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Cleveland, OH. The Cleveland law firm Frantz Ward LLP has added Ashley M. Arvin to its Business Counseling Group.

Ms. Arvin will focus her practice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance and general contract matters for corporations, companies and partnerships. She also represents companies and individuals in zoning and land use matters, and she counsels clients regarding real estate acquisitions, divestitures and drafting and negotiating purchase agreements and leases.

Ms. Arvin is a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and obtained her undergraduate degree at Purdue University.

The Cleveland law firm Frantz Ward LLP continues to strengthen its labor and employment practice with the addition of Thomas J. Piatak and Emily C. Fiftal.

Mr. Piatak joins Frantz Ward as counsel in the firm's Labor and Employment Group. Prior to joining Frantz Ward, Mr. Piatak was a partner in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler.

In nearly twenty years of practice, Mr. Piatak has represented employers in all aspects of employment law. He handles employment-related litigation in state and federal courts and arbitrations, and represents clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Mr. Piatak also advises employers on compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other employment-related statutes and regulations. He also represents clients in connection with proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Mr. Piatak received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University, summa cum laude.

Ms. Fiftal joins Frantz Ward as an associate, having spent the past three years at a Cleveland labor law firm. She will continue to focus on counseling employers on human resources issues and representation of employers in litigation involving employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge.

Ms. Fiftal received her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Truman State University.

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Business Counseling, Bankruptcy and Debtor and Creditor Rights, Commercial Lending Transactions and Banking Law, Corporate Governance and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Competition Law, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, Product Distribution, Trade Secrets/Non-Competition Agreements, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate, Health Care, Higher Education, Labor and Employment, Affirmative Action Planning, Employment Counseling, Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Executive/Employment Contracts, Labor-Management Relations, Osha, Wage & Hour Compliance, Worker’s Compensation, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services, Appellate Advocacy, Business Disputes, Class Actions, Consumer and Warranty Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury/Premises Liability Defense, Products Liability Litigation, Toxic Torts, Telecommunications.

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Equal Employment Opportunity is a fundamental principle at Frantz Ward. In keeping with this principle, Frantz Ward does not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state or local law. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all practices and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
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