Niehaus Wise and Kalas Ltd is a business, commercial, employment and labor law firm based out of Toledo, Ohio. It has market-leading experience advising a wide range of local, national, and international clients in all areas of business and entrepreneurial activity, counseling in personal estate planning and estate administration, and advocating when disputes and litigation arise. NWK seeks to apply traditional legal concepts in new and innovative ways. Its success is built upon the strong capabilities of NWK’s attorneys who have developed expertise in niche practices and yet still provide each client with a full range of legal services.
Brown & Lipinsky, LLP is an “AV-rated” full-service litigation firm located in Southern California. The firm’s attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience aggressively and effectively representing individuals and businesses throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties. The firm represents individual and commercial clients in a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment law, business law, transportation law and litigation, personal injury litigation, elder abuse litigation, and family law.
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney was founded in 1996 by senior trial lawyers dedicated to using their decades of big firm litigation experience to represent clients faced with sophisticated and demanding legal issues effectively and responsively in a collegial small firm setting. Because we have maintained our focus, we have attracted important matters for significant clients throughout the world as well as excellent lawyers to join us.
Our firm is known internationally for expertise in commercial litigation, employment law, partnership disputes, and banking, letter of credit law and defense of business crimes and government investigations. Other areas of substantive expertise include litigation involving insurance coverage, financial institutions, products liability, intellectual property, real estate, entertainment, internet and computer law, environmental law, construction disputes and contested trusts and estates matters.
On the model of British barristers, we act as litigation counsel for clients referred to us by other lawyers who know us from personal experience or by reputation within the Bar. Our lawyers have extensive trial and appellate experience and have been successful at every level of the federal and state courts in New York and many other jurisdictions, and in numerous arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings.
Patty is a labor and employment lawyer and a partner with Niehaus Wise & Kalas. She is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in that area of practice. She was recently appointed to the EEOC Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment and serves as co-chair of the SHRM Labor Relations Special Expertise Panel. Patty carries Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating and has published books on harassment and retaliation.
Patty is a former senior vice president and in-house counsel for a multi-billion dollar bank holding company and has been an adjunct or visiting professor at the University of Toledo College of Law since 1999. In 2014, she was appointed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to serve as a member of the Board of Professional Conduct. She continues to serve many financial institution clients, as well as clients of all sizes in a variety of industries and professions.
She is a frequent speaker for state banking associations and serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She served as special counsel for the Ohio Attorney General from 2003-2007.
SCOT A. HINSHAW, of Niehaus Wise & Kalas Ltd in Toledo, focuses his practice on employment and labor law, as well as general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience counseling and assisting clients with compliance and litigation matters involving employment discrimination, leave, wage and hour, non-competition and other related federal and state laws. Mr. Hinshaw regularly advises clients regarding executive contracts, employment policies, best practices, and human resource personnel and management training. His experience includes acting as first and second-chair for jury trials, injunction hearings, labor and commercial arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations. Mr. Hinshaw is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Michigan Bar Association. Mr. Hinshaw received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Since Brown & Lipinsky, LLP’s inception, Mr. Lipinsky has successfully represented workers in all areas of employment litigation, including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy. His aggressive and dedicated approach to the litigation process and rights of employees has resulted in numerous six and seven-figure successes against some of the nation’s largest employers. Mr. Lipinsky is “AV-rated,” has been named as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, and has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers organization.
Mr. Reice is a partner at Manhattan-based boutique law firm Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP. He is an experienced management side labor and employment law practitioner and litigator with considerable experience in negotiating in employment contracts, and in employment discrimination and restrictive covenant/IP protection litigation both locally and nationwide. Mr. Reice has been named a New York metro area super lawyer. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the ABA and the NYSBA. He is the editor of the HNRK Restrictive Covenant Blog (blog.hnrklaw.com).