On Monday, May 4, Amy Kullik will present at Cleveland SHRM’s seminar Virtual Learning: Anti-Asian Discrimination & Harassment in the Workplace in the Wake of COVID-19.

Event Overview:
As employers reopen across the state, and for those who have remained open, it is important to recognize situations involving anti-Asian discrimination against their workers of Asian descent as a result of COVID-19, originating in China. Employers will learn about the types of harassment that such individuals are experiencing not only in the workplace but also in public as well.  This program will highlight the importance of awareness, education and communication as well as what steps employers should be taking now to prevent the impact of this stigma and to address anti-Asian discrimination in the workplace.

The objectives for the event are:
Awareness of Issues Facing Employees of Asian Descent
How Employers Can Prevent Discrimination & Harassment
Steps to Address Discrimination & Harassment

This program has been submitted for SHRM and HRCI recertification 1.0 credit hour.

Click here for additional information or to register for this free event.

Ed Patton will be providing an overview of International Contracts at the the City of Mentor’s International Trade Initiative 2020 Seminar Series International Contracts and the New Incoterms on Thursday, February 27.

This seminar will show how to use the new Incoterms and negotiate international contracts more effectively according to the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods.

For additional information or to register, visit

Mansour Gavin’s John Monroe served as a panelist at the Legal Netlink Alliance’s Fall Meeting in Atlanta, GA where firm leaders discussed associate retention, succession planning and business development efforts. Read more.

Dan McGuire will be discussing “Key Elements of Effective Wills” at the National Business Institute’s “Step-by-Step Guide to Drafting Wills and Trusts” seminar on November 21 in Independence, OH. Additional details and registration information can be found here.

Jim Budzik will be speaking at the National Business Institute’s Mini Law School for HR Professionals (a comprehensive primer on labor and employment law) in Canfield, OH on October 21. Jim will be discussing “Controlling Unemployment Compensation Costs.” Additional details and registration information can be found here.

Bruce Rinker will discuss “Form-Based Zoning for the Rest of Us” at the AHA Ohio State Planning Conference on October 4. Registration is now closed but you may register on-site the day of the conference. Additional information can be found on the APA Ohio website.

Bruce Rinker will be presenting at the Municipal Civil Law Seminar sponsored by the Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association & Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association on October 4. He will be providing an update on 5th Amendment “Takings” after Knick and Eminent Domain. Additional information can be found here.

Dan McGuire will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s audio webinar “Estate Planning for Every Phase of Life.”

Wednesday, Sept 11, 2019
1pm – 415pm

Program Description

Advise Clients of All Ages with Confidence

Clients at each stage of life pose unique estate planning challenges that even the most skilled advisor may overlook. Are you prepared to address the concerns of individuals of all ages, from young parents considering a will for the first time, to retirees planning for long-term care? This program will provide you with practical guidance on how to apply fundamental planning techniques to your client’s specific circumstances. Address the estate planning concerns of individuals at all stages with certainty – register today!

  • Provide your clients with peace of mind by establishing a plan for guardianship and custody of minor children.
  • Understand what estate planning documents need to be updated after a divorce.
  • Work with your clients to create a plan for charitable giving.
  • Help your aging clients understand what their adult children need to know about their parents’ estate plan.
  • Review the essential documents needed at each stage of life.

The program is designed for attorneys, accountants, and paralegals.  CLE and CPE credit is available.

To learn more or to register, click here.

Edward Patton will be presenting on Friday, July 26 at the at the City of Mentor’s Seminar: How Will the USMCA Affect North American Trade? The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is slated to replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) once approved by legislatures of the three participating countries – Canada, Mexico and the United States. This program will address changes that may impact your business and will also provide an overview on principal documents required for export to Canada and Mexico. For more information or to register, click here.

Tracey McGurk will be a presenting on “Litigation Involving Real Estate Purchases” at the Lorain County Bar Association’s upcoming Annual Real Estate Seminar.

The seminar will be held at the LorMet Community Federal Credit Union in Amherst on Thursday, June 13. Join your fellow LCBA colleagues and earn 5.75 CLE credits.

For more information, please visit

Tracey McGurk is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice in the areas of Real Estate Litigation, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Workers Compensation, Insurance Defense Litigation, and Toxic Tort Litigation.