Kooperman Gillespie Mentel Welcomes Two Attorneys; Launches Litigation Practice.

Kooperman Gillespie Mentel Welcomes Two Attorneys; Launches Litigation Practice.

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Kooperman Gillespie Mentel Welcomes Two Attorneys; Launches Litigation Practice.

Columbus, OH, April 7, 2015 – Kooperman Gillespie Mentel (KGM) announced today the additions of Kate Connor Ferguson as a partner in the firm’s new litigation practice and Joshua Borean as an associate in KGM’s expanding transactional, real estate, and technology practices. These new team members help KGM keep pace with a growing client list, which the firm attributes to its refreshing approach to client service.

"Our clients have come to rely on us for creative legal solutions that are precisely tailored to their business needs," said Dave Gillespie, one of KGM's founding partners. "Our firm occupies a unique place in the legal market – while we are a small firm by headcount, our skill measures with the best.  Our clients consist of emerging companies and industry leaders, both locally and nationally.  We’re structured to be able to work with them at all stages of their growth and bring the expertise to handle some of the more sophisticated transactions in Columbus."

The firm's Litigation Practice Group enhances its ability to help clients solve a spectrum of legal issues that inevitably arise when running a business.   A proven litigator with over a decade of experience under her belt, Ferguson’s practice focuses on business and employment disputes, leading clients to successes in trials, appeals, and arbitration. By joining KGM, she will be able to expand the reach of her practice to the firm's IP, government, and real estate clients as well. Prior to joining KGM, Ferguson was a director at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter.  She is a graduate of Vassar College (B.A.) and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D.).

Borean’s practice focuses on advising large and closely held businesses in a variety of corporate issues. His experience includes financing, real estate and software transactions. Prior to joining KGM, Borean worked as an associate at Roetzel & Andress and as general counsel for a leading health care technology company. He is a graduate of Miami University, Farmer School of Business (Finance) and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D.). He was named as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star in 2014 and 2015.

Gillespie added, "We pride ourselves on client service and top-notch legal skills. Adding Kate and Josh, both with large firm pedigrees and track records of success, allows us to continue delivering on our commitment."

About KGM:

Kooperman Gillespie Mentel's lawyers solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, and both emerging and established companies. Clients partner with KGM to grow their businesses, protect their assets, resolve disputes, and navigate government and economic relations. For more information visit www.kgmlaw.com.

Media Contact:

John Tufano, Areté Strategy, 614-733-9537, john@aretestrategy.com.

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