Driving Our Growth

Over the last 18 months, we are proud to have:

  • Hired 22 new attorneys at all levels and across our practices
  • Expanded our immigration practice in New York
  • Broadened our M&A teams in New York and Cleveland
  • Increased our patent and trademark services in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland
  • Grown our health care and trusts and estates practices in Cleveland
  • Added to our bench of 170 attorneys and 150 other professionals in our seven offices
  • Relocated and expanded the size of our New York office

We never lose focus on driving our growth, continuing to add talented attorneys and expanding our services to help you achieve your goals. Over the last 18 months, we added 22 skilled attorneys and 11 talented paralegals to our team, increasing the bench strength of key practices across the firm, including health care, immigration, intellectual property, and M&A.

From making strategic, high-level hires to expanding practice group and office leadership, we are committed to growing in ways that benefit our clients. In doing so, we continue to enhance our ability to address your complex transactional and litigation matters throughout the country.

We are proud to offer you award-winning attorneys and dynamic practices that provide you meaningful legal solutions and deliver outstanding results.

Ulmer continues to invest in top-ranking talent that will help our clients successfully manage their complex matters and achieve their underlying business goals. That’s just one of the many reasons I was excited to join this sophisticated firm.

– Partner Brian Turung, Intellectual Property

Our Rising Team

At Ulmer, our practice groups are staffed with attorneys with diverse backgrounds and deep industry expertise. Please take a moment to get to know the talented individuals who recently joined us.

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Ava Abner
Ava Abner

Ava Abner

Intellectual Property (Cincinnati)

Focuses on intellectual property litigation and the resolution of patent, trademark, and copyright disputes.

  • Patent Litigation
  • Trademark/Copyright Litigation
  • Trade Secret Protection & Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
Kevin Bandy
Kevin Bandy

Kevin Bandy

Product Liability (Cincinnati)

Concentrates his practice on defending product liability litigation and pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass tort claims.

  • Product Liability
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Mass Tort Litigation
Samuel Botnick
Samuel Botnick

Samuel Botnick

Real Estate (Cincinnati)

Concentrates his practice on real estate law and assists clients with all aspects of real estate matters.

  • Real Estate
  • Health Care
  • Long-Term Care
McClellon Cox
McClellon Cox

McClellon Cox

Business Litigation (Cleveland)

Focuses on general business litigation and the resolution of complex business disputes.

  • Complex Business Litigation
Lauren Garretson
Lauren Garretson

Lauren Garretson

Business Litigation (Cleveland)

Concentrates on complex business litigation and provides assistance with all aspects of the litigation process.

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Business Litigation
Doug Gastright
Doug Gastright

Doug Gastright

Intellectual Property (Cincinnati)

Prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a variety of software and technology related fields.

  • Patent Prosecution, Drafting & Consultation
  • IP Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
  • Software & Information Technology
Joshua Gottesman
Joshua Gottesman

Joshua Gottesman

Business Law (New York)

Focuses on a variety of corporate law matters including mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing transactions.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Capital Markets & Securities Transactions
  • Health Care
John Harrison
John Harrison

John Harrison

Trusts & Estates (Cleveland)

Uses his 25 years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of trust and estate planning and administration.

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Business Succession Planning
Garrett Humes
Garrett Humes

Garrett Humes

Real Estate (Columbus)

Focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, and development of commercial property.

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use, Zoning & Development
  • Acquisitions & Dispositions
Sachin Java
Sachin Java

Sachin Java

Health Care (Cleveland)

Assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, business counseling, and health care regulatory compliance.

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Health Care Consulting & Business Transactions
  • Health Care
David Landman
David Landman

David Landman

Business Litigation (New York)

Represents clients in complex commercial litigation as well as various transactions and acquisitions.

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Financial Services
  • Governance Disputes & D&O Litigation
Paul Linden
Paul Linden

Paul Linden

Intellectual Property (Cincinnati)

Represents clients in federal court litigation involving patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secret Protection & Litigation
  • Trademark/Copyright Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
Robert McEvoy
Robert McEvoy

Robert McEvoy

Real Estate (Cleveland)

Focuses his practice on real estate law and assists clients with all aspects of real estate and financing transactions.

