Robison, Curphey & O'Connell Feedhttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10en-us16 May 2022firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRCO Law Honors Nurses During National Nurses Weekhttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124601&format=xml10 May 2022NewsNational Nurses Week is celebrated from May 9 through May 14. RCO Law joins the nation in honoring all nurses who are providing outstanding patient care especially during the pandemic.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> On May 10 and May 14, Attorney Julie Wiley will present &quot;Preventing Healthcare Liability in the Electronic Health Record and Social Media Era&quot; for nurses affiliated with the Bon Secours Mercy Health System. Her webinar presentation, from noon to 1 p.m., will focus on the use of social media as it relates to HIPPA confidentiality. With over 30 years of legal experience in the healthcare sector, Julies serves as chairman of the Firm's Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Practice Group.&nbsp;https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10RCO Law Sponsors Project 419 for Estate and Financial Plannershttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124578&format=xml09 May 2022News<span style="font-size: medium;">RCO Law is pleased to serve as a sponsor of Project 419, an event for estate and financial planning professionals sponsored by the Greater Toledo Community Foundation, on Friday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the One SeaGate Auditorium.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The agenda will include headline speakers including Sam Donaldson, law professor at Georgia State University, Atlanta, who will speak on &quot;Solving Your Client's Puzzle: Tax &amp; Estate Planning Amidst Uncertainty,&quot; and Edwin Morrow III, wealth strategist for the Huntington Private Wealth Strategy Group, who will speak on &quot;Income Tax Planning Challenges &amp; Opportunities with Trusts.&quot;<br /> <br /> </span> <p><span style="font-size: medium;">RCO Law Estate Planning Attorney Sarah Corney will present &quot;Estate Planning for Ohioans Living in Florida.&quot;&nbsp; Her breakout presentation will include practical ways that clients can avoid probate in two states and take advantage of state income tax savings.<br /> <br /> Additional breakout speakers include Tyler Horning, principal of TDC Life, who will address &quot;Leaving a Life Insurance Policy &amp; Solving Problems,&quot; and Attorney Carol Sobczak who will speak on &quot;Fore! Estate Planning is Like Golf: It's All in the Follow Through!&quot;<br /> <br /> Project 419 began in 2016 as a partnership between four local professional organizations and has evolved into a day-long educational conference for estate and financial planning professionals doing business in Ohio, Michigan and surrounding regions.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To register go to </span><a href="https://www.project419toledo.com/"><span style="font-size: medium;">project419Toledo.com</span></a><span style="font-size: medium;">.</span></p> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10RCO Law Sponsors Findlay Chamber Women's Leadership Forumhttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124554&format=xml05 May 2022News<p>RCO Law is a sponsor of the Findlay Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Women's&nbsp;Mentoring Connection on Friday, May 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Birchaven Clubhouse, 15100 Birchaven Lane.</p> <p>The topic will be &quot;Nurturing Innovation in Rural Communities&quot;. Attorney Marissa K. Fitzpatrick will welcome guests. The facilitator is Dr. Jasmine Bradley, LGBTQ + Spectrum. She and panelists including Melissa LaRocco, Legal Aid of Western Ohio; Kirby Overton, University of Findlay; Erin Schwiebert, Marathon Petroleum Corporation; and Robin Walters-Powell, University of Findlay; represent different generations as well as participate in the Cultural Humility &amp; Health Equity Delegation. The Chamber&rsquo;s Hancock Leadership Class &ndash; represented by panelist Kirby Overton &ndash; has undertaken a class project at Artwork launching a <em>You Belong</em> campaign directly connected with the delegation.</p> <p>The Women's Leadership Program is designed to engage, educate, and develop women for leadership positions in the workplace and the community.&nbsp; Women's Leadership Forums are the backbone of the program and provide a way to for women to come together, network, and learn from experts about topics that impact their personal and professional lives. For additional information <a href="https://findlayhancockchamber.com/womensleadership/" target="_blank">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Attorneys Bill Beach and Amy Luck To Speak at Center for Nonprofit Resources Workshop on April 28https://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124272&format=xml07 Apr 2022News<div class="wp-block-columns" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 1.5em auto 28px; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 16px; line-height: inherit; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; display: flex; flex-wrap: nowrap; width: 953.675px; max-width: 1140px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);"> <div