LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2017) – Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is proud to announce the election of 11 attorneys to the firm’s partnership, effective Feb. 18, 2017. All were promoted from within the firm following the annual Partners Meeting in Louisville.
“Our new partners have consistently demonstrated the ability to contribute creative and effective business solutions for our clients, and these elevations are well deserved,” said firm Managing Partner Tobin McClamroch. “Their addition to our partner ranks also reflects our continued support of services that will most benefit our clients and the communities we serve.”
The firm extends sincere congratulations to the following newly elected partners:
Bradley C. Arnett (Corporate and Transactional; Economic Development – Cincinnati) focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, emerging businesses and public finance. Brad regularly represents companies, their owners and their investors in stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and other reorganizations. He also counsels startup and emerging companies in connection with business formation, seed, early-stage and follow-on financings and exit transactions. In addition, Brad frequently serves as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel and trustee’s counsel in various tax-exempt financing transactions.
Brian W. Chellgren, Ph.D. (Corporate and Transactional – Lexington) concentrates his practice in all aspects of intellectual property law, including registration and enforcement of U.S. and international patents, trademark and copyright rights. Brian is a registered patent attorney, and has prepared and prosecuted patents in a wide range of fields, including surfactants, nanoparticles, medical devices, sports equipment and computer systems.
Daniel J. Donnellon (Litigation – Cincinnati) focuses his practice in business, civil and intellectual property litigation, and has devoted 30 years of his practice to trial work concentrating on business and civil injunctions. Dan has litigated actions for injunctions and other relief in matters involving trademarks, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and other business related issues, and has tried complex business and product liability actions. He serves as the Cincinnati Office Managing Partner.
K. Michael Gaerte (Litigation – Indianapolis) concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense at the state and federal levels. Mike has substantial experience defending clients in highly regulated industries such as the securities and health care environments. Mike is also experienced in the defense of professional licensure cases before various state licensing boards. In addition, Mike has conducted several internal corporate investigations into allegations of environmental, fraud, anti-kickback and health care related criminal activity.
Michael T. Griffiths (Economic Development – Indianapolis) focuses his practice in the areas of energy and utility law, and has extensive experience with energy and utility regulations at the federal and state level including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Michael counsels clients on a broad range of issues including ratemaking, project development, energy transportation, regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Alex E. Gude (Litigation – Indianapolis) concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Alex has litigated disputes involving class action defense, contracts, premises liability, intellectual property, unfair competition, securities, real property, utility law, and state and local government. He was also named a 2016 “Up & Coming Lawyer” by The Indiana Lawyer.
Benjamin J. Lewis (Litigation – Louisville) focuses his practice on complex business litigation matters, particularly disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty claims against trustees, executors, directors, officers and other key employees. Ben’s courtroom experience includes successful representations in some of the largest shareholder and trust and estate disputes in Kentucky over the last ten years. For the last three consecutive years, Ben has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Kentucky Super Lawyers®.
David T. McGimpsey (Economic Development – Jasper) concentrates his practice in regulatory and transactional matters involving businesses, real estate, utilities and energy. Dave counsels clients on a broad range of issues from formation, mergers, project certification, rate cases, financing cases, wholesale contracts, extension contracts, service territory, land use and more. He also hosts the bi-monthly “The Water Values Podcast” that was named to the best of 2016 list from Global Citizen. Dave has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Energy Regulatory Law from 2015-2017.
Matthew G. Nolley (Economic Development – Indianapolis) focuses his practice in real estate, business and finance law. Matt represents developers and owners of multifamily, mixed-use, hospitality, retail, office, medical office and industrial projects through the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition stages of the asset’s life cycle. Matt also has extensive experience in real estate development projects financed by tax credits.
Julianna M. Plawecki (Corporate and Transactional – Indianapolis) focuses her practice on businesses in transition. Juli helps new and growing businesses to select and form entities, draft and negotiate contracts, obtain WBE, MBE and DBE certifications, and pursue mergers and acquisitions. When it is time to exit a closely held business, she helps clients identify and pursue their best exit strategy, whether it involves a buyout by the other owners, a third party sale or litigation. Juli draws on her decade of litigation experience to help clients identify, assess and manage risks in all aspects of their businesses. She represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including Internet of Things (IoT) companies, dental practices and breweries. She also has experience addressing issues involving food safety and recall management.
Ted C. Ziemer IV (Corporate and Transactional – Evansville) concentrates his practice on handling all facets of corporate law, from structuring the initial creation of an entity to the negotiating and drafting of documents for all manner of corporate transactions. Ted also has extensive experience in the real estate and mineral fields, including work on complex mineral ownership and land title issues. He also advises clients on a wide range of estate planning and business succession plan strategies.
In additional to partnership growth, the BGD has also welcomed new talent in Indianapolis and Louisville since the start of the year: Christopher B. Madden (Associate, Litigation), Justin C. Hage (Associate, Economic Development), Kyle Montrose (Law Clerk, Corporate and Transactional) and Peter T. Tschanz (Associate, Labor and Employment).