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My practice focuses on employment and construction counseling and litigation, and general commercial litigation.
I advise owners, developers, and contractors concerning construction contracts, disputes during construction, and I mediate, litigate and arbitrate all types of construction claims after completion (including breach of contract, construction defect, design defect, and delay claims).
I advise employers on employment law practices, regulatory compliance and claims avoidance, and I defend employers against employment claims in state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings.
I provide counseling and litigation representation in business disputes in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, retail, distribution, and healthcare.
I am actively licensed to practice in Ohio, Illinois and California.
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|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1996||08/10/2016|
|CA||Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled)||1993||08/24/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Ohio Super Lawyers||2004|
|Member||Berns, Ockner & Greenberger, LLC||2016 - Present|
|Member||The Bartman Law Office LLC||2012 - Present|
|Member||McDonald Hopkins LLC||2007 - 2012|
|Partner||Kahn Kleinman LPA||1999 - 2007|
|Associate||Cremer Kopon Shaughnessy & Spina||1996 - 1999|
|Associate||Law Offices of Malcolm A. Misuraca||1993 - 1996|
|Builders Exchange Magazine||BIM and the Law||2008|
|Builders Exchange Magazine||Legal Issues in Green Construction||2008|
|Cleveland Bar Journal||The Ohio Supreme Court Issues Important Construction Opinion||2007|
|Builders Exchange Magazine||Contracts 101: Read Before You Sign||2007|
|Builders Exchange Magazine||To note or not to note||2006|
|Cleveland Bar Journal||Workplace Violence: Does it fit within the intentional tort exception to workers' compensation exclusivity?||2005|
|IDC Quarterly||Burdens of Accommodation||1999|
|UC Hastings COL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Michigan||Economics||A.B.||1989|
|CLE||Construction Contracts: Negotiating Key Provisions||2014|
|CLE||Construction Defect Litigation||2013|
|CLE||Construction Defect Litigation: From A to Z||2012|
|The Pitfalls of Email||Interview with WVIZ||2007|
|CLE seminar||Mechanics LIens||2007|
|CMAA Meeting||Risk Allocation in Agency Contruction Management Contracts||2006|
|Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants||Contract Issues and Claims||2004|
|Kahn Kleinman LPA seminar||Contract Issues and Claims||2004|
|CLE Seminar||Bankruptcy in the Construction Industry in Ohio||2004|
|CES Breakfast Forum||Mold & Sick Buildings||2002|
|Kahn Kleinman Seminar||Collecting Your Money||2001|
|Gobbell Hays Partners||Sick Buildings: Litigation and Construction Issues||2000|
|Saltz Shamis & Goldfarb, Inc.||The Basics of Mechanics Liens: Protecting Your Rights and Ensuring Payment||2000|