- January 23, 2018
Even though a business is at risk for a sexual harassment lawsuit, Ms. Heid outlined steps a business can take to mitigate that risk.
- January 2, 2018
- December 27, 2017
Towards understanding the proposed tax law changes, the WGTE news program interviewed Eastman & Smith member Gary M. Harden and retired Bowling Green State University professor Dr. Douglas Neckers.
- December 14, 2017
The impact on employers of sexual harassment allegations against well-known individuals was the focus of the 13 ABC Action News segment “In Touch w/ Jeff Smith.”
- December 6, 2017
Eastman & Smith is proud to present its attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars.
- October 24, 2017
The adoption laws in Ohio have been amended over time to more broadly define the class of persons who may be adopted. Michigan does not place limitations on the class of adults who may be adopted.
- October 12, 2017
Intent was the focus of the Ohio Supreme Court’s decisions in Breeze v. Testa and 2350 Morse v. Testa.
- October 10, 2017
On Saturday, October 6, the University of Toledo College of Law and its alumni held the Law Alumni Affiliate Award Reception.
- August 15, 2017
Five Eastman & Smith attorneys have been named Lawyers of the Year, for Toledo, in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. They are part of the 24 Eastman & Smith attorneys who can be found listed in the same edition of Best Lawyers®.
- February 13, 2017
Brigid E. Heid has joined Eastman & Smith in our Columbus office as part of the Labor and Employment Practice Group.
- January 11, 2017
In December, of counsel attorney Brian P. Barger, was named to the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore.
- December 2, 2016
Eastman & Smith Ltd. is proud to present its attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars.
- November 1, 2016
In conjunction with Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News and World Report has published a compilation of the top law firms in the country in several different practice areas.
- October 18, 2016
Eastman & Smith member James F. Nooney achieved something few people do – fifty years of practicing law.
- October 17, 2016
Patrick A. Sadowski, a member of Eastman & Smith, was honored with a 20 Under 40 award.
- September 1, 2016
Toledo Business Journal published its annual list of "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law."
- August 16, 2016
Trying to settle on what to gift to a teenager when he or she reaches eighteen? There is one gift you may not have considered. Send your son or daughter to an attorney of his or her choice for some important documents.
- August 15, 2016
Four Eastman & Smith attorneys have been named Lawyers of the Year, for Toledo, in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. They are part of the 20 Eastman & Smith attorneys who can be found listed in the same edition of Best Lawyers®.
- June 8, 2016
If you are charitably inclined, a charitable lead trust may be an appropriate vehicle to obtain a large charitable deduction, yet leave some portion of the donated assets to heirs.
- April 7, 2016
Non-qualified annuities (i.e., annuities purchased with after-tax dollars) need to be carefully structured as part of the estate plan in order assure maximum
continued tax deferral after death.
- April 6, 2016
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees.
- January 21, 2016
Reginald (Reg) S. Jackson, Jr., and Adam S. Nightingale have joined Eastman & Smith, where they are based in our Toledo office.
- December 4, 2015
Best Lawyers of America®, in its 2016 edition, have named six Eastman & Smith attorneys as lawyers of the year, in Toledo.
- October 1, 2015
With more than 35 years of experience in tax and employee benefits matters, Scott E. Hamner is a valuable addition to Eastman & Smith.
- August 28, 2015
Twenty Eastman & Smith attorneys are listed in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
- July 17, 2015
"Bridging the Barriers of Workers' Compensation" was the theme of this year's Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA) annual conference.
- July 16, 2015
On July 9, 2015, James B. Yates discussed, at a Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce event, proposed changes issued on July 6, 2015, by the Department of Labor revising federal regulations governing exemptions from overtime.
- July 8, 2015
Roger L. Miller joined the Findlay office of Eastman & Smith as an of counsel attorney.
- July 8, 2015
A durable power of attorney is one of the most important documents to be executed as part of the estate planning process.
- July 7, 2015
If you are an owner of a small business in Ohio, you just received a reduction in your personal income tax obligation!
- June 15, 2015
Many older individuals own life insurance policies that, unbeknownst to them, will likely lapse without value during their lifetimes.
- June 15, 2015
June 30, 2015, is the due date for the first mandatory filing that is required of every US Person who owned a 10% or more interest in a foreign entity at any time during 2014
- May 12, 2015
FIRST is a program that encourages children's interests in science, technology, engineering and math through various efforts, including a robotics competition.
- January 26, 2015
Contributions to a Roth IRA are after-tax, but a Roth IRA has the following advantages over a traditional IRA.
- December 10, 2014
The IRS has recently issued regulations which permit an IRA owner or employer-sponsored retirement plan participant to delay required minimum distributions (RMDs) by investing a portion of plan accounts into fixed annuities called Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts (QLACs).
- November 3, 2014
In conjunction with Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report has published a compilation of the top law firms in the country in several different practice areas.
- September 30, 2014
Bryan L. Jeffries has joined the Columbus office of Eastman & Smith Ltd. as a member of the Firm.
- September 11, 2014
State courts are divided on whether an inherited IRA is entitled to creditor protection. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that inherited IRAs are not exempt in bankruptcy.
- August 20, 2014
Eighteen Eastman & Smith attorneys are listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
- August 15, 2014
Arranging assets to avoid probate is an important step in the estate planning process.
- July 29, 2014
Morty Bobowick, of counsel, passed away Friday, July 25.
- July 23, 2014
- June 16, 2014
Since its founding in 1844, the mission of Eastman & Smith Ltd. has been to provide the best service to its clients and the community.
- June 11, 2014
Life insurance policies often outlive the need for which they were originally purchased. You might assume that the policy should merely be surrendered, but this may not be the best option.
- June 4, 2014
Eastman & Smith Ltd. is proud to celebrate 170 years of serving its clients.
- May 22, 2014
Eastman & Smith is proud to sponsor, and participate in, the Association of Corporate Counsel's seminar, "Checking Under the Hood: Legal Issues and Your Business."
- May 2, 2014
Avoiding probate generally is desirable to reduce attorney fees and maintain privacy. However, you must carefully consider how best to do so.
- April 7, 2014
The Women of Eastman & Smith (WES) is a professional development initiative which began in 2008 and since that time has successfully promoted the women in the practice of law.
- March 18, 2014
You may wish to have a vacation home retained in your family after your death for the use of future generations.
- February 19, 2014
Attorneys David S. Jackson and Brian T. Johnson have joined the Columbus office of Eastman & Smith Ltd. as members of the Firm.