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
Courtney Miller
Courtney Miller

Courtney Miller

Intellectual Property (Columbus)

Assists clients with U.S. and foreign patent procurement, IP portfolio management, and other IP related matters.

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Patent Prosecution, Drafting & Consultation
  • IP Licensing
  • Patent Litigation
Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

Product Liability (Cleveland)

Defends product liability litigation and pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass tort claims.

  • Product Liability
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Mass Tort Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Michael Scheiman
Michael Scheiman

Michael Scheiman

Business Law (Cleveland)

Represents public and private companies and private equity clients in a variety of corporate law matters.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Banking & Commercial Finance
  • Long-Term Care
Jocelyn Smith
Jocelyn Smith

Jocelyn Smith

Intellectual Property (Columbus)

Counsels clients on intellectual property matters including trademark, copyright, and unfair competition issues.

  • Trademark/Copyright Prosecution & Portfolio Management
  • IP Litigation
  • Trademark/Copyright Litigation
  • Technology Transactions
Jason Snyder
Jason Snyder

Jason Snyder

Construction (Cincinnati)

Focuses his practice on resolving construction disputes and assisting clients in all phases of construction projects.

  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Catastrophic Loss
Abraham (Avi) Spira
Abraham (Avi) Spira

Abraham (Avi) Spira

Health Care (Cleveland)

Assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and general corporate matters.

  • Health Care
  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Long-Term Care
Anastasia Tonello
Anastasia Tonello

Anastasia Tonello

Immigration (New York)

Advises a range of individuals and businesses on complex U.S. immigration matters.

  • Immigration
  • Employment & Labor
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Brian Turung
Brian Turung

Brian Turung

Intellectual Property (Cleveland)

Concentrates his practice on patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement.

  • Patent Prosecution, Drafting & Consultation
  • Trademark/Copyright Prosecution & Portfolio Management
  • IP Litigation
  • Technology Transactions
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A message from Ulmer's Managing Partner Scott Kadish

I jumped at the opportunity to join Ulmer’s expanding New York office and to be part of our immigration practice led by David Leopold, one of the country’s most highly regarded immigration attorneys. It’s such a delight to work at a firm with a sterling reputation and significant capabilities with such bright, dedicated, and genuine people all striving to address clients’ evolving needs through a multi-practice, full-service approach.

– Counsel Anastasia Tonello, Immigration

Expanded Practices That Put You First

We are committed to growing our team and serving as a partner with our clients as they continue to build and grow their businesses. Of the 22 attorneys we hired recently, we welcomed six intellectual property attorneys, six business attorneys, and three business litigators. With that in mind, we will continue to expand our capacity in key areas such as these to ensure we can provide the cutting-edge, meaningful legal solutions you need to thrive.

Our National Reach

Ulmer has a national reach with superior service informed by Midwestern values. We pride ourselves on our user-friendly approach, sensible rates, and innovative solutions, which we take with us as we address your legal needs across the country. Based in seven offices in the Midwest and along the East Coast, our attorneys are also admitted to practice in states and other jurisdictions nationwide, including federal courts and numerous others on a pro hac vice basis.

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Our New York Expansion

In addition to increasing our bench strength across the firm, we significantly expanded our presence in New York with several talented new hires as well as the elevation of David Landman to New York Partner-in-Charge. In this position, Landman manages the firm’s New York office and works with firm leadership to add talent through organic growth.

A critical leadership role filled by a high-level lateral hire, along with the scaling up of our East Coast presence, demonstrates Ulmer’s commitment to strategic hiring that grows our capabilities. By bringing in the best talent, we continue to expand our comprehensive and cost-effective services and lead our firm into the future.

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I joined Ulmer because it’s a firm that combines the Midwest sensibilities of teamwork, respect, and fairness with the bench strength and business sophistication of an AmLaw 100 firm. I’m proud to be part of this dynamic firm, building on our existing strengths and helping our clients achieve their ambitious goals.

– New York Partner-in-Charge David Landman, Litigation