alt text for all sources

A Smart Move

Joining a new firm is a big decision at any level of your career. Whether you are a senior partner, mid-level associate, or just starting out, Ulmer can help you reach your full potential.

Strong Leadership

Only four Managing Partners have led us throughout our storied history. Our leaders provide stability as our firm continues to innovate and evolve with the times.

Growth Opportunities

We offer a large platform where you can build and grow your practice. We provide a strong professional network from relationships with our longstanding clients, and get you closer to your goals through direct client interaction, opportunities to handle interesting and complex matters, skills training, and mentoring.

Collaborative Focus

We emphasize collaboration and teamwork across all practice groups and offices. We work together to provide our clients with innovative legal solutions on a national basis.

Keep scrolling for more on why joining Ulmer is a smart move.

“Since joining Ulmer, the firm has consistently provided me with the resources needed to advance my career. With the support of my colleagues and Ulmer’s well-established reputation, I was quickly able to grow new and existing client relationships both locally and nationally while also taking on a leadership position within the firm.”

– Raymond Seiler, Partner and Vice Group Leader, Health Care

Take ownership of your career at Ulmer.

Join us

Welcoming Atmosphere

Our culture was born from our devotion to client service. We have built a rewarding professional environment that encourages thoughtful collaboration, teamwork, and an entrepreneurial spirit that empowers all of our team members.

It is our supportive and open culture that enables us to go above and beyond for our clients. We know our strength is our people and we are committed to offering our employees industry-leading incentives, including:

  • A friendly, supportive, and inviting workplace – we have won multiple awards for being among the best places to work
  • A collaborative atmosphere where internal competition is discouraged
  • Flexible hybrid schedules that offer work-life balance so our personnel can lead fulfilling lives inside and outside of the office
  • Collegiality at all levels and approachable, relatable teams with can-do attitudes
  • An excellent compensation and benefits program
  • Transparency, honesty, and information sharing from firm leadership

“Every firm promises a great culture, but Ulmer delivers. From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed and supported in my practice. Ulmer truly operates by the philosophy that a rising tide raises all ships—we all benefit from and support the success of each attorney in the firm.”

– Rachael Rodman, Partner, Intellectual Property

Career Advancement

We invest in the evolution of your career, and provide the foundation you need to get to the next level.

Cutting-Edge Clients

Our clients seek us out for our superior client focus, full-service capabilities, and results-oriented approach to complex matters. Our diverse client base includes everything from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies. Regardless of needs, we have them covered.

Great Relationships

The close relationships we have with our clients allow us to do the work we love – so the honors we receive for our efforts are simply an added bonus. We are proud that our attorneys are recognized by firms such as Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America®, and more.

National Reach

We provide skilled counsel to clients across the country from our seven offices in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, Columbus, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton. As our clients increasingly have business interests from coast to coast, we continue to increase our bench strength across the firm and expand our presence to better serve their needs.

For example, we significantly expanded our footprint in New York with several talented hires and elevated a high-level lateral to the critical role of New York Partner-in-Charge. We are committed to strategic hiring that grows our capabilities so that we can continue to build on our existing strengths while rapidly adapting to the evolving needs of our clients.

Diversity in Focus

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our long history of civic engagement are defining features of our firm. We cultivated a community that celebrates our varied identities and differences, and that inspires our attorneys to promote the common good.

Cornerstone Values

We place DEI at the forefront of our mindset. We added momentum to our existing DEI efforts by naming our first Chief Diversity Officer and implementing a strategic plan that builds on our commitment to inclusion. Our award-winning DEI Committee and Women in Law and Leadership (UB WILL) initiative are central to these efforts.

DEI Leaders

We are continuously advancing DEI at our firm, in the legal industry, and in the community. We host thought-provoking events and seminars, work with diverse suppliers and vendors, and engage in community outreach through a network of diverse organizations. We are proud to have a dedicated DEI seat on our firm’s Management Committee, and to participate in the Mansfield Rule for Midsize Firms, an exciting national initiative that will help us build on the progress we have made.

Community Advocates

We support charities and sponsorships and participate in events that embrace diverse approaches and encourage impactful solutions to the challenges our communities face. Through professional development, financial support, and a generous pro bono policy, we encourage our attorneys to be active community leaders.

Check out our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page for more.

Our Growing Team

We regularly hire experienced attorneys as partners, counsel, and associates to meet the ever-changing needs of our sophisticated clients. Get to know some of the talented individuals who have recently joined us by clicking the images below.

Joshua Berns
Joshua Berns

Joshua Berns

Construction (Columbus)

  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Catastrophic Loss

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

Joe Brammer
Joe Brammer

Joe Brammer

Business Law (Cincinnati)

  • Business Law
  • Startups & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance

Provides counsel to startups and emerging companies on a variety of corporate transactional matters.

