Shumaker Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers in Chambers USA


Chambers 2014

TOLEDO, OH - The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that once again three of its practice groups and six attorneys have been recognized in the 2014 Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers

The firm added to its rankings from 2013 by being a “Recognized Practitioner” in the Nationwide Franchising practice area. 

In Ohio, the firm’s Natural Resources & Environment group is national in scope and counsels clients on federal, state and local environmental law and “is known for (its) broad practice with two offices in Ohio.  Handles matters before the EPA as well as regulatory compliance issues on behalf of clients including utilities and manufacturers."

In Tampa and Sarasota, Florida, the firm’s Corporate/M&A and Private Equity group is regarded for its “strong public company work and they have a good approach to client service” and “regularly acts in the private equity space, handling a good deal of work for portfolio companies.“ 

The following attorneys ranked as leading lawyers:

• Michael E. Born – Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
• Douglas G. Haynam – Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
• William L. Patberg – Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
• Darrell C. Smith – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Florida)
• Louis E. Tosi – Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
• Gregory C. Yadley – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (Florida)

Chambers USA is an annual legal guide that ranks law firms and attorneys based on independent research that includes in-depth interviews with practicing attorneys and clients.  A team of over 140  researchers assess the attorneys’ and law firm’s legal technical abilities, professional conduct, client service, industry knowledge, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with more than 230 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.



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