Our Business: Protecting Your Business

Attracting and retaining the best talent while also protecting your business is becoming more complex. Keeping up-to-date on changing federal, state or local laws is difficult. We partner with our clients to understand their business operations and develop pragmatic solutions that manage their legal risks, minimize legal exposure and protect their business interests and objectives while enabling retention of an effective and efficient workforce.

We counsel businesses on compliance in a wide array of employment matters and represent them on claims of race, color, age, religion, national origin, gender and disability discrimination under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA and related state laws, as well as FMLA, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations. We also counsel and represent clients on whistleblower and other retaliatory discharge claims, and breach of non-competition, trade secret, and confidentiality agreements. We regularly represent companies before federal and state administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and state and federal courts.

Our attorneys also advise businesses regarding policies and agreements and provide training related to:

  • Disability and accommodation
  • Drug testing and substance abuse
  • Executive and Professional Employees and Contractors
  • Harassment/discrimination
  • Medical and other leaves
  • Trade secrets and intellectual property
  • Wage and hour
  • Workforce reductions
  • Workplace safety
  • Workplace and workforce management
Practice Area Contact

Chris L. Allyn

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyAdvanced EnergyFood and BeverageMedia and EntertainmentSoftware and TechnologyCybersecurity and Data Breach DefenseSustainability

J. David Arkell

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigation

James Belgum

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationInsurance

Jack W. Berryhill

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Kelsey R. Bowers

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigationInsurance

Abby L. Brown

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Theodore B. Brown

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

James R. Cage

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationFinancial ServicesInsurance

Vikrama S. Chandrashekar

Attorney

LitigationBrewing and DistillingMedia and EntertainmentCannabis

Jordan L. Cohen, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTaxPrivate Equity

Frederic K. “Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Rebecca B. DeCook

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigationAdvanced EnergyCommunicationsPrivate Equity

Keely C. Downs

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergySustainability

Andrew T. Flynn

Attorney

EmploymentLitigationInsurance

Erik K. Foster

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

Sara J. Francavilla

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsPrivate Equity

Paul R. Franke, III

Chair, Litigation Section

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsCommunicationsFinancial ServicesPrivate Equity

Mike L. Fredregill

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal Estate

Tijana Gavric

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingMergers and AcquisitionsFinancial ServicesPrivate Equity

Charles Greenhouse

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationReal Estate

Scott P. Greiner, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateTaxTrusts and Estates

Lynne M. Hanson

Co-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsFinancial ServicesFood and BeveragePrivate Equity

Patrick J. Hickey

Attorney

EmploymentLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced Energy

Jessica R. Hunter

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

Scott C. James

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Bethany A. Johnson

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

William F. Jones

Attorney

Franchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageInsuranceManufacturing

David J. Katalinas

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateFood and Beverage

John W. Kellogg

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyManufacturingPrivate EquityBlockchain Technology

Craig J. Knobbe

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

David A. Laird

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingConstructionLitigationReal EstateFinancial Services

Eric B. Liebman

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsConstructionEmploymentLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesInsuranceLaw Firms & LawyersCannabis

Thomas M. List

Managing Partner

Commercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionEmploymentLitigationReal Estate

Stephanie D. Loughner

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentReal Estate

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLaw Firms & LawyersSoftware and Technology

Christopher E. McCall

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigation

Marilyn W. McWilliams

Attorney

TaxTrusts and Estates

John E. Moye

Attorney

Business and CorporateLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityMergers and AcquisitionsFinancial ServicesLaw Firms & Lawyers

Dean Nakayama

Executive Director

Edwin A. Naylor

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsManufacturing

Nicholas M.P. Reckman

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFinancial ServicesFood and Beverage

Kelly Reiman, LL.M. (Tax)

Co-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateTaxManufacturingPrivate Equity

Dean Richardson

Vice Chair, Litigation Section

Franchise and DistributionLitigationReal EstateCannabis

Lucas T. Ritchie

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigationSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial ServicesInsurancePrivate Equity

Zaki Robbins

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital Markets

Carrie A. Rodgers

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigation

Patricia J. Rogers

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial ServicesPrivate EquityBlockchain TechnologySustainability

David C. Roos

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial Services

Amy H. Ruhl

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

Dominick Sekich

Attorney

Business and CorporateReal EstateAdvanced EnergyBrewing and DistillingCommunicationsFood and BeverageManufacturingMedia and EntertainmentSoftware and TechnologySustainability

Lorni Sharrow, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Trusts and Estates

Rebecca Smock

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsFood and BeverageMedia and EntertainmentSoftware and TechnologyCybersecurity and Data Breach Defense

Eric V. Snyder

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMergers and AcquisitionsMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial Services

Rose Standifer

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyPrivate EquitySoftware and Technology

Jennifer L. Stenman

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial Services

Timothy M. Swanson

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationFinancial Services

Kristen L. Sweat, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTaxTrusts and EstatesBrewing and DistillingFinancial ServicesPrivate Equity

Jake J. Tiernan

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingMultifamily and CondoReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Edward D. (Ted) White

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesPrivate EquitySustainability

Rachel Yeates

Attorney

Business and CorporateLitigationRegulatory and Enforcement DefenseSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial Services