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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.

Congress Poised to Send Tax Reform to President Trump

After almost a year of a Republican-controlled Congress trying to pass major reform legislation as part of its legislative agenda, the House and Senate appear poised to send a sweeping tax reform package for President Trump’s signature. The…

Calfee Sponsors MS Society's Dinner of Champions

Calfee is proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual Cleveland Dinner of Champions on November 9th. All proceeds from this annual event will benefit the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The National MS Society helps ea…

Report on Ohio Government: Post Election

Voters Reject Drug Pricing and Approve Victims’ Rights Ballot Issues by Overwhelming Margin

Issue 2, the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, was defeated last night by 79.28%*. The highly controversial measure would have required the state of Ohio…

Calfee Sponsors CMBF's Halloween Run For Justice

Calfee is proud to be a sponsor of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation's Run For Justice on October 28 in Cleveland. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF), which funds the Justice For All…

Calfee Sponsors NSMBA 2017 Trailblazer Luncheon

Calfee is proud to be a sponsor of the Norman S. Minor Bar Association (NSMBA) 2017 Trailblazer Luncheon on October 27 in Cleveland. The NSMBA is the premier African-American bar association in Northeast Ohio and this annual event recognize…

Calfee Sponsors 7th Annual Beech Brook 5k

Calfee is proud to be a sponsor of the Beech Brook 5K and 1-mile walk on Sunday, October 22, in Pepper Pike, OH. Proceeds from the event benefit Beech Brook’s early intervention, child abuse prevention and community-based mental health serv…

Calfee Hosts Cogswell Hall's "Coming Home" Gala

Calfee is proud to host Cogswell Hall's "Coming Home" Gala on Saturday, September 23 at The Calfee Building in downtown Cleveland. Cogswell Hall is a Cleveland-area residence that supports low-income adults. The fundraising gala will includ…

Is Your Drug Policy About To Go Up In Smoke?

While Massachusetts Justices Rule Medical Marijuana Use Can Be Reasonable Accommodation, Ohio’s Marijuana Law Provides To The Contrary

On July 17, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that employers can be held liable for disabil…

Calfee Opens D.C. Office and Promotes Leaders

In a move that signals growth and succession planning, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP today announced the opening of a Washington, D.C., office and the promotion of several key leaders.

Calfee is expanding its statewide government rel…

Calfee Named a Top Referring Firm by Lex Mundi

Calfee is pleased to be named a Top Referring Firm in the 101-200 Lawyer category for 2017 by Lex Mundi. This award recognized member firms that have made the greatest number of outbound referrals to other Lex Mundi members during 2016. Lex…

Are Your HIPAA Policies Still Marked "DRAFT"?

Waiting to Finish That Comprehensive Risk Analysis?  $2.5 Million Settlement Serves as a Warning That HIPAA Compliance Is Imperative.

The Breach and Settlement

On April 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of…

Bob Brown Highlighted in Properties Magazine

Bob Brown, a recently-hired consultant with Calfee Zoning Network, was highlighted in the April issue of Properties Magazine. The mention highlighted his 39 years of experience and several accomplishments in the zoning field, including 10 y…

OIG 2017 Work Plan

The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its work plan for Fiscal Year 2017.  As expected, the Work Plan indicates that the OIG will continue to look at many of the same items and issues identified in prior years’ work plans. …

Donald Trump Takes Ohio and Wins Presidency

Following a long and extremely divisive campaign, Republican Donald Trump was elected to the presidency with approximately 47.7 percent of the vote and 279 confirmed Electoral College votes.  It was an extremely tight race, with Democrat Hi…

Swinging with Mutual Funds

On October 13, 2016 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted or amended rules designed to promote effective liquidity risk management by mutual funds, and to mitigate dilution of the value of a fund’s outstanding redeemable…

IRS Releases New Management Contract Safe Harbor Standards

In a recent revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2016-44), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised and expanded significantly the safe harbor applicable to the “management contract” provisions of Section 141 of the Internal Revenue Code. Manage…

Navigating the Wellness Program Maze

Now that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued final regulations for wellness programs under both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and has issued…

Columbus Selected to Receive Smart City Grant

The City of Columbus has been named the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City. Columbus was chosen from a field of seven finalists - beating out tech and transportation hubs like San Francisco, Austin and Portland - to receive $50 …

Report on Ohio Government - April 2016

Governor Heads to Marietta to deliver State of the State Address

In keeping with his commitment to take state government to the people, Governor John Kasich delivered this year’s State of the State Address in Marietta, Ohio. Marietta was c…

Protecting Your Minority Investment

Historically, traditional private equity firms have avoided minority, or non-control, investments. Recently, however, there has been an increase in the number of non-control investment transactions as private equity firms have started to pu…

Report on Ohio Government - March 2016

Kasich Does Well in Ohio; Trump and Clinton Look to Sweep the Rest

Ohio Governor John Kasich had a strong showing in the Ohio Republican primary on Tuesday night, winning his first primary contest. Kasich beat his nearest contender, Donald…

Report on Ohio Government - February 2016

Big Races on Tap for March 15 Primary Election

Ohioans will go to the ballot on Tuesday, March 15 to vote in the primary elections for several big races happening this fall, in particular the presidential election. But there are plenty of …

Reference Responses Can Lead to Challenges for Employers

It was once a common practice for employers to provide positive letters of reference to their former employees for use when applying for a job with a new employer. However, given the legal landscape today, providing a positive - or even a n…

Calfee continues in top 10 percent for client service

Calfee is again ranked among the top law firms serving large companies in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2016 survey, coming in at No. 40 among the top firms serving Fortune 1000 and large organizations. The survey by the national consulting…