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Best Lawyers Names 19 W+L Attorneys as “Best Lawyers in America” and One a “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020

The following were solving legal problems and missed the group picture: Thomas Breed, James Harrison, Howard Richshafer, Kenneth Schnieder, Robert Shaffer, Scott Slovin, Jeffrey Teeters, and Thomas Woebkenberg. We are proud to announce that 19 members of the Wood + …

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New Laws That Could Make a Significant Impact on Your Estate Plan

The ability to “stretch out” IRAs is a significant estate planning tool by allowing individuals who inherit IRAs to spread the Required Minimum Distribution (“RMD”) out over a significantly longer period, potentially saving significant tax dollars for the recipient. However, …

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New Ohio Sales Tax Bill (July 2019)

Ohio now joins a growing list of states imposing sales tax collections on out-of-Ohio sellers and online marketplaces (based on company revenue or number of transactions). Ohio’s Old Law: The bill eliminates Ohio’s unique form of “substantial nexus “for out-of-state …

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504 Rates Continue to Drop

The most recent quarter has seen SBA 504 rates continue to decline from April’s high of 4.367% to the most recent rate in June of 3.983% for the 20-year loans.    Rates for the 25-year loans have followed suit with the April rate …

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Wood + Lamping LLP Names Jennifer Griffin Anstaett and Jeff Teeters Partners

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Wood + Lamping LLP is proud to announce the election of Jennifer Griffin Anstaett and Jeff Teeters to the firm’s partnership. Jennifer Griffin Anstaett practices primarily in the areas of Medicaid and Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration, and Special …

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Impact of New Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act on Kentucky Employers

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The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (“Act”), which goes into effect on June 27, 2019, greatly expands what a Kentucky employer must provide covered employees in connection with pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. Under the Act, an employer with at …

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Default Litigation Case Law Update for Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan

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There have been several recent cases which impact Default Litigation in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan over the past couple months.  The Court of Appeals in Indiana held in Collins Asset Group v. Alialy 115 N.E. 3d 1275 (2018) that a …

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Recent Changes to Ohio Statutes Affecting Ohio Credit Unions

On December 19, 2018, Ohio’s Governor Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 489 (the “Bill”) resulting in changes to the regulatory requirements for credit unions, mortgage servicers and mortgage creditors. The new requirements are effective on March 20, 2019. Download Donald Mallory’s …

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504 Rates Continue to Drop

504 rates have continued to decline over the last several months.  From a recent high in November of 5.591%, rates for the 20-year debentures have steadily decreased to 4.926% in December, 4.758% in January 2019 and 4.646% in February. Rates for the 25 year debentures have followed suit with …

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Ohio Adopts Standard Authorization Forms for Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information

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In January, the Ohio legislature adopted two standard authorization forms for use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI).  These forms comply with both HIPAA and federal substance abuse treatment laws.  The purpose of the forms is to improve care …

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