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RCO Law Celebrates 150 Years

May 17, 2024

RCO Law proudly commemorates 150 years in the practice of law in northwest Ohio. The Firm traces its origins to Clarence Brown, who began practicing law in Toledo in 1874. In 1882, Brown partnered with Frederick Lyman Geddes, practicing as Brown &amp ...

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Wiley Presents Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of a Lawsuit for Nurses Week

May 07, 2024

Health Care Attorney Julie Wiley will present "The Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of a Lawsuit: Documentation and Communication" on Wednesday, May 8 at noon, to nurses and risk managers at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. Julie's presentat ...

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Women's Leadership Forum to Feature Former Veterans' Chairman Cheri Mason

March 27, 2024

RCO Law is pleased to co-sponsor the Honorable Cheryl L. Mason, Former Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals, who will be speaking at the Women's Leadership Forum on Wednesday, April 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay. Ms. Mason ...

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Update on the Corporate Transparency Act: Alabama Rules CTA Unconstitutional

March 25, 2024

On March 1, 2024 a federal district court in Alabama ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is unconstitutional. The CTA, as implemented, requires certain entities to report beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcemen ...

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Attorneys To Speak on the Corporate Transparency Act for Toledo Chamber Webinar on February 20

February 13, 2024

A new federal reporting requirement impacts certain business owners effective immediately. RCO Law Attorneys Marissa Fitzpatrick and Mike Messenger will be presenting a webinar on the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) for Toledo Regional Chamber of Co ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Toledo Chamber's Morning Access Legislative Breakfast on February 9

February 01, 2024

RCO Law is a gold sponsor for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Morning Access Legislative Breakfast on Friday, February 9, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at The Toledo Club, 235 14th Street. This morning event is an opportunity for Chamber members to mee ...

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RCO Law Advances Three New Partners

January 18, 2024

RCO Law is pleased to announce that attorneys Kayla L. Henderson, Marjan Neceski, and Jeff M. Smith have been elected to the Firm's partnership, effective January 1, 2024. According to RCO Law Managing Partner Peter N. Lavalette, "each of ...

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Recreational Marijuana and the Impact on Employers and the Workplace

January 11, 2024

On Tuesday, November 7, Ohio voters passed Issue 2 legalizing recreational marijuana effective December 7, 2023. Issue 2 allows for the sale and purchase of marijuana allowing adults who are 21 years old and older to use and possess up to 2.5 ounces ...

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Ohio Supreme Court Rules that the Medical Statute of Repose Applies to Wrongful Death and Derivative Claims

January 09, 2024

On December 28, 2023, the Ohio Supreme Court issued decisions applying Ohio's four-year statute of repose R.C. 2305.113(D) to wrongful death and derivative medical claims. In Everhart v. Coshocton Co. Mem. Hosp., Slip Opinion No. 2023-Ohio-4670, the ...

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The Corporate Transparency Act Imposes Reporting Requirements on Small Businesses

November 15, 2023

A new federal reporting requirement affecting many business owners goes into effect on January 1, 2024. In September 2022, the United States Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule implementing the fed ...

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Fitzpatrick to Address Planning for Incapacity Issues at Financial Planners Seminar

November 02, 2023

Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorney Marissa Fitzpatrick will be presenting "Planning for Incapacity: Guardianships and Powers of Attorney" on Thursday, November 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. for members of the Toledo Chapter of the Society of Fin ...

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Tucker Receives Toledo 20 Under 40 Award

October 25, 2023

Congratulations to Attorney Bob Tucker who was honored last evening with Toledo's 20 Under 40 Award. Bob is a partner at RCO Law with a practice that focuses on commercial disputes from arbitration to trial and appeal. Bob's clients include manufactu ...

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Waterville Chamber Meeting Focuses on Important Info for Small Businesses

October 12, 2023

Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorneys Paul Croy and Marissa Fitzpatrick will speak to the membership of the Waterville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, October 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Shawn's Irish Tavern, 105 S. Third Street. The meeting top ...

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Fitzpatrick To Address Genacross Lutheran Services on October 5

September 25, 2023

Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorney Marissa K. Fitzpatrick will be the guest speaker for Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation on Thursday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m. at Clara J's Tea Room, 219 West Wayne Street, Maumee. Marissa will provi ...

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Corney Authors Article on Estate Planning for Florida Snowbirds

September 14, 2023

Attorney Sarah J. Corney is featured in The Buzz Book, Fall 2023, that hit the newsstands this week. Sarah is an Ohio and Florida licensed attorney who assists snowbirds and their families with estate planning and probate matters. Sarah's article not ...

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RCO Law Supports Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation Day of Giving on August 15

August 14, 2023

The second annual Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation Day of Giving is Tuesday, August 15. RCO Law is proud to participate as a matching sponsor along with Plante Moran, and Terry L. Bossert. Tomorrow your gift will be matched up to $8,500. Your c ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Findlay Women's Leadership Forum on August 8

August 02, 2023

RCO Law is an Empowerment Sponsor for the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the Findlay Country Club. RCO Law Attorney Sarah Corney will introduce the Keynote Speaker McKenna Re ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Blues, Brews and Brats Festival in Waterville This Weekend

July 27, 2023

The 8th Annual Blues, Brews and Brats Festival will be held this weekend on Saturday, July 29, in Downtown Waterville. The festival is presented by the Waterville Rotary and Third Street Cigar, with RCO Law as a sponsor. Chris Canas, known as Detroi ...

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Luck Elected Fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation

July 20, 2023

Congratulations to Attorney Amy J. Luck who was inducted into the Ohio State Bar Foundation as a Fellow at a ceremony at the Supreme Court of Ohio on June 13 in Columbus. Amy joins the Class of 2023 which includes 25 attorneys who serve private firms ...

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Luck Elected President of The Toledo Women's Bar Association

June 29, 2023

RCO Law Labor and Employment Attorney Amy J. Luck was recently elected to serve as president of The Toledo Women’s Bar Association (TWBA) Board of Directors. She will serve a one-year term through June 2024. Amy has been a member of the TWBA since 20 ...

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Henderson Elected to The Toledo Bar Association Board

June 27, 2023

RCO Law Attorney Kayla L. Henderson was recently elected to The Toledo Bar Association’s Board of Directors for the 2023 term. Kayla previously served as an appointed Junior Bar representative for the TBA Board of Directors, and now serves as a dire ...

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RCO Law Hosts Annual Women's Golf Clinic

June 16, 2023

RCO Law sponsored its annual Women's Golf Clinic at The Claire Batista Golf Academy yesterday (June 15). Firm attorneys and their clients enjoyed working on their long and short games with lessons provided by LPGA Professionals Claire Batista and Lyn ...

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Attorneys Present on Medical Malpractice at Toledo Bar Association's Annual Medical Legal Seminar

May 23, 2023

Healthcare Attorneys Jean Sieler and Kayla Henderson are presenting today at the Toledo Bar Association's Annual Medical Legal Seminar: "Challenging Clients/Patients, Medical Malpractice, Mindfulness and Survival" at ProMedica The Toledo Hospital. P ...

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Thank You Nurses! RCO Law Celebrates Nurses Week

May 04, 2023

RCO Law honors all nurses especially during Nurses Week which is May 6-12. This year's theme is "Nurses Make the Difference: Anytime, Anywhere-Always". Attorney Julie Wiley will present "Communication: The Best Defense" to Bon Secours Mercy Health nu ...

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RCO Law Enjoys a Mud Hens Game at Fifth Third Field

April 12, 2023

Proud to support the home team RCO Law attorneys attended a Mud Hens game on Tuesday, April 11, at Fifth Third Field. The evening included the opportunity to meet with Mud Hens General Manager Erik Ibsen. Erik shared a brief history of the Mud Hens, ...

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Corney Presents on Estate Planning for Ohioans Living in Florida

April 10, 2023

Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorney Sarah Corney will present Estate Planning for Ohioans Living in Florida to two groups in April. On Wednesday, April 12, Sarah is presenting to the Toledo Bar Association Probate Committee. She also wi ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Women's Leadership Forums in Findlay

March 17, 2023

For the second year, RCO Law will be a leading sponsor of the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Women's Leadership Forums. There are three luncheons planned with the first being held on Thursday, April 6, featuring Best-selling Author Collee ...

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Beach to Address Employment Labor Conference on March 24

March 15, 2023

Labor and Employment Attorney Bill Beach will present Showcase Showdown: Things to Include in Your Employee Handbook at The Employers’ Association Employment Law Conference on Friday, March 24, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg. Bill advises emplo ...

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Krendl Joins Two Community Boards in Findlay

March 10, 2023

Attorney Dylan Krendl was recently elected to serve as a board member of the Findlay Young Professionals, a group sponsored by the Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce. FYP’s mission is to build professional connections, impact the community th ...

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Klein Elected President of Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association

March 07, 2023

Attorney Matt Klein has been elected president of the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association (FHCBA) for 2023. The FHCBA includes 150 attorneys and judicial officers who perform legal services and reside in Hancock County. The FHCBA is a voluntary pr ...

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RCO Law Celebrates National Women in Construction Week

March 07, 2023

RCO Law is pleased to support National Women in Construction Week, March 5 through 11. The week, "Many Paths, One Mission," focuses on the different journeys women are taking toward the same goal - strengthening and amplifying the success of women in ...

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Wiley Honored for Dedicated Community Service

March 06, 2023

Each year The Mirror, a community newspaper in Maumee, asks readers to nominate a person who has made a positive impact in the community. Attorney Julie Wiley was honored as one of the "General's Heroes" in 2022. This is the second time that Julie wa ...

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How Do I Avoid Probate?

March 02, 2023

By Sarah J. Corney Published in the Buzz Book, Spring 2023 If you are exploring options for passing on an inheritance to your loved one, here are the terms and options to know: Beneficiary Designations. Life insurance policies and retirement account ...

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Firm Supports Habitat for Humanity Homeowners

March 01, 2023

Attorney Tim Konieczny is active with Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County providing pro bono legal work for families that are working to achieve their dream of home ownership. Over the last several years Tim has assisted with providing mortgage and ...

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Ohio Supreme Court Holds Firm on Medical Negligence in Two Late 2022 Opinions

December 05, 2022

The conservative majority of the Ohio Supreme Court held firm and clarified two important medical negligence defenses in back-to-back decisions issued in the last 10 days. In Clawson v. Heights Chiropractic Physicians LLC, Slip Opinion No. 2022-Ohio ...

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Gingerbread Houses on the Holiday Party Agenda

December 01, 2022

RCO Law's Healthcare Practice Group hosted two holiday parties this week for health care clients. ProMedica's Risk Management Team members were guests on Wednesday, November 30, and Bon Secours Mercy Health System's Risk Management Team members were ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Findlay Chamber's Women's Leadership Forum

November 22, 2022

RCO Law is a sponsor of the Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce's Women's Leadership Forum on Wednesday, November 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock Hotel, 631 S. Main Street. The keynote speaker will be Sarah Zerr, a former Marine C ...

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RCO Law Attorneys to Present at TBA Common Pleas Court Seminar

November 16, 2022

The Toledo Bar Association's Lucas County Common Pleas Court Seminar will be held on Friday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at TBA offices, 311 N. Superior Street. Attorneys Jean Sieler and Jeff Smith will be leading breakout sessions on Winni ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Marathon Center for the Performing Arts 70s Rock Concert

November 10, 2022

RCO Law is pleased to support the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay. On Friday, November 18, MCPA is presenting Rock of the 70s featuring The Guess Who, Firefall and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. The "Rock Hard, Live Longer" concert be ...

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Fitzpatrick to Present at Toledo Bar Association's Elder Law Seminar

November 08, 2022

Attorney Marissa Fitzpatrick will present Asset Protection Trusts and Medicaid: Proactive Planning vs. "Crisis" Planning at the Toledo Bar Association's Annual Probate Court/Elder Law Seminar on Wednesday, November 16. The seminar will be held from 1 ...

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Fitzpatrick to Host Estate Planning Signing Meetings for New Habitat Homeowners

October 31, 2022

Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning Attorney Marissa K. Fitzpatrick will be hosting Estate Planning Signing Meetings for Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity families on Tuesday, November 1, and on Wednesday November 2 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Hab ...

