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Calfee attorneys speak and write frequently in their various areas of experience. Search our archives for the latest articles written by our attorneys, including alerts addressing changes in the law and issues about which our clients need to be informed, as well as monthly newsletters, such as our Government Relations Report on Ohio Government. You can also read about some of our most recent accomplishments, speaking engagements and community events.

Calfee Sponsors Urban Land Institute Cincinnati and 2017 CEO Coffees

The firm is proud to sponsor the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati and co-sponsor ULI’s CEO Coffee’s program. ULI works to promote sustainable, thriving communities by engaging people through active dialogue, delivering unique experiences through its membership, capitalizing on ULI’s global resources and building strategic relationships with regional stakeholders and leaders. Sean Suder, a  partner [...]

Steve Day Joins Board of Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Ohio Chapter

Steve Day, partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, joined the board of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) – Ohio Chapter. The chapter, which promotes trade, commerce and investment between Sweden and the Ohio region of the United States, is the 19th largest chapter in the country. Steve joins Calfee partner [...]

Terry Doyle Published in Crain’s on Raising Early Stage Capital

Terry Doyle, partner in Calfee’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Securities and Capital Markets practice groups, recently wrote an article for Crain’s on best practices for entrepreneurs raising capital for their business. The article, “4 ways to prepare for raising early stage capital,” was published in January.  At Calfee, Terry’s practice focuses on counseling publicly [...]

Jaclyn Vary Participates in Advice Clinic and Presents on Asset Protection Strategies for VLA

Jaclyn Vary, Associate in estate and succession planning practice, recently coordinated and participated in a Legal Aid Brief Advice Clinic in January with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA).  A program of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the VLA works to provide access to legal services for Northeast Ohio artists and arts organizations.  Additionally, Jaclyn [...]

James Sullivan and Alex Reich Co-Author Article for Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Journal

James Sullivan and Alex Reich have co-authored an article for the February edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Journal, titled “How Late is Too Late? The Timing of Tender and Its Impact on Coverage.” The article discusses the implications of late notice of claims-made insurance policies and occurrence based insurance policies. James focuses [...]

Steve Lesser to Present on Ohio’s Energy Future

Steve Lesser, Senior Counsel in the firm’s Government Relations Group, will give a presentation on March 1 titled “Deregulation versus Regulation.” His discussion will focus on the goal of deregulation and an assessment of the current state of the energy industry. Steve will focus on Ohio’s Energy Market experience. The presentation is a part of a CLE [...]

Joseph M. Mentrek to Speak at Estate Planning Council of Cleveland

Joseph M. Mentrek, co-chair of Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning group, will present the annual summary of highlights from the 51st Annual Heckerling Heights Institute on Estate Planning. The event is sponsored by Zinner & Co. and hosted by the University of Miami School of Law. It will be held on February 14 at The City [...]

Ohio Supreme Court Limits Voluntary Abandonment Doctrine In Positive Drug Test Cases

February 2, 2017 ~ The “Voluntary Abandonment Doctrine” means that an injured worker can act so inconsistently with his or her continued employment that he or she will be considered to have “abandoned” the employment.  Abandonment of employment precludes eligibility for weekly benefits of Temporary Total Disability Compensation (TT).  In Ohio, the Doctrine’s origins prevented [...]

Fran Mitchell Schaul Authors Article for Probate Law Journal of Ohio

February 1, 2017 ~ Fran Mitchell Schaul, Senior Counsel in Calfee’s Estate and Succession Planning group, authored an article, titled, “Creating and Exercising Powers of Appointment: Selected Issues” that appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio.

Salvatore J. Totino Served as a Panel Chair at the 2016 Cleveland Tax Institute

Salvatore J. Totino, (“Sam”), associate in Calfee’s M&A and Corporate practice groups, recently chaired a panel at the 2016 Cleveland Tax Institute hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Cleveland Tax Club. The panel addressed the issues of corporate taxation and related topics. Sam is a member of Calfee’s Tax practice group and regularly [...]