Whitt Sturtevant LLP joins IR as the exclusive Energy Law Member in US – Ohio

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Mark A. Whitt of Whitt Sturtevant LLP. Mark has joined IR as our exclusive Energy Law Member in US – Ohio. Whitt Sturtevant LLP is committed to promoting and achieving diversity within our firm and in the greater legal community. We believe […]

Mark A. WhittManaging Partner, Whitt Sturtevant LLP

Are You Affected by the Blackbaud Ransomware Attack?

In July, Blackbaud, a U.S.-based cloud computing provider and one of the world’s largest providers of education administration, fundraising, and financial management software, notified users of its services that it had suffered a ransomware attack in May 2020 in relation to personal data stored on its servers. Numerous colleges, universities, high schools, foundations, and other […]

Brian O'NeillPartner, Tucker Ellis LLP

California, Illinois, and New York Sue to Invalidate OCC “Valid When Made” Rule

In late May, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) adopted a rule that allows transferees of loans from national banks to rely on federal law that preempts state laws limiting legal interest rates. In our June 2020 Client Alert announcing the rule, we noted concerns that the rule could allow some lenders to avoid […]

Brian O'NeillPartner, Tucker Ellis LLP

McCarthy Lebit Employment Law Principal Ann-Marie Ahern Welcomed into Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame

CLEVELAND, OH (August 6, 2020) – McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA announced today that principal attorney Ann-Marie Ahern has been admitted into the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 2020 Hall of Fame. At McCarthy Lebit, Ahern is a Board Member and the head of the Employment law practice. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum […]

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Supreme Court of Ohio Clarifies that Class Action Settlements Are Res Judicata as to Class Members Who Do Not Formally “Opt Out”

When defendants settle class actions, one of the chief things they are “buying” is peace of mind – the predictability of knowing that litigation is behind them. That is one reason why courts routinely hold that a valid class action settlement is res judicata as to class members. True, class members may “opt out” of […]

Brian O'NeillPartner, Tucker Ellis LLP

McCarthy Lebit Welcomes Jennifer R. Hallos as a Principal Attorney

CLEVELAND, OH (July 16, 2020) – McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA is pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Hallos to the firm as a principal in the practice areas of Trusts & Estates, Taxation and Business & Corporate. Hallos has 10 years of experience formulating, reviewing and updating estate plans; drafting wills and trusts; […]

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Claims: Time is of the Essence

By Christian R. Patno and David M. Cuppage  Since Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director’s Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, and subsequent order of the temporary closure of Ohio’s barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tattoo parlors due to the ongoing COVID-19 […]

Brian O’Neill Comments to Smart Business Dealmakers on Post-Pandemic Dealmaking

On May 7, Smart Business Dealmakers published an interview with Brian O’Neill, “The Future Of Dealmaking Post-Pandemic Will Need Time To Take Shape.” “As Ohio seeks to reopen its economy in the coming weeks, a significant number of businesses will face a daunting challenge to simply reopen their doors to customers,” Brian said. “Many are not going to […]

Brian O'NeillPartner, Tucker Ellis LLP

Ann-Marie Ahern of McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA is interviewed by Time Magazine

McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA Principal and Leading Employment Attorney in Ohio, Ann-Marie Ahern, has been interviewed extensively by Time Magazine about the legal rights of employees who must go back to work but are afraid to because of COVID-19. To read the full article, please click here

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Does Your Business Have A Business Interruption Insurance Claim?

You owe it to your business and yourself to have your claim reviewed at no risk by an attorney, not an insurance agent.  McCarthy Lebit is currently offering a no-cost assessment, and pursued claims will be done on a no-fee-unless-you-win basis. Our service will be headed by Super Lawyers® Ohio Top 10 attorney, Christian R. […]

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

Visitation rights in the Era of COVID-19

By Richard Rabb As the global pandemic and outbreaks of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) develop around us, the health and safety of our children is at the forefront of our concerns. Individuals across the United States are encouraged to practice social distancing as much as possible. However, divorced parents with shared custody arrangements may have differing […]

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA

New SBA Guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program

By Adam Glassman The Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program”). Information about the Program was released quickly and led to rampant speculation and self-interpretation. The new SBA guidance attempts to resolve some of the ambiguity and better defines how the Program loans will be administered. Application […]

Kenneth B. LiffmanChairman of the Board and President, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA