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Alumnus pursues philanthropic work alongside real estate practice

Although law degrees seem to run in the family, Joshua Barkan ’12 is forging his own path when it comes to his law career. As a third-generation lawyer, Barkan is also making a splash in the philanthropic world as a young professional in the Columbus community.

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Alumnus heads Lifestyle Communities development expansion

Leaving a position as a partner in a major firm is often a risky proposition. For Brent Miller ’86, making that move seemed like the natural next step. He is now president of a successful housing development company geared toward creating communities for young professionals.

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Doak Finds Home with Habitat for Humanity

Looking back, the path that led Tera Doak ’94 to her current position as associate general counsel for Habitat for Humanity International is clear. While she may not have realized it at first, her passion for helping others and strong background in transactional practice prepared her to step into her role with Habitat for Humanity which partners with people all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home.

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Building Bridge Park: A Look Into the Private Practice of a Real Estate Development Lawyer

Bridge Park is one of the largest mixed-use projects underway in the Midwest. Soon to be Dublin’s newest urban, walkable neighborhood, Bridge Park complements Dublin’s vibrant Historic Downtown and will usher in a new era as a social, commercial, and […]

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Daley honored with teaching award

On March 18, Professor Richard Daley’s classroom received a surprise visit from the university provost, who stopped the class to announce Daley is the winner of the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching By A Lecturer. Daley, a senior lecturer in law, joined the Moritz faculty after practicing real estate law for 28 years.

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2L redirects career into estate law

For 2L Erica Cook, law school was a way to rediscover excitement in her career. She was rising through the ranks at Booz Allen Hamilton, contracting to a branch of the Department of Defense located just outside of Washington, D.C. It was her second professional job, and although she enjoyed the experience, she was looking for more.

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Student builds his dreams

As a child, 3L Troy King was always fascinated by houses. His less-than-ideal childhood environment led him to envision nice homes as an escape to a better life. It was that early vision that motivated King to pursue his passion for real estate by establishing his own real estate company in 2004, and subsequently pursuing real estate law with the hopes of improving the lives of others.

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Daley, Smith win awards from Class of 2013

Professor Rick Daley ’78 and Monte Smith ’90, assistant dean for academic affairs, were honored by the Class of 2013 as the Morgan E. Shipman Outstanding Professor and Outstanding Staff Member, respectively. Daley is a senior lecturer in law with […]

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Corporate counsel helps with Tim Hortons’ expansion

Kate Clay’s career has taken her from Ohio to the West Coast and across the Atlantic Ocean, but it’s her current position with Tim Hortons in Central Ohio that has made her want to stay put.

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Alumnus juggles practice, business, music magazine

A lot of operations take place behind the doors of 207 N. Park Ave. in Fremont, Ohio. Here, Thomas M. Bowlus ’94 heads three businesses.

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Amanda Masters ’96 Fights for Fair Housing in NYC

As the perennial new kid, Amanda Masters ’96 grew up watching the way people treated strangers.

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