At the time, I cited two identical “placeholder” bills which had been introduced in the Ohio House and Senate, both of which made clear the General Assembly’s intention to enact legislation …

Political Signs on Limited Public Forums

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As the 2020 primary and general election swiftly approaches, local governmental entities (i.e., cities, townships, villages, and municipalities) will be required to regulate hundreds of polling stations throughout the State of Ohio for citizens to vote for candidates in national, state, and local elections. These local governmental entities must effectively balance voters’ rights to free speech and the local interest to keep polling stations safe, organized, and void of any political bias for any of the candidates. Churches that serve as polling stations across Ohio have attempted to regulate the type of political signs displayed on their property. According to …

Electric Scooters: Regulation, Litigation and Consternation

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Electric scooters are likely already in your city and if not, the chances are good that they will be soon. In cities across Ohio, the United States and the world, one often does not have to go far before stumbling upon, perhaps quite literally, a huddling mass of scooters on a corner or sidewalk. Ohio Cities Regulate Scooters with Local Ordinances: Will Statewide Regulation Be Next? Despite whatever differences exist between the Ohio cities and the scooter companies, local legislatures have found commonality in how they regulate the product and its use. All Ohio cities with scooters regulate their use, …

Kids Heading to College this Summer? Consider a Roommate Agreement

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If you drive down Main Street in any college town, you are likely to encounter newly developed and/or renovated luxury apartments. Many of these apartments will have rent that outpaces the average mortgage payment in the region. A common issue that arises with these off-campus apartments is the joint and several rental obligations of multiple tenants who are a party to the same lease. Sometimes, rent is split 2-ways or, in some circumstances, 4-ways. But, unless the lease agreement explicitly states otherwise, each tenant is jointly and severally liable for the entire rental amount, regardless of how many roommates are …