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Proposed Change to Overtime Threshold, Take 2

On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor announced its Notice of Proposed Rule Making to increase the “white collar” overtime exemption threshold from $23,660/year to $35,308/year (or $679/week). This increase is projected to impact more than one million Americans, making them eligible for overtime compensation for all hours worked over 40 in a [… read more]


Communication: “Who gets the china?” (OK, but who actually wants the china?) By:  Dan McGuire This is part 2 of a series breaking down the process of helping clients set up their Wills by breaking the issues down into smaller, individual topics, enabling the adviser and client to take the necessary steps, and get the plan [… read more]

U.S. Supreme Court holds that a copyright owner must register their work before filing a lawsuit to stop an infringement

By: Brendon Friesen Copyright law immediately protects a creator’s original work once reduced from a mere idea to a “medium of expression” such as artwork, novels, photography and video. Among other rights, the creator has the exclusive right to copy it. While copyright exists at common law, if you want the full protection and remedies [… read more]

Charles Brown to be Guest Speaker at Cleveland Association of Paralegals Student Workshop

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 [… read more]

Brendon Friesen to Speak at Upcoming Cleveland Real Estate Field Trip

Brendon Friesen to speak at the upcoming Great Lakes Capital Solutions’ Cleveland Field Trip February 22-24, 2019. Learn how Cleveland is poised to make a major move in the real estate market and how investors can best position themselves to experience positive returns. Brendon will discuss the benefits of Opportunity Zone investing, drop-down transaction structures [… read more]

MICHAEL T. GAVIN: 1928 – 2019

We mourn the passing of our co-founder, leader, and dear friend, Michael T. Gavin — “Mike.” But, as Mike would have us do, we also celebrate his amazing life and the incredible legacy he built not only here at Mansour Gavin but through his family and throughout Cleveland’s legal, business, and charitable communities. [… read more]

Brendon Friesen Presenting in Live Webinar: “Operationalizing Marijuana in Residential Care Facilities”

Brendon Friesen will discuss “Operationalizing Marijuana in Residential Care Facilities” with Kemper House at the Ohio Assisted Living Association webinar this Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The presentation will address key issues and difficulties assisted living facilities face in administering medical marijuana to their residents. Click here to register. [… read more]

Veronica Garofoli promotes 4th Annual Rock the Rainbow Benefit

Mansour Gavin Attorney Veronica Garofoli recently appeared on WKYC’s LIVE on Lakeside broadcast to promote the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation Associate Board’s upcoming signature event, Rock the Rainbow. Garofoli serves as the Associate Board’s Vice President and Mansour Gavin is a proud supporter of the 4th Annual Rock the Rainbow benefit. Rock the Rainbow [… read more]

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