December 9, 2021 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two associates to the firm. Elchanan G. Stern joins the Business Litigation Practice Group and Megan M. Dollenmeyer joins the Business Law Practice Group.
Stern joins Ulmer’s Cleveland office where he focuses his practice on the resolution of complex business disputes. Stern previously served as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s Office and has experience with all aspects of the litigation process. With a particular focus on protecting the interests of health care clients involved in commercial litigation, he participates in all facets of trial preparation, evaluates client exposure and potential liability, participates in presenting evidence, and advises clients on a broad range of litigation-related legal issues.
In addition to his practice, Stern serves on the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland and is a fellow of The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a position where he mentors, guides, and directs undergraduate students to help them be more effective in combating anti-Semitism on their university campuses. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Telshe Rabbinical College and his J.D. with honors from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, where he served as Senior Editor of the Journal of Law and Health.
“Our thriving business litigation practice will benefit from Elchanan’s unique insights and talent,” said Paul R. Harris, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Business Litigation Practice Group. “His focus on health care disputes and his passion for resolving complex disputes in general makes him a great addition to our team of dedicated litigators.”
Dollenmeyer joins Ulmer’s Cincinnati office where she focuses her practice on the needs of venture-backed and growth stage companies as well as established businesses. She provides counsel on a variety of corporate law matters, including private equity and venture capital, corporate formation, entity structure, and governance. She also advises on a range of tax law matters, such as structuring investments in qualified opportunity zone funds, restructuring partnerships for tax and growth purposes, and other tax implications for startup companies.
Dollenmeyer is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from The Ohio State University and her J.D. with honors from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she served as the Citations Editor of the University of Cincinnati Law Review and the Senior Article Editor of Human Rights Quarterly.
“We’re very pleased to have Megan join us as we continue to expand our business practice in Cincinnati,” said Douglas K. Sesnowitz, Co-Group Leader of Ulmer’s Business Law Practice Group. “Her experience providing counsel on corporate and tax matters will be an asset to our private equity, venture capital, and startup clients.”