class="wp-block-column is-vertically-aligned-top" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px 0px 1em; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; flex-grow: 0; min-width: 0px; word-break: break-word; overflow-wrap: break-word; flex-basis: 66.66%; align-self: flex-start;"> <p class="has-text-color" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 1.5em 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.5; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">The Center for Noprofit Resources and Toledo Bar Association are teaming up to <br /> offer a&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: bolder; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">free</span>&nbsp;workshop &quot;Labor and Employment Update: Managing Employer and<br /> Employee Expectations During COVID,&quot;&nbsp;on Thursday, April 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.<br /> at The Toledo Club. RCO Law Labor and Employment Attorneys Bill Beach and Amy Luck<br /> will lead this workshop that will focus on understanding COVID mandates and <br /> accommodations for employees.</span></p> <p class="has-text-color" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 1.5em 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: 1.5; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span style="font-size: small;">During the pandemic, employers realized many positions can be performed effectively<br /> offsite if the employer approves and provides the necessary equipment and technical<br /> support. Learn about why employers are encouraged to establish specific policies <br /> regarding remote work and offering flexibility for employees. Guidance will also include<br /> ADA, FMLA and leave requests.<br /> <br /> Employee discipline will be addressed.&nbsp; It is important that employers have a written<br /> discipline policy that is realistic and enforceable. It could include a step-by-step process<br /> that begins with a verbal warning and can lead to suspension and eventually termination,&nbsp;<br /> but it can also be tailored to the individual employer.<br /> <br /> Bill and Amy will also discuss distinguishing between independent contractors, <br /> employees and volunteers, as well as the essential updates on policies and procedures for employee handbooks. To learn more and to register, <a href="https://c4npr.org/2022/02/25/labor-employment-update/">click here</a>.<br /> <br /> </span><img width="1024" height="1024" alt="" data-srcset="https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-300x300.png 300w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-150x150.png 150w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-768x768.png 768w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-400x400.png 400w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-500x500.png 500w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2.png 1200w" data-src="https://www.c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-1024x1024.png" data-sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" class="wp-image-10105 lazyloaded" src="https://www.c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-1024x1024.png" data-pagespeed-url-hash="31059146" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" srcset="https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-300x300.png 300w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-150x150.png 150w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-768x768.png 768w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-400x400.png 400w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2-500x500.png 500w, https://c4npr.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Copy-of-2020-Workshops-600-x-600-1-2.png 1200w" style="font: inherit; color: rgb(153, 153, 153); box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none; vertical-align: baseline; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 400ms ease 0ms; max-width: 100%; height: auto;" /></p> </div> </div> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 1.5em auto 0px; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; width: 953.675px; max-width: 1140px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">&nbsp;</p> <div class="wp-block-columns" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 1.5em auto 28px; padding: 0px 15px; border: 0px; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 16px; line-height: inherit; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; display: flex; flex-wrap: nowrap; width: 953.675px; max-width: 1140px; color: rgb(153, 153, 153);"> <div class="wp-block-column" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px 0px 1em; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; flex-grow: 0; min-width: 0px; word-break: break-word; overflow-wrap: break-word; flex-basis: 33.33%;">&nbsp;</div> </div>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Firm Cheers for Mud Hens on Opening Dayhttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124263&format=xml06 Apr 2022News<p>Grateful for spring weather and the beginning of the baseball season, RCO Law was at Fifth Third Field yesterday to celebrate Opening Day joining over 10,500 fans in the stadium.&nbsp; The Hens won their game 5-0 against Rochester.