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Strauss Troy Attorney David Davidson 
Strauss Troy Attorney David Davidson
Now that the United States Supreme Court has determined that cell phones, or mobile devices, fit squarely under the protection of the 225 year old Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, here's what you need to know.


A case about the permissible extent of a search incident to arrest may have a much broader impact and affect the rights of privacy of employees in the work place.


In the recent Riley v. California decision, everyone was put on notice that the Supreme Court considers electronic storage devices, especially smart phones, to have new and special privacy concerns. Before Riley, the Court had held that a person could be searched incident to arrest without a warrant and the scope of that search could include a full search of the person and anything within his control or nearby where he could reach and find a weapon or where evidence could be obtained and destroyed.


In Riley, the Court decided that cell phones may not be searched incident to arrest without a warrant, and the Court was expansive in that decision.

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David Davidson is a Strauss Troy trial lawyer who practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, domestic relations and commercial litigation. If you have questions about the Fourth Amendment or any type of criminal law, you may contact Dave at 513.768.9709 or  
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Startup companies face many challenges. One of the primary concerns most startups face is access to capital. On July 23, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear visited Covington-based business accelerator program, UpTech, and signed a bill that will increase access to private capital for startup companies. Under the new legislation, individuals known as "angel investors" who provide private capital to startups may be eligible for significant tax credits. If the individual invests in a company located in a high unemployment county, the tax credit can be as high as fifty percent. If the individual invests in a company located elsewhere in Kentucky, the credit can be as high as forty percent. This legislation was an important step in fostering Kentucky's startup community.


"Angel investors play a key role in fostering the successful businesses of tomorrow. With this added incentive, Kentucky should see an increase in startups and startup investment. Startups and investors interested in taking advantage of this new opportunity should consult closely with experienced legal counsel," said Strauss Troy attorney Kris Brandenburg.

Click here to learn more on the impact for private employers.

If you need help or have questions about your startup venture including entity formation or protecting your intellectual property contact Kris Brandenburg at or 513.629.9463.


  Strauss Troy's "Justice League" Ties For 3rd Place In Cincinnati Corporate Olympics       
Strauss Troy's "Justice League" Was Comprised Of Lucy McCormack (l), Strauss Troy Attorneys Brett Renzenbrink & Erinn McKee Hannigan, Special Olympian Justin Mossburger, Strauss Troy Attorney Brian O'Connell & Brian's Daughter, Kacey O'Connell

Strauss Troy's "Justice League" tied for third place in the 17th annual Cincinnati Corporate Olympics on Fountain Square. The attorney/staff team -- made up of Attorneys Erinn McKee Hannigan, Brian O'Connell and Brett Renzenbrink employees Lucy McCormack and Debbie Hilling (alternate), Special Olympian Justin Mossburger, and Brian O'Connell's daughter, Kacey -- competed against other corporate teams in games like the "profit squeezer," "jumping through hoops" and the "late to work shuffle."


While the Justice League dominated the timed events, they fell short on the "sales pitch" (cornhole) and "playing hooky" (miniature golf). The competition ended with a heartbreaking loss to Macy's in the tie-breaker.


The event benefited the Special Olympics of Hamilton County, which provides 24 different year-round sports and recreational activities for nearly 1,800 county athletes with mental and developmental disabilities. 


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Strauss Troy Attorney Brian Eviston has been chosen to serve on the judging panel for UpTech III. UpTech is a Covington-based business accelerator program designed to provide emerging informatics companies access to resources, community connections and the start-up tools needed to fuel early-stage growth. In its third year, the program has attracted entrepreneurs of information-driven businesses from across the U.S. As a judge, Brian will work with other business professionals to review over 50 applications and determine which companies will be accepted into the program's third class.

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Strauss Troy Attorney Brian Eviston
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Strauss Troy attorney Brian Eviston recently graduated from the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) Class of 2014, and attorney Kris Brandenburg has been accepted to the program's 2015 class.


During the nine-month program, LNK helps a diverse group of community leaders acquire an understanding of the strengths and challenges of the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area and the skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts.


To learn more about Brian's experience and the LNK program, click here.


Strauss Troy sponsored the Greater Cincinnati Mortgage Bankers Association's (GCMBA) annual golf outing, which took place on July 14 at the Kenwood Country Club. Brett Renzenbrink, Strauss Troy attorney, is a board member of the organization. The GCMBA is made up of professionals of the mortgage industry who share a common goal -- to serve consumers and business partners throughout Greater Cincinnati professionally and courteously, with the highest standards of business ethics.

Strauss Troy volunteers John Seibert and Liz Mason-Hill with the
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For the 20th year, Strauss Troy's Make-A-Difference team has sponsored kids from Cincinnati's Inner City Youth Opportunities (ICYO) to attend a full-week of summer camp at Camp Ernst in Burlington, Ky. Strauss Troy supported nine kids this year to fulfill their dream of going to camp.  


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Strauss Troy sponsored Oye Como Va - a celebration of more than 50 years of the most popular Latin pop and crossover classes - on Aug. 2 at Devou Park as part of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra's 20th Free Summer Concert series. Click  here to watch a short video from Saturday's concert.


Join us for the next free concert on Saturday, August 30, 7:30 p.m. in Devou Park.   

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