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Attorney Ron Parry Admitted To Practice Law In Tennessee  


Strauss Troy Attorney Ron Parry 
Strauss Troy Attorney Ron Parry has been admitted to practice law in the state of Tennessee, expanding Strauss Troy's presence and reach into a third state. Ron has a second office in Memphis, TN. His ability to practice law in TN is a huge benefit to our existing and new clients who have business interests in the state.

He was sworn in by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller on August 8, 2014.


Ron has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky since 1973 and in the State of Ohio since 1987. He is a member of the Strauss Troy litigation practice group and focuses his work in the areas of complex litigation, including mass tort and class actions. 


Strauss Troy Attorney, Brian O'Connell, recently presented "Construction Contracts: Nine Common Construction Contract Provisions You Need To Know" at the Cincinnati Bar Association's "Young Lawyers Section Seminar Series" on September 10. During the presentation, he provided insights on the contract provisions to consider when engaging in a construction contract.


The Nine Common Contract Clauses Are:


1) Indemnification

2) No Damages For Delay

3) Limited Liability

4) Liquidated Damages

5) Pay When Paid  

6) Incorporation By Reference

7) Alternative Dispute Resolution

8) Choice of Law

9) Choice of Forum


To learn more about these provisions, click here. If you have additional questions, contact Brian directly at 513.629.9451 or   


Brian O'Connell is a member of Strauss Troy's Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, products liability and tort law.

     Now Is The Time To Consider Property Valuation Reassessments  Dollar-House  

As 2014 comes to a close, now is the time to start considering next year's property tax bills. This year represents a significant period as the valuation reappraisal period is in process for three Southwest Ohio counties. Butler and Clermont County are currently in the midst of completing their required sexennial reappraisals, which often result in a whole-scale of changes in values which will be provided to taxpayers by the end of September. Hamilton County is conducting its triennial update with new values being sent to property owners around the same time. Rather than be caught off guard, now is the time to start considering whether you would like to file a complaint against the valuation of your real property.


For more information, you may contact Strauss Troy attorney Kris Brandenburg at 513.629.9463 or or attorney Patrick Newton at 513.768.9730 or


 Strauss Troy Co-Chairman Jim Heldman Shared Franchise Law Fundamentals At Cincinnati Bar Association Seminar Series 


Strauss Troy Co-Chairman James Heldman


Strauss Troy Co-Chairman James Heldman recently presented the fundamentals of Franchise Law at the Cincinnati Bar Association's "Brown Bag - Learn During Lunch" series. The series is planned and hosted by the Cincinnati Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Section and consists of year-round one-hour programs.


His presentation included a summary of federal franchising regulations as well as relevant Ohio laws and regulations.  


Here Are Highlights:

Franchising is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission Franchise Rule ("FTC Franchise Rule") and by various state agencies. A state's franchise law usually applies only if:

  • The offer or sale of a franchise is made in the state
  • The franchised business will be located in the state
  • The franchisee is a resident of the state

To learn more about franchise law, click here to download a white paper on franchise law from Jim Heldman.


James Heldman is co-chairman of Strauss Troy, and his practice focuses on corporate and business law, including financing, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, franchising, real estate development and commercial transactions. You may contact him at 513.629.9421 or


Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square will continue to happen every Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. until October 28. The open-air market will feature homemade crafts, snacks and lunch options from local businesses. Click here to learn more and to view a full list of vendors.

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In today's fast-changing landscape, you need expertise, fresh perspective and proven results. The quality we provide to our clients is the totality of our service, expertise and solutions. Being able to consistently deliver in these three key areas is why so many long-term clients have depended on us since our founding in 1953 - and why new clients turn to us every day for a wide-variety of legal concerns.


As a full-service law firm, Strauss Troy has diverse expertise and a history of proven success. No matter what issue you face, we have the right professionals working together as a team to get you the answers you need quickly and affordably. 

Strauss Troy is recognized as a leading law firm in the Greater Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky region and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Ranked Law Firm™ in Fortune Magazine. The firm is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firm", and many of its attorneys are honored as peer-rated Martindale-Hubbell AV� Preeminent™ Attorneys, Best Lawyers� in America, Super Lawyers� and Rising Stars. The firm is also listed as a top law firm by the Cincinnati Business Courier.  



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Big Brothers Big Sisters Honored Attorney Pete Smith And His Wife As "Couple Of The Year"
Lisa Smith (l), the Smith's Little Brother Eric (center), and Strauss Troy Attorney Pete Smith (r). Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati and
photographer, Kierston Gray, Studio G.

Strauss Troy Attorney, Pete Smith, and his wife, Lisa, were honored as "Couple of the Year" by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati at the organization's Annual Celebration of Volunteers at Coney Island.


Pete and Lisa have been a Big Couple for five years to a young man named Eric from Northern Kentucky who's life has not always been easy due in part to a lack of a father-figure. Pete has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1993 when he was in law school. Pete and his wife have two sons of their own, but they decided to volunteer as a Big Couple because they felt it would be a good mentoring experience for their family and their little brother, Eric.   


Over the years, Eric has become like a family member to the Smiths. Together, they enjoy attending sporting activities, including Bengals and Reds games, the boys' sports events and the holidays.  

The mentoring experience has been an incredibly positive one for Eric, who has grown in confidence, will be attending college and is considering becoming a Big Brother himself in the future.


The experience has also been rewarding for the Smith family. Pete and Lisa plan to continue being a Big Couple to Eric long after he graduates from high school.


To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, contact Pete or visit

Attorneys On The Move



Ten Strauss Troy attorneys have been honored as 2015 Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers�. The attorneys honored as 2015 Best Lawyers include:



Anthony M. Barlow in Real Estate Law. Listed since 2013. 

Mark H. Berliant in Tax Law. Listed since 1983.

Daniel H. Demmerle II in Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law. Listed since 2005.

Thomas C. Rink in Tax Law. Listed since 2001.

R. Guy Taft in Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Real Estate. Listed since 2014.

Richard S. Wayne in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs. Listed since 2001.



Martin C. Butler in Real Estate Law. Listed since 2008. 

Marshall K. Dosker in Tax Law. Listed since 2010.

Andrew R. Giannella in Real Estate Law. Listed since 2006.

Pete A. Smith in Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law. Listed since 2008.


Daniel Demmerle was also honored as 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Project Finance Law in the Cincinnati area by Best Lawyers, and Richard Wayne  was honored as 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs in the Cincinnati area.


Click here to learn more.

  Attorney Joe Braun Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge   


Strauss Troy Attorney Joe Braun took the Ice Bucket Challenge along with the Department Heads of Miami Township and Clermont County, Ohio, where he also serves as Law Director for Miami Township and Clermont County.  




The Ice Bucket Challenge builds awareness for ALS, and through this challenge, men and women, like Joe Braun, are encouraging friends and family to donate to the ALS Association.


To learn more about ALS, visit    



As the region's premier business law firm, Strauss Troy is committed to understanding where business owners are headed and to helping them succeed, especially local entrepreneurs. This year, Strauss Troy is the title sponsor for the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's annual Emerging 30 awards, which honor the region's fastest growing companies. The top 30 companies selected will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the METS Center.


Click here to view the 2014 Emerging 30 designees.   


On Saturday, Aug. 30, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra concluded its 20th Free Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Strauss Troy, with a lively performance featuring favorite orchestral tunes from Leroy Anderson, Richard Hayman and Henry Mancini.  

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