July 26, 2017 10:01 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Ulmer & Berne

Company Overview

Ulmer & Berne provides legal services focusing on employee benefits, tax, healthcare, and real estate. The firm’s areas of practice include liability defense, trusts and estates, subrogation, litigation, insurance coverage, intellectual property, and corporate law. It was founded in 1908 and is based in Cleveland, Ohio. The company has offices Columbus and Cincinnati.

1660 West 2nd Street

Suite 1100

Cleveland, OH 44113-1448

United States

Founded in 1908



Key Executives for Ulmer & Berne

Managing Partner
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Information Officer
General Counsel and Partner
Partner and Chairman of Business & Tax Department
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Ulmer & Berne Key Developments

David W. Leopold to Joins as a Partner in Ulmer's Cleveland Office

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced that it has acquired David Wolfe Leopold & Associates, led by David W. Leopold. The acquisition bolsters Ulmer's already robust immigration practice, which provides businesses with integrated solutions for immigration, visa and consular-related challenges. Leopold will be a partner in Ulmer's Cleveland office, bringing with him his full support staff and administrative team. Leopold has more than two decades of experience providing legal counsel to both U.S. and foreign businesses, health care institutions, law firms, religious institutions, nonprofits and other entities on an array of issues related to U.S. immigration, visa and citizenship law. He previously served as President and General Counsel of the Washington, D.C.-based American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Ulmer & Berne LLP Names Jeffrey R. Schaefer and Megan B. Gramke as Co-Chairs of the firm’s eDiscovery Practice Group

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced that partners Jeffrey R. Schaefer and Megan B. Gramke have been named co-chairs of the firm’s eDiscovery practice group. Schaefer and Gramke are based out of the firm’s Cincinnati office. In addition to his leadership role in the eDiscovery group, Schaefer is a registered patent attorney and represents clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright disputes. Gramke has extensive experience managing large-scale eDiscovery projects in complex litigation. She provides practical, effective solutions for clients facing the growing challenges and demands of eDiscovery, including the efficient identification, collection, processing, and production of data.

Ulmer & Berne LLP Appoints William Yu and Sarah Miller Benoit as Counsel

Ulmer & Berne LLP announced the addition of William Yu and Sarah Miller Benoit. Yu will be based in the firm’s Chicago office, and Benoit will be based in Columbus. Both attorneys join Ulmer as counsel from Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP. Yu is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses his practice on complex business litigation for corporate clients. He has significant experience handling complex matters through jury trial in venues throughout the Chicagoland area. Benoit is a business litigator with a successful track record of representing clients in cases involving transportation, general liability, insurance defense, professional liability, catastrophic injuries, insurance matters, and premises liability.

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