Five Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named to 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys in the Columbus office have been named to the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers lists.
Joshua R. Cepluch – Mr. Cepluch is a Member in the firm’s Columbus office and has been named a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star for Real Estate Law. He counsels clients on complex real estate transactions in a variety of areas, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, mixed-use, and assisted living. He has experience with the acquisition, sale, and development of real property and regularly represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing matters, including construction loans, mezzanine loans, workouts, and syndications and participations. Mr. Cepluch received his B.S. and M.C.R.P. from The Ohio State University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Sara H. Jodka – Ms. Jodka is Of Counsel in the firm’s Columbus office and has been named a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer for Employment Litigation: Defense. She is also named to Super Lawyers Top 25 Women Lawyers in Columbus list. She devotes a significant part of her practice to proactively counsel employers in litigation prevention and overall compliance with state, federal, and administrative laws and regulations, which includes reviewing and revising employee handbooks and policies; counseling management regarding termination decisions; performing exempt-status classification audits; and training employees on key employment policies and issues. She routinely defends employers, in both state and federal court, arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and comparable state laws. Ms. Jodka received her B.A. from The Ohio State University and her J.D. from Capital University Law School.
Harlan W. Robins – Mr. Robins is a Member in the firm’s Columbus office and has been named a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer for Real Estate Law. He is the Division Director for the firm’s Transactions Division and is Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity Committee. He focuses his practice on real estate finance, development & land use, acquisitions & dispositions, and banking & financial services. He represents lenders in complex, multi-state workouts, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and foreclosure of real estate-secured loans, loan modifications and loan origination for permanent and construction financings. Mr. Robins received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
Jonathan R. Secrest – Mr. Secrest is a Member in the firm’s Columbus office and has been named a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer for General Litigation. He is also named to Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers in Columbus list. His practice focuses on assisting clients with employment related matters, including representation through all stages of litigation and before state and federal agencies. He represents small and large employers on employment issues ranging from sexual harassment claims to alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). He also represents food manufacturers in the defense of food product liability claims and provides counsel related to FDA regulatory issues. Mr. Secrest received his B.A. from DePauw University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School.
J. Troy Terakedis – Mr. Terakedis is a Member in the firm’s Columbus office and has been named a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer for Tax Law. He is also Co-Chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group. He counsels clients on a variety of federal income tax matters, including tax issues related to partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. He also counsels leveraged buyout, venture capital, and other private equity funds on formation and equity compensation issues and other tax-related matters often as they relate to structuring mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and reorganizations in a tax-efficient manner. He advises officers and directors of Fortune 500 companies, principals of private equity funds, owners of closely-held businesses and other high net worth individuals and executives on individual federal income tax matters. Mr. Terakedis received his B.A. from Kenyon College, his J.D./M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami.
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About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.
Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.