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Attorneys. Advisors. Advocates.
As a business advisory and advocacy law firm, McDonald Hopkins is focused on insightful legal solutions that help their clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. The firm has 150 attorneys based in six strategic locations—Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. For more than 80 years, McDonald Hopkins’ attorneys and professionals have been helping clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues—data privacy and cybersecurity; intellectual property; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; taxation; trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition practices; white collar and government compliance, and many more business and litigation topics. McDonald Hopkins: Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®

McDonald Hopkins has a Washington, D.C.-based wholly-owned subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is led by distinguished former Congressman Steven LaTourette, who served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is widely recognized for his bipartisan and solution oriented approach to complicated issues. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.

Business Law Department
Charles B. Zellmer, Chair
We refuse to provide commodity service. Instead, we strive to be a cut above other law firms by providing you with a combination of business and legal counseling that capitalizes on our years of experience and creative problem solving. Your business challenges become our challenges; your issues are our issues; your dreams are our dreams; and your successes are our successes. In other words, we make your mission our mission. You expect creativity, insightfulness, efficiency, and cooperation. We strive to exceed those expectations every day.

Whether it is a routine supplier contract or a sophisticated corporate transaction, we bring the expertise to achieve the best outcome for our clients.

Our attorneys counsel a variety of businesses in a number of ways:
• Business formation
• Financing
• Mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
• Operational assistance
• Boardroom counseling
• Contracts
• Everyday business needs

Litigation Department
William J. O'Neill, Chair
Our litigation attorneys have an impressive breadth and depth of experience. We represent clients in virtually all areas of litigation. Our clients include multinational corporations, publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals. Our expertise includes: antitrust litigation, securities litigation, commercial and financial services litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, construction law and real estate litigation, white collar crime, data privacy, directors and officers litigation, ERISA litigation, estate and trust litigation, insurance and suretyship, and sales representative litigation and consulting.

Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department
Shawn M. Riley and Stephen M. Gross, Co-Chairs
The twists and turns of business restructuring are complex and demanding. Our attorneys approach every case with creativity and insight to ensure the solutions are cost-effective and practical. At every turn, you can be confident that our attorneys will guide you through the process, always providing practical and informed advice. We are positioned to respond to the special demands of a variety of matters in a wide range of industries, including health care, automotive, retail/distribution, franchise distribution and technology, real estate/construction, telecommunications, and mining/exploration.

Estate Planning and Probate Department
Jeffrey P. Consolo, Chair
Our estate planning and probate services for individuals and families are focused on helping clients meet their estate planning objectives through income, estate and gift tax minimization. We take a comprehensive approach to the planning process to ensure that the goals of the family are carried out and that the estate is appropriately managed. Additional specialties include probate/estate administration services, estate/trust litigation services, family foundation counseling, wealth management, and succession planning.

Firm Contacts
Carl J. Grassi Carl J. Grassi
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5448
Facsimile: +1 (216) 348-5474

Practice Groups:
ESOP Transactions

ILN Specialty Groups:
Estate Planning:Estates & Trusts, Tax Law

William J. O'Neill William J. O'Neill
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5755
Facsimile: +1 (216) 348-5474

Practice Groups:
Directors and Officers Litigation,

ILN Specialty Groups:
Labor & Employment, Litigation, Medical Device and Drug Manufacturing Litigation

