Legal 500 Recognizes Several Thompson Hine Practices, Lawyers

August 29, 2018

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 United States, a directory of client- and peer-recommended firms, practices and lawyers used by clients throughout the country to guide their selection of lawyers and law firms. Published for almost 30 years, TheLegal 500 series provides information and opinions about firms and lawyers across the globe based on interviews with lawyers and representatives from client companies. The firm’s Construction, Corporate Transactions & Securities, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Investment Management, Real Estate and Transportation practices are recommended, along with 31 of its lawyers, as listed below.

Additionally, the publication’s elite “Leading Lawyers” listings, which recognize outstanding lawyers nationwide in each practice category, hail Construction practice chair Jeffrey Appelbaum as one of the country’s top 22 construction lawyers and Frank Chaiken, chair of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice, as one of the top 21 lawyers for middle-market M&A work. Also called out for special recognition as “Next Generation” lawyers are partner Erin Luke, one of five named for construction, and partner Kim Wilcoxon, one of six listed for employee benefits.

The guide recommends the following Thompson Hine lawyers by name:

Thomas A. Aldrich (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Jeffrey R. Appelbaum (Construction) James B. Aronoff (Real Estate) Jim Balthaser (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) David E. Benz (Transportation) Karyn A. Booth (Transportation) Cassandra W. Borchers (Investment Management) Sandra L. Brown (Transportation) Timothy R. Brown (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation) Frank D. Chaiken (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) John D. Cottingham (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Andrew J. Davalla (Investment Management) Garrett D. Evers (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Tony Kuhel (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Julia Ann Love (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation) Erin Luke (Construction) Tom Mason (Construction) Ray McCann (Construction) Jeff Moreno (Transportation) David A. Neuhardt (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Stephen R. Penrod (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation) Francis E. Purcell, Jr. (Construction) Laura A. Ryan (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation) Todd M. Schild (M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m)) Robyn Minter Smyers (Real Estate) JoAnn M. Strasser (Investment Management) Bibb Strench (Investment Management) Linda A. Striefsky (Real Estate) David Whaley (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation) Michael V. Wible (Investment Management) Kim Wilcoxon (Labor and employment – Employee benefits and executive compensation)

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, was ranked number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New working models” by The Financial Times. For 6 straight years, Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery Innovation in the BTI Brand Elite, where it has been recognized as one of the top 4 firms for “Value for the Dollar” and “Commitment to Help” and among the top 5 firms “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH ® – a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client goals. For more information, please visit ThompsonHine.com and ThompsonHine.com/SmartPaTH.

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