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Two Attorneys Nominated for 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

October 21, 2022

Congratulations to Attorneys Bob Tucker and Marissa Fitzpatrick who are nominees for the 20 Under 40 Award in Toledo. This leadership recognition program honors individuals who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in the community.Th ...

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Murray Joins Leadership Toledo Class of 2022

October 12, 2022

Attorney Kate Murray joins the Leadership Toledo Class of 2022. The Class of 2022 includes 54 individuals from local businesses and non-profit organizations who will participate in a 10-month program to learn more about the Greater Toledo region and ...

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Sieler Elected President of National Association of Women in Construction Toledo

October 04, 2022

Attorney Jean Sieler has been elected president of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Toledo Chapter. Jean was installed as president at the organization’s September 20 meeting. Jean has been active w ...

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How Do I Avoid Probate?

September 28, 2022

By Sarah Corney Published in the Buzz Book, Spring 2023 If you are exploring options for passing on an inheritance to your loved one, here are the terms and options to know: Beneficiary Designations. Life insurance policies and retirement accounts al ...

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Survival Skills for the Sandwich Generation

August 29, 2022

This article was written by Estate Planning Attorney Sarah J. Corney for the Buzz Book, Fall 2022. Caught in the middle caring for older and younger generations? Running between pediatricians and geriatricians addressing medical and legal needs? As ...

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RCO Law Sponsors Findlay Women's Leadership Forum on August 25

August 22, 2022

The Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Women's Leadership Forum on Thursday, August 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hancock Hotel, 631 S. Main Street, Findlay. The luncheon will feature Dr. Renee Smith, chief medical of ...

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RCO Law Celebrates and Supports the Work of Leadership Toledo

August 22, 2022

For over 40 years RCO Law has been a proponent and active participant in supporting the work of Leadership Toledo, a program designed for young business leaders helping them to build professional networks and become involved in important community in ...

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Sieler to Address Maumee Chamber of Commerce September Meeting

August 18, 2022

Attorney Jean Sieler will be the keynote speaker for the Maumee Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at Parkway Place, 2592 Parkway Plaza, Maumee. Jean will speak on "Intergenerational Communication: Ef ...

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RCO Law Celebrates Summer Associates at Firm Golf Outing

August 16, 2022

Ready to tee off at Ottawa Park are (L to R) Julie Wiley, Jeff Smith, Zack Lemon, Sarah Smidi, Josh Kin, Dylan Krendl, Nick Vidra (guest), Marissa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Knepp, and Kayla Henderson. At the RCO Law annual golf outing held on August 12 at O ...

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Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation's Day of Giving is TODAY

August 16, 2022

RCO Law is a matching gifts sponsor for Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation’s Day of Giving today. The Firm joins Plante Moran and Terry L. Bossert in providing funds so that pledges of up to $5,000 will be doubled on this date. For over 150 years ...

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Corney Speaks on the Importance of Estate Planning on WBGU Broadcast

August 15, 2022

August is "Make a Will Month." RCO Law Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorney Sarah Corney and Scott Hohman, CFP, AIF, president of Resolute Wealth Advisor, Inc., Findlay, were interviewed on WBGU's The Journal program hosted by Steve Kenda ...

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New Firm Administrator Joins RCO Law

July 19, 2022

RCO Law welcomes Angela G. Barchick as its Firm Administrator. Angie is responsible for administrative, financial, human resources, IT, and facilities functions for the Firm and its three offices. She supervises clerical and administrative support ta ...

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RCO Law Supports Genacross Foundation Day of Giving on August 16

July 19, 2022

RCO Law is a key matching gifts sponsor for Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation’s Day of Giving on Tuesday, August 16. The Firm joins Plante Moran and Terry L. Bossert in providing funds so that pledges of up to $5,000 will be doubled on this date ...

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Krendl Accepted in Hancock County Leadership Program

July 18, 2022

Attorney Dylan J. Krendl will join the Hancock County Leadership Program’s Class of 2023 that kicks off on August 19. Dylan joins 29 other young professionals for the nine-month program that will build relationships, develop leadership skills, and cr ...

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