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Mansour Gavin Welcomes Easton, Grodek, and Khawam as Associates

Danielle M. Easton, Kendall A. Grodek, and Malek Anton Khawam have joined Mansour Gavin LPA as Associates. Each of them earned their J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Danielle Easton’s practice focuses on civil litigation, specifically insurance defense. and labor and employment. Prior to joining the firm as an Associate, Danielle worked at Mansour Gavin [… read more]

Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an Order in the Federal Register in an effort to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 by placing a temporary halt to certain residential evictions (the “Order”). Under the Order, effective through December 31, 2020, a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person [… read more]

Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 606, otherwise known as the “Good Samaritan Expansion Bill”

On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606, otherwise known as the “Good Samaritan Expansion Bill,” into law to protect people and businesses from tort liability lawsuits stemming from virus transmissions. This law retroactively applies from March 9, 2020, in accordance with Executive Order 2020-01D, and through September 30, 2021. Across the [… read more]

Mansour Gavin Secures Medical Marijuana Processor Licenses for Ancient Roots and Cielo Processing on Appeal

Brendon Friesen, Mansour Gavin LPA shareholder and Business and Corporate Services Group chair, recently secured two major victories for his clients, Ancient Roots of Wilmington, Ohio and Cielo Processing of Euclid, Ohio. In January 2019, the Medical Marijuana Control Program (“MMCP”) of the Ohio Department of Commerce (the “Department”) denied both companies provisional licenses to [… read more]

Title VII – Discrimination on the Basis of Sex Now Includes Protections for Sexual Orientation

By: Kenneth E. Smith Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – the federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion – also applies to discrimination against gay and transgender persons. The ruling is one of [… read more]

A Message to our Clients | Navigating COVID-19

To our valued clients: The health and safety of Mansour Gavin employees, colleagues, and clients is of paramount importance and we continue to keep a close eye on the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus). As we monitor and learn more about the spread of Coronavirus in our communities, I want to assure you that Mansour Gavin has an [… read more]

Mansour Gavin Welcomes Kenneth Callahan as Of Counsel

Cleveland, Ohio (May 20, 2020) Kenneth R. Callahan has joined Mansour Gavin as of counsel and is a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation and Corporate and Business Services groups. He possesses over 30 years of legal experience as a public defender, a judge, and attorney, specializing in a wide array of legal matters including [… read more]

Amy Kullik Presenting at Cleveland SHRM Virtual Learning Seminar

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 [… read more]

Department of Labor Issues Additional Guidance to Assist Employer and Employee Compliance Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

In an effort to assist employers and employees as they navigate a new terrain in the American workplace, the Department of Labor issued an updated Q&A concerning responsibilities and rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”). The Act’s paid leave provisions went into effect April 1, 2020 and requires employers with fewer than 500 [… read more]

Brendon Friesen Secures Ohio Medical Marijuana Cultivation License on Appeal

Brendon Friesen, Mansour Gavin LPA shareholder and Business and Corporate Services Group chair, recently secured a major victory for his client, Cielo Jardin LLC of Euclid, OH. In December 2017, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) denied Cielo Jardin one of 24 coveted provisional licenses to legally cultivate medical marijuana in Ohio. Despite Cielo Jardin [… read more]

CARES Act – A Lifeline to Small Businesses in Tough Times Due to COVID-19

Like all of you, Mansour Gavin LPA, its attorneys and staff are living through unprecedented times. On March 27, 2020 the U.S. federal government signed into law the $2 trillion CARES Act. Beginning today, small businesses can apply for the nearly $350 billion earmarked for loans available through the economic rescue plan. U.S. Small Business [… read more]

Ohio House and Senate Pass House Bill 197

In response to the numerous challenges Ohio is facing due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Ohio House and Senate passed House Bill 197 on March 25, 2020. While the bill contains numerous relief measures relating to businesses, schools, and state institutions, of particular note in the legal field are the amendments to state law statutes [… read more]

Complying with Family First Coronavirus Act

The Department of Labor has issued a Question and Answer page designed to assist employers in complying with the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions. The Q&A provides answers to some initial questions relating to reaching the 500 employee mark; how to determine if an employer is a single or joint enterprise; and the interaction and combined [… read more]

Governor Mike DeWine Issues ‘Stay at Home’ Order for all of Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH),  issued a ‘Stay at Home’ order for all of Ohio today. The order mandates that all persons stay at home unless engaged in essential business. The order goes into effect Monday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m. and remains in [… read more]

UPDATE | Employer Obligations Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”) was recently passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The final version of the Act contains some changes compared to the version first passed by the House of Representatives on March 14, 2020, but is still designed to provide support for [… read more]

Employer Obligations Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“Act”). It will become law if it is approved by the Senate and signed by the White House, which has already voiced support for it. The goal of the Act is to provide additional assistance for those impacted by their [… read more]

Mansour Gavin Welcomes Tatyana Pishnyak as Associate

Tatyana Pishnyak has joined Mansour Gavin’s business and corporate law group where she will focus her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions. She brings extensive experience in purchases and sales of professional practices as well as consulting doctors and other professionals on various employment law issues. Tatyana advises clients on general corporate matters, [… read more]

Tony Coyne Quoted in the Plain Dealer on Sherwin-Williams New HQ Location

Mansour Gavin’s president, Anthony Coyne, was quoted in The Plain Dealer regarding the much anticipated location for The Sherwin-Williams Co.’s new headquarters and what that means for future development and investment in the city. Mr. Coyne chairs the Group Plan Commission and served on the Cleveland City Planning Commission for 25 years, most of that time as [… read more]

Bruce Rinker Weighs in on Two Proposed Bills in the Ohio Statehouse and the Use of Eminent Domain

Mansour Gavin attorney and Cleveland Metroparks Commissioner Bruce Rinker was recently quoted in Crain’s Cleveland Business as two proposed bills target how the metroparks systems acquire private property to develop amenities for public space. Read entire article here. [… read more]

Ed Patton to Present on International Contracts at the City of Mentor’s International Trade Initiative 2020 Seminar Series

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 [… read more]

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