</p> <p><img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images//Mud_Hens_Opening_Day_MKF.JPG" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="455" /><br /> Attorney Marissa Fitzpatrick enjoyed Opening Day with Nick Vidra.</p> <p><img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images/Mud_Hens_Suite_April_2022.JPG" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="437" height="341" /><br /> RCO Law&rsquo;s Suite 26 has a new look with colorful signage and fresh paint. Located behind first base, it&rsquo;s a great spot to watch a Hens game.</p>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10We're Hiring! Check Out Two Openings on Legal + Admin Sidehttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124222&format=xml01 Apr 2022News<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">RCO Law is looking for a business and transactional associate attorney and an accountant (part-time).&nbsp;&nbsp;RCO Law is an innovative, mid-size general practice Firm serving clients from offices in Toledo, Waterville, and Findlay. Founded more than a century ago, RCO Law provides legal counsel to individuals and businesses ranging from family enterprises to Fortune 500 corporations.&nbsp;The Firm is an equal opportunity employer.<br /> </span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><br /> <span style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">We're looking for a motivated attorney with three-to-seven years of experience to work in the Business and Corporate Practice Group.&nbsp; Qualifications include drafting skills, attention to detail, solid business judgement, and client business development skills.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">We are also searching for an accountant (part time) who will be responsible for accounts payable, payroll, the general ledger, and bank reconciliations.</span><br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">To learn more about these career opportunities and how to apply&nbsp;<a href="https://www.rcolaw.com/?p=6666">click here.</a></span></span><o:p></o:p></p>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Beach and Luck to Address Employers' Association Employment and Labor Law Conferencehttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124166&format=xml29 Mar 2022NewsRCO Law Labor and Employment Attorneys Bill Beach and Amy Luck will be presenting at The EA!&nbsp; Employers' Association Employment and Labor Law Conference on Friday, April 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, Levis Commons, Perrysburg. The theme of the conference is State Fair. The conference, designed for human resource professionals, will be a hybrid event with participants opting to attend in-person, or virtually.<br /> <br /> Bill will be presenting on &quot;Finding Your Way at the Carnival - 2022 Employee Handbook Updates&quot;. His presentation will focus on handbook content including trending issues, hiring, day-to-day operations, and termination.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Amy will be presenting on &quot;Rollercoaster of Discrimination and Harassment Claims&quot;.<br /> <br /> To learn more about The EA! and to register for the State Fair Labor and Employment Conference<a href="https://theea.org/events/2022-employment-law-conference/"> click here</a>.&nbsp;https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Firm Welcomes New Attorney and Three Paralegalshttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=124074&format=xml21 Mar 2022News<img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images/Tim_Konieczny_news.jpeg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="146" height="174" /> <p>RCO Law welcomes <strong>Timothy A. Konieczny</strong> as Of Counsel to the Firm, practicing in the areas of business, corporate, estate planning, wealth preservation, finance, and real estate. Tim began his legal career as an associate with Robison, Curphey and O&rsquo;Connell in 1982. In 2005, Tim ventured out forming his own practice for 16 years. He re-joined the Firm in February 2022.</p> <p>With 40 years of experience, he has represented hundreds of clients. Tim&rsquo;s decision to return to RCO Law is a welcome move as he contributes a depth of experience for existing clients of the Firm, while expanding legal services available for his clients. The Firm looks forward to Tim&rsquo;s steady guidance while mentoring younger attorneys in their formative years.</p> <p>He is the former board chairman of Otterbein Sunset House SeniorLife Community; is a board member of the St. John Lutheran Church Endowment Trust, Inc., Oak Harbor; and is the president of Miller Investment Fund LLC, Toledo.</p> <p><u><strong>Paralegals</strong></u></p> <img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images/Chrissy_Adam_news.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="146" height="187" /> <p><strong>Christina M. &ldquo;Chrissy&rdquo; Adam</strong> joins RCO law to assist with the administration of trusts, estates, and business transaction matters. She has over 20 years of law firm experience in various capacities, including over 10 years focusing on Ohio and Michigan probate administration, estate planning, and real estate matters. Chrissy especially enjoys providing support to clients and their families during difficult times, helping them to navigate the various stages and challenges presented when settling an estate.