Class Notes

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Ronald Rowland, 1972

Ronald Rowland ’72 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of tax law and trust and estates for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Rowland, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, has extensive experience in federal income and estate tax planning as a result of representation of closely held and family-owned businesses.


Lisa Pierce Reisz, 1992

Lisa Pierce Reisz ’92 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of health care law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Reisz, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, focuses her practice on health information technology issues including health information privacy and security under HIPAA/HITECH.


Frederick Ransier, 1974

Frederick Ransier, III ’74 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of bankruptcy and creditor/insolvency and reorganization laws for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Ransier, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents clients in commercial and real estate matters. He is also a member of the firm’s government relations practice.


Jonathan Norman, 1976

Jonathan Norman ’76 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of individual employment law, employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Norman, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment including equal employment rights, wage and hour regulation, union relations, maintaining union-free status, strategic policy planning, and training.


Robert Minor, 1975

Robert “Buz” Minor ’75 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of employers workers’ compensation law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Minor, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, devotes a majority of his practice to matters involving occupational safety and health and disability management.


Daniel Minor, 1981

Daniel Minor ’81 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of real estate law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Minor, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents developers and lenders in mortgage loan financing transactions. He also handles local counsel opinion work and the general real estate needs of corporate clients.


Linda Mendel, 1981

Linda Mendel ’81 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of employee benefits (ERISA) law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Mendel, of counsel in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, focuses her practice on employee benefits and works with employers and multi-employers on health and welfare benefit plan issues.


Theodore “Ted” Mattis , 1991

Theodore “Ted” Mattis ’91 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of commercial litigation and employers workers’ compensation law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Mattis is a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office and a member of the health care and litigation groups. He has extensive experience defending physicians and hospitals in medical malpractice litigation and employers in workers' compensation and general employment matters.


Douglas Matthews, 1987

Douglas Matthews ’87 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of commercial litigation and employment law management for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Matthews is a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office and head of the firm’s electronic discovery practice group. He has experience representing both corporate and public entities in a variety of litigation matters.


Judith Marsh , 2000

Judith Marsh ’00 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of banking and finance law, commercial finance law, commercial transactions/UCC law, and franchise law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Marsh, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, focuses her practice on commercial and business law, with an emphasis on general commercial transactions and the Uniform Commercial Code, commercial finance, and franchising and distribution law.