Joseph Brennan
Joseph Brennan

Joseph Brennan

Employment & Labor (Cleveland)

  • Employment & Labor
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • OSHA
  • Workers’ Compensation Litigation

Represents employers in wage and hour, employment discrimination, occupational safety and health, and traditional labor matters.

Brett Geschke
Brett Geschke

Brett Geschke

Business Litigation (Chicago)

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Consumer & Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation involving business disputes, contract interpretation, and more.

Kyle Greene
Kyle Greene

Kyle Greene

Construction (Cincinnati)

  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Complex Business Litigation

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

Michael Gurman
Michael Gurman

Michael Gurman

Health Care (New York)

  • Health Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Health Care Consulting & Business Transactions

Assists clients in the health care industry with a wide range of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters.

Alan Henderson
Alan Henderson

Alan Henderson

Real Estate (Cincinnati)

  • Real Estate
  • Acquisition & Dispositions
  • Environmental
  • Leasing

Provides counsel on all aspects of real estate matters and assists with complex commercial real estate transactions.

Mary Hofmann
Mary Hofmann

Mary Hofmann

Real Estate (Cincinnati)

  • Real Estate
  • Environmental
  • Acquisition & Dispositions
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities

Assists clients in all aspects of real estate development and environmental compliance matters.

Megan Hymore
Megan Hymore

Megan Hymore

Intellectual Property (Cincinnati)

  • Trademark/Copyright Prosecution & Portfolio Management
  • Startups & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Advertising, Marketing & Promotions
  • Patent Prosecution, Drafting & Consultation

Helps startup, venture-backed, and growth stage companies develop comprehensive IP strategies.

Sarah Katz
Sarah Katz

Sarah Katz

Product Liability (Cleveland)

  • Product Liability
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Mass Tort Litigation
  • Complex Business Litigation

Focuses her practice on product liability litigation and the defense of pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass and toxic tort claims.

Stuart Laven
Stuart Laven

Stuart Laven

Business Law (Cleveland)

  • Banking & Commercial Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation

Assists clients with financial restructuring, commercial finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Abbie Pappas
Abbie Pappas

Abbie Pappas

Trusts & Estates (Cleveland)

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate & Gift Tax Controversy
  • Trust, Estate & Fiduciary Litigation

Provides counsel on estate planning, estate administration, and taxation matters.

Ilirjan Pipa
Ilirjan Pipa

Ilirjan Pipa

Business Law (Cleveland)

  • Capital Markets & Securities Transactions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Business Law

Focuses his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate transactions.

Brett Renzenbrink
Brett Renzenbrink

Brett Renzenbrink

Business Law (Cincinnati)

  • Business Law
  • Startups & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Corporate Governance
  • Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition/Noncompetes

Assists startups, emerging companies, and established organizations with corporate, fundraising, and governance legal needs.

Fuxing (Amber) Sai
Fuxing (Amber) Sai

Fuxing (Amber) Sai

Business Law (Cincinnati)

  • Business Law
  • Startups & Emerging Growth Companies
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Corporate Governance

Focuses her practice on the wide-ranging legal needs of startups, emerging companies, and established businesses.

Matthew Stanley
Matthew Stanley

Matthew Stanley

Business Law (Cleveland)

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Banking & Commercial Finance

Represents private and publicly held companies in a variety of corporate law matters.

Kimberly Stein
Kimberly Stein

Kimberly Stein

Trusts & Estates (Cleveland)

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate & Gift Tax Controversy
  • Tax

Offers clients extensive experience in all aspects of trust, estate, and retirement planning.

Daniel Utrata
Daniel Utrata

Daniel Utrata

Health Care (Cleveland)

  • Health Care
  • Health Care Consulting & Business Transactions
  • Long-Term Care
  • Real Estate

Assists clients operating in the health care industry with real estate and corporate matters.

“Working in a law firm means that you’re in the business of providing effective and efficient legal services, and I believe that Ulmer gives me a platform and the resources to accomplish these goals for my clients.”

– Ilirjan (Ilir) Pipa, Partner, Business Law

Be the first to see our new job postings. Follow us on LinkedIn.

Follow Us

Join Ulmer Nation

We are always looking for bright, capable professionals to add to our client-focused teams. Our attorneys are go-getters, problem solvers, and passionate client advocates with impressive academic backgrounds and technical skills. By bringing in the best talent, we continue to lead our firm into the future.

At Ulmer, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with brilliant attorneys across a range of disciplines as you tackle important legal issues shaping the global economy. Make a smart move with us today.

Ready to Join Ulmer?

Reach out to one of our Hiring Partners to get started.

Jennifer Adams

Hiring Partner - Cleveland

jadams@ulmer.com

Sarah Benoit

Hiring Partner - Columbus

sbenoit@ulmer.com

Duke Haugh

Hiring Partner - Cincinnati

dhaugh@ulmer.com

Ronald Betman

Hiring Partner - Chicago

rbetman@ulmer.com

Katie Potoczak

HR Director

hr@ulmer.com