Partners Practice Groups Telephone E-mail Address
David A Agay Business restructuring 312.642.2217 [email protected]
Michael Antovski Tax and benefits 248.593.2954 [email protected]
Mary F. April Appeals, 561-847-2342 [email protected]
Patrick J. Berry Mergers and Acquisitions 216-348-5409 [email protected]
Richard H. Blake White Collar and Government Compliance (216) 348-5839 [email protected]
James J. Boutrous, III Labor and Employment Counseling and Litigation, Social Media, Trade Secret, Non-Compete, and Unfair Competition Practice (248) 220-1355 [email protected]
Alan M. Burger Franchise, Licensing, and Distribution 561-472-2963 [email protected]
Howard K. Coates Securities Litigation 561-847-2346 [email protected]
Jeffrey P. Consolo Estate Planning (216) 348-5805 [email protected]
Jerome W. Cook Construction Law and Litigation 216-348-5713 [email protected]
Jerome W. Cook Insurance and Suretyship (216) 348-5713 [email protected]
Richard S. Cooper Healthcare (216) 348-5438 [email protected]
David B. Cupar Intellectual Property (216) 430-2036 [email protected]
Theodore J. Esborn Environmental 216-348-5735 [email protected]
James J. Giszczack Trade Secret, Non-Compete, and Unfair Competition Practice, Sales Representative Litigation and Consulting (248) 220-1354 [email protected]
James J. Giszczak Data Privacy and Cybersecurity 248-220-1354 [email protected]
Carl J. Grassi ESOP Transactions +1 (216) 348-5448 [email protected]
Stephen M. Gross Automotive, Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy (248) 220-1337 [email protected]
David G. Johnson Executive Compensation and Governance 216-348-5456 [email protected]
David M. Kall Multistate Tax Services, Private Equity, REITs (216) 348-5812 [email protected]
Robin E. Kaplan Antitrust and Competition, Antitrust Litigation 305-704-3979 [email protected]
Anthony D. Konkoly Antitrust and Competition, International 216-348-5746 [email protected]
Michael G. Latiff Business Litigation, OSHA Appeals and Workplace Safety 248-220-1351 [email protected]
Steven C. LaTourette McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies (MHGS)—A wholly-owned subsidiary of McDonald Hopkins, MHGS is not a law firm and does not provide legal services 202-559-2600 [email protected]
Dan L. Makee Business Litigation 216-348-5731 [email protected]
Michael J. Meaney Mergers and Acquisitions, Search Funds (216) 348-5411 [email protected]
John T. Metzger Real Estate (561)659-1799 [email protected]
David T. Movius Intellectual Property 216-430-2029 [email protected]
William J. O'Neill Directors and Officers Litigation, +1 (216) 348-5755 [email protected]
Scott N. Opincar Franchise, Licensing, and Distribution, Receivership 216-348-5753 [email protected]
Jeffrey Pollock Appeals (216) 348-5715 [email protected]
Bruce E. Reinhart White Collar and Government Compliance (561) 472-2970 [email protected]
Shawn M. Riley Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Healthcare Receivership, Restructuring (216) 348-5773 [email protected]
Raquel A Rodriguez Life Sciences 305-704-3994 [email protected]
James E. Stief Commercial Finance 216-430-2031 [email protected]
Dale R. Vlasek Employee Benefits and ERISA (216) 348-5452 [email protected]
Peter D. Welin Construction Law and Litigation 614-484-0701 [email protected]
Michael W. Wise Energy, Public Finance (216) 430-2034 [email protected]
Charles B. Zellmer Business Counseling, Retail and Distribution, Succession Planning (216) 348-5450 [email protected]
Office Locations
Cleveland, Ohio (Main Location)
600 Superior Avenue E.
Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-2653 USA
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5400
Facsimile: +1 (216) 348-5474
Miami, Florida
Southeast Financial Center
200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2600
Miami, Florida 33131 USA
Telephone: (305) 704-3990
Facsimile: (305) 704-3999
Contact: Carl J. Grassi
West Palm Beach, Florida
505 S. Flagler Drive
Suite 300
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 USA
Telephone: (561) 472-2121
Facsimile: (561) 472-2122
Contact: Carl J. Grassi
Chicago, Illinois
300 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60654 USA
Telephone: (312) 280-0111
Facsimile: (312) 280-8232
Contact: Carl J. Grassi
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
39533 Woodward Avenue, Suite 318
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304 USA
Telephone: (248) 646-5070
Facsimile: (248) 646-5075
Contact: Carl J. Grassi
Columbus, Ohio
250 West Street
Suite 550
Columbus, Ohio 43215 USA
Telephone: (614) 458-0025
Facsimile: (614) 458-0028
Contact: Carl J. Grassi
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