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The More Report, Podcast Edition

The More Report, Podcast Edition

By McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA
More than just a run-of-the-mill case law update, “The More Report - Podcast Edition,” does...well...more. Join the attorneys of McCarthy Lebit for this weekly review of trending legal issues impacting the local, regional, and national marketplace. From the most personal and private legal matters to the most complex business transactions and disputes facing today's business community, you can expect “The More Report” will have it covered.
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Ann-Marie Ahern Talks Executive Separation with Emily Shacklett of Fairport Wealth
Emily Shacklett from Fairport Wealth is our guest host on 'The More Report - Podcast Edition' this week and she is joined by Principal Ann-Marie Ahern, head of McCarthy Lebit's Employment Law practice. As advisors of many senior level executives, Ann-Marie and Emily address the issues that every senior executive should be considering to prepare for a career transition, whether planned or unplanned. Copyright ©2022, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved
31:05
July 26, 2022
Kristen Hoover Boutton Talks About Trademarks and Brand Protections that Every Business Should Have
This week, we are joined by Kristen Hoover Boutton, of-counsel to the firm and a Patent Attorney in McCarthy Lebit's Intellectual Property practice to discuss the importance of registering trademarks to protect the long-term value of a brand name, or other intellectual property.  In addition to sharing insight on what does and does not make a trademark registrable, Kristen explains the importance of conducting clearance searches BEFORE deciding on or launching a new brand, product, or service.  She's also got some tips and best practices for ensuring smooth transitions in the event a business decides to sell to or merge with another brand, and how those businesses can leverage the history of their brand to create value today.  Copyright ©2022, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION: Ann-Marie Ahern is back once again with special guest host, Emily Shacklett of Fairport Wealth.  As we continue to grapple with the "Great Resignation," Ann-Marie and Emily will discuss recent trends related to employment separations at the senior executive level.
26:10
July 06, 2022
Meet David Banas - The Man Who Brought Elder & Special Needs Law Services to McCarthy Lebit
This early part of June has been a truly exciting time for McCarthy Lebit.  On June 1, we welcomed a brand new Principal - David S. Banas - to the firm and added a brand new practice area to the firm's client service offering:  Elder & Special Needs Law.  Though different in many ways, David stops by the podcast (on Day 2 of his tenure, no less) to explain the common thread that links these two areas, and why having an Elder Care or Special Needs Plan can be critical for your family's security, health and well-being.  #ElderLaw #Special Needs #Estate Planning #Attorney  Copyright 2022, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved  COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION: Kristen Hoover Boutton joins the podcast to talk about trends in the area of trademark law, with some tips and best practices businesses should consider as they launch new brands, products and services.  
17:11
June 08, 2022
David Cuppage Breaks Down the Principal of Eminent Domain
Season 2 Premiere! The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is now law, and the nearly $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan is on the verge of kicking off government construction projects from coast to coast.  When the Government invests in construction, it usually means they need to acquire some land to build on -- which is where eminent domain comes in.  Anticipating this issue will rise in prominence in the coming months and years, David Cuppage joins us for our Season 2 Premiere to talk about eminent domain and the options that property owners have to make sure they don't get fleeced in the process.  Here is the link to David's blog post mentioned in this episode:  https://www.mccarthylebit.com/2021/12/16/eminent-domain-litigation-challenges/ Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION: We talk to a member of our municipal and government law group who's got family lineage dating back to the early days of the Ohio Liquor Control Board.
26:33
January 19, 2022
Richard Rabb Shares His Checklist For Preparing to File For Divorce
In 2012, PolitiFact.com estimated that the lifelong probability of a marriage ending in divorce is 40%–50%.  If the occurrence of such a life-altering and disruptive event is likely to occur in 50% of marriages, you might want to be prepared, just in case.  Or maybe you've hit your threshold and you're ready to file for divorce.  Before you do, take a list as Richard Rabb, head of our Family Law practice, returns to the podcast to talk about his checklist of things to do, arrange, and have in order BEFORE you file for that divorce.  Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION: As the real estate and construction industries are heating up once again, project development is taking center stage, and for many of America's "downtown USAs" that means redevelopment, which can have impact on surrounding properties, especially if the government needs to appropriate some of that property to widen a road, add traffic access, or for some other purpose.  We'll share some thoughts on eminent domain law, particularly in Ohio, and what legal recourse may await those who fight against a land taking. 
