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.

The next monthly meeting of the Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 11:45 a.m., at the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, One Cleveland Center, 1375 East 9th Street, Floor 2, Cleveland, Ohio.

This meeting will be NEOLDA’s monthly meeting plus a 1.0 hour educational seminar. The Association has applied to the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.00 CLE credit hour but has not yet received approval of the same.

The seminar is entitled, “When Your Opponent Tries the Case Against Your Public Officials or Police Officers in the Media.” This one-hour seminar will be presented by an experienced municipal litigation attorney and a crisis communications and media expert. Attorney Jack Bacevice of Mansour Gavin and former Assistant Director of Law for the City of Cleveland and Thomas Fladung, Managing Partner of Hennes Communications and former Managing Editor of The Plain Dealer will be presenting. Municipal law directors and other counsel to political subdivisions will benefit from this presentation as litigation against public officials and police officers continues to receive an inordinate amount of media scrutiny and coverage and is often used by a party to attempt to gain some level of advantage in the litigation, whether it is claims of abuse of power, tort claims or involving 42 USC §1983 actions.

The lunch price for members is $20.00. Nonmember attendees will be charged $25.00. All amounts are payable at the door. Checks can be made out to the “Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association.”

NOTE: Please arrive promptly as the meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. The speaker will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and finish by 1:30 p.m.

RESERVATIONS: If you wish to attend, please call Tina Richmond at (216) 619-7842 or send an email to her at to make your reservation.

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.

Charles Brown (former chief magistrate of the Cuyahoga County Probate Court) will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Cleveland Association of Paralegals, Inc. Student Workshop.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Stautzenberger College
Brecksville, OH
9am-noon (registration will open at 8:30am)

For more information, visit or RSVP by April 6th, 2019 to