At Ulmer & Berne, our goal is to provide exceptional service and value for every single client. We also understand that each client represents an important relationship to us, whether that client is an individual, a small business or a Fortune 500 company.
Since our founding in 1908, the firm has grown to its present position as a leading Midwest-based law firm. Our attorneys in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus serve as counselors to a wide range of clients that includes individuals, sole proprietorships, public and privately held companies, multinational corporations, financial institutions, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. At Ulmer & Berne, we can certainly say that we grow with our clients in order to best meet their needs. Our growth can therefore be attributed to our excellence in client services on a regional, national and international level.
In a small Cleveland office more than 100 years ago, business lawyers Jacob Ulmer and Joseph Berne entered into practice as Ulmer & Berne. Since our founding, the remarkable growth in attorney numbers, and practice areas has reflected Ulmer & