Serving Notice for November 8, 2013

JUDGE JOHN E. HOFFMAN JR. has officially been re-appointed for a second 14-year term, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division). “Although this surprises nobody, it is nice to hear it is official!” Judge Sargus also said the vote was obviously unanimous.

CARLILE PATCHEN & MURPHY has been named a 2014 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report. CPM received several metropolitan rankings – a tier 1 ranking for the securities regulation and trusts & estate law. Tier 2 in the areas of business organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), criminal defense-white collar, employment law-management, ethics and professional responsibilities law, labor law-management, litigation- securities, non-profit/charities law, securities/capital markets law. And a tier 3 ranking in the areas banking and finance law.

DICKINSON WRIGHT (Columbus) received four rankings in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” report by U.S. News and Best Lawyers. The firm received first-tier recognition in real estate law and second-tier in banking & finance, corporate law, and litigation-real estate.

LUPER NEIDENTHAL & LOGAN has been designated a Best Law Firm in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation – bankruptcy, and corporate law in the US News/Best Lawyers in America.

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