20:43
December 29, 2021
Colin Ray Discusses the Process for Accepting & Working a New Personal Injury Case
It's bad enough when you've suffered a catastrophic injury that completely alters your life. Even worse if your life is cut short due to the negligence of others.  In this week's episode of The More Report - Podcast Edition, Colin Ray, of our Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice group joins the podcast to talk about what you can expect when you bring your case to McCarthy Lebit.  What are we going to do?  How are we going to determine the right strategy to move forward? What expectations should you have for the outcome?  Colin is answering all of these questions and more this week.   NOTE:  In this episode, we make mention of a blog post that Colin wrote for "The More Report" about car crash data during the pandemic, which you can find and read here.  Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Members of our Tax Law Group discuss the various proposals in Congress to amend various tax laws in an effort to pay for President Biden's multi-trillion dollar domestic policy agenda, and we'll look at trends in construction litigation as we approach year-end and the hibernation of the industry during the winter. 
18:01
October 27, 2021
Tracy Francis Shares Best Practices Businesses Can Implement for Litigation Avoidance and Risk Mitigation
Lawsuits are inevitable when you are running a successful business. Ask any business executive and they will tell you that there are usually appropriate situations where litigation is necessary. However, properly managing disputes is an excellent way to avoid litigation and minimize your company's risk. In this week's episode, Litigator Tracy Francis breaks down some best practices for litigation avoidance and why businesses should look for ways to employ this tactics to minimize their risk and avoid costly trips to court. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Members of our Tax Law Group discuss the various proposals in Congress to amend various tax laws in an effort to pay for President Biden's multi-trillion dollar domestic policy agenda.  
23:01
October 18, 2021
Ann-Marie Ahern & Jack Moran Discuss President Biden's Vaccine Mandate
Last month, President Biden - in a desperate attempt to leverage the powers of the Presidency to halt the spread of COVID-19 as the Delta variant has spent the summer ravaging the country - announced a sweeping directive requiring employers to affirm that their workforce be vaccinated or tested weekly.  Ann-Marie Ahern and Jack Moran, who together lead McCarthy Lebit's employment practice, tackle a number of questions and issues related to the President's order.  Even as we wait for guidelines from the Health & Human Services for healthcare workers and from OSHA for private employers to comply, Ann-Marie and Jack discuss how this order may ultimately come to fruition, including the likelihood that it survives almost certain legal challenges (such as the case filed immediately by the State of Arizona).   Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Join us next week with special guest, McCarthy Lebit litigator Tracy Francis, who joins us for a discussion about how businesses can limit their risk and mitigate the probability of litigation in their day-to-day business dealings. 
30:22
October 07, 2021
David Schaefer Explains the Ins and Outs of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Much has been said and written about society's slow "return to normalcy," post-COVID.  That may be true for some people and their businesses, but one element of transacting business anywhere that has been changed - and not for the better (depending who you talk to you) - is in the way we handle and resolve civil litigation disputes.  With courtrooms schedules around the country backlogged by the COVID-19 pandemic, McCarthy Lebit's renowned litigator and ADR neutral,  David Schaefer joins this week's podcast episode to helps us better understand the nuances of ADR, why individuals and businesses involved in civil litigation should consider taking their cases arbitration or mediation. David shares his thoughts on how he prefers to handle proceedings, and why it's becoming and more cost-effective and expedient alternative to traditional Courtroom litigation. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved   COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  McCarthy Lebit's Employment Group will stop by in an upcoming podcast episode to explain how employers can spot a potential employment discrimination claim.  And we'll talk to a cybersecurity expert about the growing need for more (or better) cyber security practices and how data privacy and security requirements have changed the landscape of corporate America. Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday. 
