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Daniel J. Donnellon
Sebaly Shillito + Dyer is saddened to announce the passing of Dan Donnellon on February 17, 2022. He was an avid Bengals fan, culinary expert, and a skilled orator. He never met a microphone he didn't love and would entertain whenever and wherever he had an audience. We will miss his silly dad jokes, his superior intellect, his impressive Elvis impersonation, and his delicious cooking immensely.1961 - 2022
When you are dealing with legal issues or problems, the attorney you choose can make the difference between achieving a quick and effective resolution and suffering significant personal and financial losses. At Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, our attorneys apply decades of legal experience to devise legal strategies that achieve your specific goals.
As a full-service law firm, our many practice groups offer a broad array of services and expertise across a range of legal subjects. Each practice group works collaboratively to provide an unsurpassed level of quality to our clients. In order to learn more about any department or practice group, please click on the appropriate link below.
“Every experience I’ve had with SS+D over the years has continued to increase my confidence in their team. Their fit-for-purpose approach addresses the needs of businesses and business owners, regardless of size. SS+D provides high-quality advice and guidance to our team and we never doubt the return on investment when working with them.”
– Matt Farrell | Tangram Flex, Inc.
“They’re ultimately business people who understand the law and help us navigate it to achieve our goals. They’re an extension of our team and have helped with several complex issues. ”
– Joe Krebs, CFO | Mile Two LLC
“As a business owner and someone who has created a national brand in the fitness, supplement, and entertainment industries, my business and personal life went from 0-100 rather quickly. Having SS+D by my side has not only made me feel incredibly protected and safe but also more successful. SS+D’s team has my back and has proven time and time again they are willing to put in the work on short notice to solve every business issue, from simple to the most complex. Complex agreements are always coming my way, and couldn’t be where I am without SS+D’s guidance and trust! ”
– Erica Lugo, Owner | EricaFitLove.com
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– Eric Horstman, President | Sports Image, Premier Health Flyin' to the Hoop, and Backyard Blitz
“My experience/relationship with Sebaly Shillito + Dyer has been amazing. I’ve worked with other attorneys in the past and dreaded making those calls. SS+D actually cares, always takes my calls, or returns them quickly. Whether it was advising over the phone, preparing legal documents, or handling an important matter. The whole team from top to bottom has treated me with respect and made me feel comfortable that I had the best legal team standing behind me. I can’t say enough good things about SS+D.”
– Christopher Yancey, CEO/Founder | Perma Edge Industries LLC
“As the trade association for over 3,000 local Realtors, Dayton Realtors provides services to our members that can often be complex. We lean heavily on the experience and expertise of Sebaly Shillito +Dyer to impart clarity to our documents and counsel us on best practices. From contract and document reviews to opinions on our governance, they have proven to be a valuable asset to our business.”
– Carlton Jackson | Dayton Area Board of Realtors
“We have worked with Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer, professionally and personally, for more than a decade. We consider SS+D to be in our inner circle of advisors who we consult with on all of our most important decisions and trust them to have answers to even our most obscure or complicated questions. We value our friendship with the attorneys of SS+D and have the utmost respect and admiration for them as individuals and the value system they represent collectively as a firm. They have become a valued member of our team.”
– Andrea Kunk, Chief Financial Officer | Peerless Technologies Corporation
“Knowing I can rely on SS+D gives me peace of mind. They support me beyond business agreements. They’ve helped me through medical treatment, job changes, founding an LLC, and now COVID. I trust SS+D to take care of me and give them the highest recommendation to my family, friends, and colleagues, without reservation. Working with SS+D makes it easy to confidentially share legal and financial information for caring and quality advice.”
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U.S. Supreme Court “Clarifies” Standard for Employer Religious Accommodation in the Workplace
July 12, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
On June 29, 2023, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General. The Groff decision sought to clarify the undue hardship exception to an employer’s religious accommodation requirement under Title VII. The Court rejected the “more than de minimis cost” test which some lower courts used to apply the undue hardship exception. In the process, the Court seems to have expanded an employer’s obligation to accommodate religion in the workplace.
PowerPoint: Karl R. Ulrich, Esq. – Speaker at Clark County Bar Association Summer CLE Series – Immigration and Employment – June 22, 2023
June 26, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
Join Karl as he presents Immigration and Employment at this summers Clark County Bar Association
NLRB Issues McLaren Macomb Decision Preventing a Broad Waiver of Rights in Severance Agreements
May 15, 2023 | Anna N. Self
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a significant decision in McLaren Macomb, highlighting the prohibition of employers imposing broad waivers of rights on employees through severance agreements. Non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions that interfere with employees’ Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) were deemed unlawful and unenforceable. This article provides an overview of the case, including the background, the specific provisions challenged, and the implications for employers. It emphasizes the need for employers to carefully consider the risks associated with implementing broad confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements, given the increased likelihood of employees winning such cases when brought to the NLRB’s attention.
VOA Experts to Discuss Press Freedom, Best News Practices at VOA Museum “Oxygen of Journalism” Event
March 6, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
Voice of America press freedom and best practices experts in Washington, D.C., will be virtual guests at a presentation and Q&A forum Thursday, March 23 at the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester.
The event is part of the museum’s “Journalism: The Oxygen of Democracy” series.
Sebaly, Shillito and Dyer and the Miami University Menard Family Center for Democracy are sponsors. The event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. While admission is free, seating is limited to 100 people, so advance registration is required.
FTC Proposes New Rule to Broadly Ban Non-Compete Agreements
January 31, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed rule that, if
enacted, would amount to a near-total ban on non-compete agreements nationwide. The rule would preempt
the standing state laws which govern non-compete clauses and give employers 180 days to rescind all
existing non-compete agreements.
USCIS H-1B PETITIONS – FY 2024 Cap Season is Here
January 24, 2023 | Karl R. Ulrich
In 2020 USCIS instituted an electronic pre-registration system for H-1B petition filings. For this year, USCIS has indicated the initial registration process will open at noon on March 1 and remain open until noon on March 18, 2023. The petitions randomly selected in lottery are supposed to be announced on or before March 31, 2023.