</p> <p>Chrissy has in-house corporate paralegal experience, including the purchase and sale of corporate-owned stores; filing UCC Financing Statements nationwide; preparing and processing SBA Addendums and subordination agreements; and reviewing various business master services, purchase, and non-disclosure agreements.</p> <img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images/Lisa_Aloi_news.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="146" height="182" /> <p><strong>Lisa M. Aloi</strong> brings 13 years of paralegal experience to the Healthcare and Litigation Practice Groups at RCO Law. Prior relevant work focused on litigation, insurance defense, and personal injury matters. Lisa&rsquo;s strong skillsets in organization, communication, research, and investigation complement the Firm&rsquo;s collaborative approach to client service, and she delivers a strong work ethic and can-do attitude to the Firm&rsquo;s litigation practice.</p> <img src="https://www.rcolaw.com/7599B1/assets/images/Kelly_White_news.jpg" hspace="10" vspace="0" align="left" alt="" border="0" width="146" height="178" /> <p><strong>Kelly J. White</strong>, R.N. joins RCO Law as a paralegal in the Healthcare and Medical Malpractice Practice Group. Kelly earned her associate degree in Nursing from the University of Toledo Community and Technical College in 1992. Upon graduation, Kelly served as a registered nurse in a hospital setting. In 2005 she returned to The University of Toledo College of Law to earn her Nurse Paralegal Certificate. She worked for another private practice law firm from 2010 through 2015, before joining HCR ManorCare&rsquo;s legal department in 2015 and served there until 2017. Kelly combines significant medical and legal support knowledge to enhance the Firm&rsquo;s representation of its litigation clients.</p>https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10RCO Law Sponsors and Presents at SOHA-OSHRM Spring Conferencehttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=123991&format=xml16 Mar 2022NewsRCO Law is a gold sponsor for the 2022 SOHA-OSHRM Virtual Spring Conference on March 18. SOHA is the Society for Health Care Attorneys.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> OSHRM is the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers&nbsp;a forum that allows health care risk managers to benefit from targeted networking and educational opportunities. OSHRM advances the development of risk management, which protects human and financial assets, in a manner consistent with compassionate, cost-effective health care.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> On Friday, Health Care and Litigation Attorneys Corey L. Tomlinson and Kayla L. Henderson will co-present&nbsp; &quot;Legal and Statutory Defenses to COVID Malpractice Claims&quot;. They will focus on federal and state immunity defense to COVID-19 based negligence claims; explore factual and constitutional hurdles to immunity; and discuss standards of care in a pandemic.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Corey is the Northwest Ohio Representative on the SOHA Leadership Team.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> RCO Law's Health Care Practice Group has been a supporting sponsor and contributing member of these respected professional organizations for many years. <br /> <br /> For additional information, go to the SOHA-OSHRM Spring Virtual Conference registration page found <a href="https://ohiohospitals.org/Member-Services/Member-Opportunities/Events/Events/2022-OSHRM-SOHA-Spring-Virtual-Conference">here</a>.<br /> <br type="_moz" />https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10Sarah Corney to Present Sandwich Generation Webinar for Paralegal Associationhttps://www.rcolaw.com/?t=40&an=121913&format=xml07 Mar 2022NewsAttorney Sarah J. Corney has been invited to present &quot;Surviving the Sandwich Generation&quot;, a webinar for the Paralegal Association of Northwest Ohio (PANO) on Tuesday, March 22, from noon to 1 p.m. This is a timely topic for all families who are raising children and taking care of their aging parents.&nbsp;Between 2016 and 2060, it&rsquo;s expected that the number of Americans ages 65 and older will increase by 92%. As a result, women and their spouses, will continue to experience financial, domestic, and emotional dependencies from family members.<br /> <br /> As a partner at RCO Law, Sarah's practice focuses on estate planning and wealth preservation.&nbsp;Much of her practice involves the drafting of wills, trusts, deeds, and business agreements. Sarah&rsquo;s clients seek her counsel throughout all phases of life &ndash; from the humble beginnings of their careers and families, through retirement and beyond. Learn more about Sarah Corney <a href="https://www.rcolaw.com/?t=3&amp;A=7099&amp;format=xml&amp;p=6664">here</a>.<br /> <br /> PANO is committed to the professional development of the individual paralegal and the paralegal profession, the establishment and support of professional standards, and the advancement of paralegals as an integral and distinctive partner in the delivery of legal services.&nbsp;&nbsp;To learn more about PANO and this webinar, <a href="http://www.panonet.org/home.html">click here</a>.&nbsp;https://www.rcolaw.com?t=39&format=xml&directive=0&stylesheet=rss&records=10