CLEVELAND, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the election of three new members to the firm's seven member Management Committee – Bill J. Gagliano, Patricia A. Shlonsky and Michael D. Switzer.
Ulmer & Berne's Management Committee is responsible for ensuring the firm's superior level of client service and value, advancing the firm's strategic direction, and sustaining and building upon the firm's long-established reputation for excellence and professionalism. "We welcome these new members to our management team," stated Kip Reader, the firm's managing partner. "Each is an outstanding attorney. Each excels in client service. And each has a track record of important contributions to our firm. We are proud of the diverse array of experience and high-level accomplishment each will bring to our management team."
Bill J. Gagliano is chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, which ranges from real estate finance and environmental matters to leasing, construction and taxation issues as they relate to real estate for private and publicly held companies.
Patricia A. Shlonsky is chair of the firm's Tax Practice Group, consisting of the Tax, Trusts & Estates, and Employee Benefits Practice Areas. She is also an active member of UB WILL – Women in Law and Leadership, a committee designed to promote the successes and achievements of Ulmer & Berne's female attorneys and female clients.
Michael D. Switzer is partner-in-charge of the firm's Chicago office. His practice is focused on patent litigation and intellectual property counseling.
The additional members of the Management Committee include Jeffrey S. Dunlap, Richard G. Hardy, Scott P. Kadish, and Kip Reader.
About Ulmer & Berne LLP
Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, is a full-service law firm with more than 185 attorneys practicing in its Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Chicago offices. The firm's lawyers represent publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, pharmaceutical companies, family offices, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. The firm has been ranked by general counsel among the top firms for delivering superior client service in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2012: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. For more information, visit www.ulmer.com.
SOURCE Ulmer & Berne LLP