28:58
July 28, 2021
Jennifer Hallos Discusses Death & Taxes
The only certainties in life are death and taxes, right?  And yet, despite these certainties, only a small percentage of the population considers tax implications or does any kind of end-of-life planning.  On this week's podcast episode, McCarthy Lebit's Director of Marketing, Jim Jarrell - filling in for host Sally Spitz, is joined by Jennifer Hallos, a principal and member of McCarthy Lebit's Trust & Estates and Tax Law groups, to discuss these two favorite certainties of life. Jen answers questions about estate planning and why it's not just for rich old folks, and she's got some tips and best practices for minimizing the tax liability for those loved ones left behind. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved  COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  McCarthy Lebit's Employment Group will stop by in an upcoming podcast episode to explain how employers can spot a potential employment discrimination claim.  And we'll talk to a cybersecurity expert about the growing need for more (or better) cyber security practices and how data privacy and security requirements have changed the landscape of corporate America. Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday. Sponsorships: off for this episode
28:46
July 21, 2021
Hugh Berkson Discusses Investor Claims Recovery & What Makes a Good Case
On this week's podcast episode, McCarthy Lebit's Director All Rights Reservedbarrell - filling in for host Sally Spitz, is joined by Hugh Berkson, a principal and head of McCarthy Lebit's Securities Fraud Litigation group, to talk about the genesis and lifecycle of investor claims and what it takes for an investor to recover their losses. As many amateur "at-home" brokers are still smarting from the aftermath of the Robinhood/Gamestop scandal, Hugh explains why most of the cases he's hearing about Robinhood just do not have any merit. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION: Jennfer Hallos, a Principal in the firm's Trust & Estates and Tax Law groups will stop by next week to help answer questions about wills, trusts, and general estate planning.  Among other things, Jen will explain why estate planning is not just for old or sick people.  Plus, McCarthy Lebit's Employment Group will stop by in an upcoming podcast episode to explain how employers can spot a potential employment discrimination claim.  Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday.
17:50
July 14, 2021
Chris Patno Breaks Down Auto & Homeowners Insurance Coverage Best Practices
On this week's podcast episode, our host, Sally Spitz, is joined by Chris Patno, a principal and head of McCarthy Lebit's Personal Injury Litigation group, to answer questions about homeowners and automobile insurance policies - what kind and how much coverage do we really need. Chris will address the growing fallacy related to medical payments coverage, and will answer - once and for all - whether we really need to buy the "additional insurance" when we rent a car while traveling. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Sally, along with our own David Lum, invites an expert in data security and privacy technologies to help break down the latest in cybersecurity and data privacy practices - including defending threats against them - which have transformed the way businesses operate and spawned a $200 billion dollar industry of its own. Plus, McCarthy Lebit's Employment Group joins Sally to clarify that do's and don'ts for employers now that most businesses are starting to return to the workplace.  Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday.  
15:15
July 07, 2021
Richard Rabb Discusses Divorce During COVID and Advice For Couples Considering Divorce
It's been a LONG 15-17 months, but for married couples not used to spending so much time together, the isolation of quarantine during the pandemic may have added more stress to an already stressful situation.  This week, McCarthy Lebit's Richard Rabb joins our host, Sally Spitz, to share his thoughts on whether the pandemic really has led to a spike in divorces, plus he'll share his thoughts on prenuptial agreements and why they're more popular than ever, and he's got some advice for anyone considering filing for divorce, including why they need to heed his words before taking action. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved NEXT WEEK ON THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Sally will be joined by Chris Patno of the firm's Personal Injury Litigation Group to answer questions about homeowners and automobile insurance policies - how much do we need and what kinds of coverages should we include on our policies.  Chris shares his thoughts with Sally on our next podcast episode.
15:53
June 30, 2021
Roger Stewart Talks Cryptocurrency and the IRS
Cryptocurrency is the latest craze among those who can afford it. With Bitcoin values swinging wildly from $60,000 to $30,000 and back per coin, the digital currency market has earned a reputation for its volatility. It's also gaining recognition for its meteoric rise (eclipsing a market cap of $2 Trillion in April 2021). This week, McCarthy Lebit's Roger Stewart joins our host, Sally Spitz, get to the bottom of the cryptocurrency craze, why its so popular, and why that has the IRS sniffing around investors.   Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP on THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Sally will be joined by the head of McCarthy Lebit's Matrimonial practice, Richard Rabb, to tackle the widespread belief that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to soaring divorce rates.  And Sally, along with our own David Lum, invites an expert in data security and privacy technologies to help break down the latest in cybersecurity and data privacy practices - including defending threats against them - which have transformed the way businesses operate and spawned a $200 billion dollar industry of its own.  Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday.
18:53
June 23, 2021
Mike Makofsky is Trendspotting the Post-Pandemic Corporate M&A Landscape
Coming out of the most disruptive global crisis the world has seen in the last century, the prognosis for a healthy return to a steady and active corporate mergers and acquisitions market appears to be pretty strong. This week, McCarthy Lebit's Michael Makofsky joins our host, Sally Spitz, for a quick check-in on how the M&A scene is progressing as we head into the final stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mike shares his thoughts on why some businesses fared better than others through the pandemic, and what he thinks are the crucial steps that each side of these deals need to take to ensure a successful transaction going forward.  Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved COMING UP on THE MORE REPORT, PODCAST EDITION:  Sally will be joined by the head of McCarthy Lebit's Matrimonial practice, Richard Rabb, to tackle the widespread belief that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to soaring divorce rates.  And we'll dig into the cryptocurrency craze as Sally is joined by a member of our Tax Law group with a warning for crypto-traders that the IRS is cracking down on transaction reporting.  And finally, Sally, along with our own David Lum, invites an expert in data security and privacy technologies to help break down the latest in cybersecurity and data privacy practices - including defending threats against them - which have transformed the way businesses operate and spawned a $200 billion dollar industry of its own.  Stay tuned and check out new podcast episodes every Wednesday. 
15:07
June 16, 2021
Ken Liffman on Success, Leadership and the Role of Philanthropy in Business
McCarthy Lebit's, Ken Liffman joins our host Sally Spitz this week for a lively and spirited discussion tracing the root of Ken's professional success, which people in his life most influenced him as mentors, and how McCarthy Lebit evolved into the market leader it is today. Ken begins with his thoughts on what makes successful people successful and, in recapping the historical run he has had as a professional, he explains why service has been a key differentiator, not just for him, but for McCarthy Lebit as a firm.   Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved NEXT WEEK: Sally is joined by Mike Makofsky, a Principal from the firm's Banking & Finance and Corporate M&A practices, as he shares his thoughts on emerging trends in the corporate mergers and acquisitions market heading into Q3 of 2021 and how the pandemic has contributed to some unexpected shifts in both the nature and volume of transactions.
13:11
June 09, 2021
Our Big Debut - The Pandemic Effect on the Return to Court
McCarthy Lebit's Managing Principal, Rob Glickman, is our first guest with host Sally Spitz.  This week, on The More Report, Podcast Edition, we're talking about returning to court as things slowly return to normal.  Rob offers his perspective on how the courts have handled the pandemic, thus far, and what he sees as a permanent part of our "new normal," including his estimate for long it will really take to clear the logjam on the trial docket.  Let's just say he doesn't favor odds for a speedy "return to normal," but as with all change, there is good and bad.  Rob shares what he thinks has been the silver lining of the shift of operations for the courts and why he wasn't that upset to cancel 100K miles of air travel in 2020. Copyright 2021, McCarthy Lebit Crystal & Liffman Co. LPA. All Rights Reserved NEXT WEEK: Sally is joined by Ken Liffman to talk about what it takes to be a successful lawyer and what his secret to success has been.
11:54
June 02, 2021
The More Report - Episode 1 Teaser
More than just a run-of-the-mill case law update, “The More Report - Podcast Edition,” does...well...more. Join the attorneys of McCarthy Lebit for this weekly review of trending legal issues impacting the local, regional, and national marketplace. From the most personal and private legal matters to the most complex business transactions and disputes facing today's business community, you can expect “The More Report” will have it covered.  The More Report is presented by the lawyers at McCarthy Lebit Crystal and Liffman and hosted by one of Cleveland's broadcasting royalty - Sally Spitz, who you may remember as co-host of Q104's morning show with Larry Morrow, or as the host of Spotlight 5, a weekend talkshow on WEWS Channel 5. Sally will be joined each week by a lawyer from McCarthy Lebit to discuss the pressing legal news and issues of the day. First up is McCarthy Lebit's Managing Principal, Rob Glickman, who will join Sally for our big debut episode on June 2 to discuss the pending return to jury trials in the Cleveland Courts and what we can all expect going forward.  Don't forget stop by Spotify each and every Wednesday to download the latest podcast episode of "The More Report."  When you expect more, you get more. Why should you expect anything less?
02:29
May 17, 2021