Jueves 23 de Mayo 2019

Thompson Hine Elects New Partners

Hine LLP
has elected new partners, effective January 1, 2017. The
new partners, located across five of the firm’s offices, represent a
broad range of practice areas including Business
; Business
Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
; Commercial
& Public Finance
; Corporate
Transactions & Securities
; International
Trade & Customs
; and Product
Liability Litigation

“We are pleased to welcome these attorneys to our partnership. Each of
these lawyers exhibits exceptional skill in his or her area of practice,
and demonstrates our firm’s commitment to helping clients achieve their
business goals through the efficient, transparent delivery of legal
services. As future firm leaders, we look forward to the innovative
ideas they will contribute to advance our goal of providing enhanced
value to clients,” said Deborah
Z. Read
, Thompson Hine’s managing partner.

The new partners are:

H. Blattner
, a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities
practice group in Dayton, focuses on drafting and negotiating a wide
range of contracts, including supply management, vendor and customer
agreements, distribution agreements, and software, content and mobile
application license agreements; advising privately held companies;
representing companies in acquisitions and dispositions; and assisting
companies with contract management programs. She received her J.D. from
The George Washington University National Law Center in 1988 and her
B.A. from George Washington University in 1984.

W. Borchers
is a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities
practice group in Cincinnati. She counsels clients on regulatory and
compliance matters, including all aspects of federal and state
securities law and related issues, such as registration, regulatory
reporting and compliance, private fund, closed-end fund and mutual fund
matters. Her practice focuses primarily on securities, fund matters and
compliance, finance and venture capital, and corporate representation
and governance matters. She has assisted private and public companies,
including mutual funds, in securities offerings, private equity issues,
formation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has represented both
issuing companies and investors in a large variety of transactions and
securities offerings. Borchers received her J.D., with honors, from the
University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1995 and her B.A., magna
cum laude
, from Thomas More College in 1992.

, a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities
practice group in Columbus, counsels clients in a wide variety of areas,
including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, capital raising and
financing activities, executive employment and separations, equity and
equity-based compensation, commercial agreements, entity formation,
organization and governance. Her experience also includes negotiating
and drafting transactional documents, primarily on behalf of private
companies, as well as advising on various complex corporate issues,
including governance matters. In addition, Chambers regularly works with
insurance companies on corporate, regulatory and government relations
matters. She has been selected to the Super Lawyers®
2014-2017 Ohio Rising Stars lists. Chambers received her J.D., summa
cum laude
, from the Capital University Law School in 2007 and her
B.S., magna cum laude, from Elon University in 1999.

M. Chmiel
, a member of the Business Litigation practice group in
Columbus, focuses on class actions and complex civil disputes. Her
experience involves a broad range of civil litigation matters in state
and federal courts including contract, product liability, tort,
insurance, environmental, employment and business tort disputes. She has
significant class action experience, including defending actions
involving consumer products, requests for medical records and trust
indentures. Chmiel received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2003 and
her B.A., magna cum laude, from Miami University in 2000.

S. Daniel
is a member of the firm’s Product Liability Litigation
practice group in Cleveland. He focuses his practice on a broad range of
maritime matters, including personal injury cases alleging negligence
under the Jones Act and unseaworthiness under general maritime law. He
also has extensive experience representing clients in the defense of
maritime and land-based asbestos litigation in federal and state court.
He was selected to the Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars lists in 2011 and
from 2013 to 2017. Daniel received his J.D., summa cum laude,
from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2004 and his B.Mus, cum
, from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2000.

S. Hawkins
, a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring,
Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice group in Dayton, focuses his
practice on parties’ rights and remedies under the Uniform Commercial
Code, Bankruptcy Code and state law, in and out of court. In addition,
he assists lenders, buyers and sellers in transactions, frequently in a
distressed context, such as receiverships, workouts and bankruptcy
proceedings. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2015-2017 Ohio
Rising Stars lists. Hawkins received his J.D. from the Northwestern
University School of Law in 2007 and his B.A. from Miami University in

E. Helm
is a member of the firm’s Commercial & Public Finance
practice group in Dayton. He advises both banks and corporate borrowers
on secured and unsecured commercial loan transactions, including the
negotiation and drafting of loan agreements and related security
documents, as well as the authorizing corporate documentation of the
borrower. Such matters have included financing arrangements for term and
revolving lending. He also has experience in the area of public finance,
representing issuers, borrowers and credit enhancers in connection with
the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and taxable obligations. Helm received
his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
in 2008 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Susquehanna
University in 2005.

M. Henry
, a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities
practice group in Cleveland, has extensive experience in middle-market
M&A transactions, having negotiated and closed transactions ranging in
value from less than $1 million to over $500 million, with an aggregate
value exceeding $3 billion over his career. His clients include private
equity firms as well as privately held and publicly traded Fortune 1000
companies. Henry has assisted clients in the drafting and negotiation of
complex commercial agreements, ranging from purchase and supply
agreements to long-term partnership and joint venture agreements. He
also advises on day-to-day corporate governance matters, including
employment, consulting and separation agreements. He has been selected
to the Super Lawyers 2017 Ohio Rising Stars list. Henry received his
J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2007 and
his B.A., summa cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University
in 2004.

N. Heyer
, a member of the Business Litigation practice group in
Washington D.C., has extensive experience advising clients and
litigating cases relating to actions by federal government agencies
under the Administrative Procedure Act. He advises manufacturers,
wholesalers, distributors and retailers in the electronic cigarette and
tobacco alternative industries on regulatory compliance issues and
represents those clients in a diverse range of litigation matters. He
has also advised and represented many clients in the financial services
industry, including captive insurance companies, mutual funds, national
banks, mortgage servicers and investment bankers. Heyer’s litigation
experience encompasses a broad range of matters including contract
disputes, business torts, employment matters, insurance claims,
trademark and copyright litigation, and representation of federal
government employees. He was selected to the Super Lawyers 2014-2017
Washington, D.C. Rising Stars lists. Heyer received his J.D. from The
George Washington University Law School in 2006 and his B.A., summa
cum laude
, from Marquette University in 2003.

A. McLaughlin
is a member of the Product Liability Litigation
practice group in Cleveland. He defends clients in state and federal
courts throughout the country, including manufacturers of automobiles,
commercial food processing equipment, aircraft components, building
products, pharmaceuticals, and other commercial and consumer products in
mass torts, putative class actions, injuries to persons and property,
premises liability and consumer-related actions. He was selected to the
Super Lawyers Ohio Rising Star list each year from 2012 to 2017.
McLaughlin received his J.D., cum laude, from Case Western
Reserve University School of Law in 2007 and his B.S. from Miami
University in 2004.

D. Varma
, a member of the International Trade & Customs practice
group in Washington, D.C., advises multinational corporations on export
controls, economic sanctions and customs, and counsels individuals and
corporations on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other
anti-corruption laws. He represents clients in enforcement actions
before U.S. regulatory agencies and conducts corporate internal
investigations. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of
Law in 2007, his M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate School of
Business in 2007 and his B.A. from University of Michigan in 1999.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
working models” by The Financial Times. For 4 straight years,
Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery
Innovation and is one of only 7 firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite
for “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s
commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH®
– a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client
goals. For more information, please visit ThompsonHine.com
and ThompsonHine.com/about/SmartPaTH.


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