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Tracey McGurk and Amy Kullik to Speak at Howard Hanna’s “HannaCon17” Conference

Mansour Gavin will be well represented at Howard Hanna’s annual conference for real estate professionals, HannaCon17, on October 17 and 18, with two of our own speaking at the event. Attorneys Tracey McGurk and Amy Kullik are among 27 speakers, and their focus will be helping realtors understand timely, highly relevant legal issues. The two-day [… read more]

Caritas – St. Vincent Charity Medical Center

Mansour Gavin is a proud sponsor of the Caritas celebration of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland. The event, which will be held on Friday, October 13 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, pays tribute to the five 2017 Caritas Award recipients who are being honored for their excellence in delivering compassionate care. Proceeds will support the expansion of addiction [… read more]

Ask the Attorney – Medical Marijuana

By:  Amy Kullik Q: Since medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, as an employer, can I enforce our drug-free workplace policy against employees who are impaired at work even though they are lawfully using it?  A: Yes. Even though medical marijuana use is legal in Ohio, marijuana remains an illegal drug under the federal [… read more]

Data Breaches: Prepare to Fail, Recover Elegantly

Data breaches. Ransomware. The “dark web.” Today’s cyberspace monsters are enough to give you nightmares during the day. In response, Mansour Gavin hosted a seminar and panel discussion on cybersecurity on August 11 to answer questions about how best to protect yourself – and your business – from being hacked. Speakers included Ryan MacFarlane, Special [… read more]

Medical Marijuana in Ohio: Where are we now?

By: Brendon Friesen More than a year has passed since Governor Kasich signed House Bill 523, legalizing medical marijuana (MMJ) in Ohio and making our state the 25th to adopt such a program. At the time, those interested in getting involved — as a cultivator, processor, dispensary, or physician — had little information on exactly [… read more]

Breaking the stereotype – Medical Marijuana

By:  Brendon Friesen The war on marijuana began in the 1960s and culminated in the Drug Abuse and Prevention Act of 1970 signed by Richard Nixon. Today the drug remains a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin, cocaine and LSD, pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances Act. Of course, the perception of the drug has changed [… read more]

Edward Patton to present at Compliance Manual program

Edward Patton will present at the City of Mentor’s upcoming seminar: “How to Develop an Export Operations and Compliance Manual” on Friday, September 22, at the Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. Patton’s talk titled, “Introduction to Export Controls,” is an overview on policies and procedures for developing a manual to mitigate [… read more]

Julie Taft serves on panel at Women’s Estate Planning luncheon

Julie A. (Fischer) Taft participated in a luncheon discussion geared towards women who want to better understand the ins and outs of family estate planning. The event, “The Ws of Estate Planning: Why? What? When? . . . (and How?),” was put on by Dale Vernon at Bernstein, an investment research and management firm. The [… read more]

Required Use Of New I-9 Form Starting 9-18-17

As a reminder, starting 9-18-17, the version of the Employment Eligibility Verification form, commonly referred to as the I-9 form, with the date 07/17/17 N in the bottom left corner is the only version of the I-9 form which should be used. To download a copy of the I-9 form click here. To help ensure that [… read more]

Budzik Will Present at Upcoming NBI Employment Law Seminar

James A. Budzik will be a member of the speaking faculty at the National Business Institute’s Advanced Employment Law seminar on August 21 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron. His topics of discussion are “Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation” and “Deciphering FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation Issues.” The seminar, offering legal guidance for complying [… read more]

Taft to Chair CMBA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section

Mansour Gavin is pleased to recognize Julie A. (Fischer) Taft for her recent appointments to the boards of two local organizations. Julie will serve as vice president for the Estate Planning Council of Cleveland as well as the chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law Section. Julie is an [… read more]

An informational seminar and panel discussion regarding “Securing your business networks and protecting against Ransomware”

Cyber security and Ransomware are on the minds of many area companies these days. Find out how to protect your business and what to do in the event of a breach. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * When:          Friday, August 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 [… read more]

(Another) New I-9 Form Released

On July 17, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) released a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, commonly referred to as the I-9 form. To download a copy of the new I-9 form click here. While the new I-9 form may be used immediately, US CIS is providing employers a 60-day period to implement [… read more]

Welo in Crain’s “Twenty in Their 20s” 2017 class

Miles Welo has been named as one of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “Twenty in Their 20s,” published in the June 12 edition. The award singles out 20 up-and-comers in both private and public sector industries that are making a significant difference in the region. The candidates represent a group of professional and philanthropic leaders that enrich [… read more]

The Results Are In: (7) NFL Prospects Sign NFL Contracts and (4) NFL Prospects Get Invited To Rookie Mini Camp

The NFL Draft was held over the past weekend in Philadelphia, PA, with 253 players selected over seven (7) rounds of the NFL Draft. Mansour Gavin Attorney Miles Welo, along with his agent-partner Vince Calo, represented eleven (11) players heading into the weekend. While none of the prospective NFL Players were drafted, Miles and Vince [… read more]

Veronica Garofoli joins UH Board

Mansour Gavin estate planning and probate attorney Veronica Garofoli has graciously accepted an invitation to join the Associate Board of University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. The Board’s mission is to support, promote and enhance Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation’s ability to deliver the highest quality health care to children. See their Facebook page [… read more]

Friesen talks IP at the NBI Manufacturing Law seminar

 Brendon Friesen will be a member of the speaking faculty at the National Business Institute’s Manufacturing Law seminar on June 26 at the CMBA Conference Center. The day-long seminar will address the complex legalities of the manufacturing law industry, serving as a comprehensive legal, practical, and tax compliance guide for attorneys, accountants, manufacturing owners/operators/managers, and [… read more]

Please Join Mansour Gavin for an informational program on OSHA’s New Regulations

EMPLOYERS, ARE YOU READY FOR OSHA’S MOST RECENT REGULATIONS? DID YOU KNOW THEY IMPACT DRUG TESTING AND SAFETY INCENTIVE PLANS?  LEARN MORE! Mansour Gavin LPA’s Labor & Employment Group Presents: OSHA SPECIALIST KELLY BAKER FROM SAFETY CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY When:         Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Location:    North Point Tower, Lower Level, Executive [… read more]

Ohio Employers No Longer Able to Keep Guns Off-Site

Effective March 21, 2017, Ohio Senate Bill 199 permits individuals with valid concealed handgun licenses to keep their firearms in their vehicle on company property. Employers can still prohibit firearms within the workplace through their weapons policies and by posting the proper signage.  However, Ohio employers can no longer prohibit an employee or visitor to [… read more]

Required Use Of New I-9 Form Starting 1-22-17

In late 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) released a newly revised Employment Eligibility Verification form, commonly referred to as the I-9 form, with a date of 11/14/2016 in the bottom left corner. Employers are required to use only this new version of the I-9 form starting January 22, 2017. To download a [… read more]

Attorney Miles Welo signs a pair of WVU Mountaineers

Mansour Gavin attorney Miles Welo, with his partner Vince Calo, had a successful trip to Orlando, Florida for the Russell Athletic Bowl. While in Florida, the pair successfully signed three (3) football players from the University of West Virginia, two of whom are defensive end Noble Nwachukwu and running back Rushel Shell III. Both Nwachukwu [… read more]

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