Type: News
Date: 04/04/2006

Law Firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister Adds New Partners, Of Counsel

Dayton, OH – Taft Stettinius & Hollister announced four new partners and two attorneys acting as of counsel joined the growing law firm today.

The new Taft partners are Lance A. Gildner, Jeffrey A. Mullins, David N. Reed and Fred A. Ungerman Jr. Joining the firm as of counsel are Robert B. Womsley and John C. Lombard. All attorneys formerly practiced at Coolidge, Wall, Womsley & Lombard Co. LPA in Dayton.

"We are very fortunate to have the talents of these six lawyers joining our growing firm," said Hugh Wall, the Partner-in-Charge of Taft's Dayton office. "Each brings unique and qualified experience and expertise that will help us expand our service capabilities to our clients and grow our business and presence in the Dayton area," Wall said.

Fred Ungerman Jr. concentrates his practice representing employers in labor disputes, employment, discrimination and workers' compensation issues. His community activities include the board of directors of the Y.M.C.A. of Metro Dayton, the board of directors of both Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Dayton and Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Bergamo Board of Consultors.

Jeffrey Mullins practices in the areas of health care and labor and employment law. He assists clients with collective bargaining issues, union avoidance campaigns, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and sexual harassment claims. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law. His community activities include president-elect of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association, board member of Catholic Social Services, trustee of the Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation, treasurer of the Voluntary Protection Program Association for Construction and board member of Culture Works.

Lance Gildner focuses his legal practice in tax law. He helps clients optimize transactions and affairs from a federal, state and local tax perspective. With over 11 years in practice as a tax attorney and an Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) certification as a federal tax specialist, Gildner has developed a breadth of knowledge and experience dealing with federal and state tax issues for partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, for-profit and non-profit entities as well as individuals. Gildner is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Dayton School of Law.

David Reed practices primarily in the area of commercial and industrial real estate. He has considerable experience representing commercial developers, property managers, real estate syndications and real estate brokers. He also provides consultation and advice in the areas of hazardous waste management, air and water pollution control and compliance audits. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Notre Dame Law School. Reed recently was named an Ohio Rising Star by Law & Politics Magazine. His community activities include the board of directors and executive committee of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Greater Dayton, the board of directors of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, the associate board of the Dayton Art Institute and both the Dartmouth Club of Dayton and the Notre Dame Club of Dayton.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton and northern Kentucky. The firm provides a broad range of legal services to businesses and individuals, including litigation, corporate and business law, securities and municipal financing, tax and estate planning, labor and employment law, real estate and environmental, health care, intellectual property and unfair competition and antitrust law.

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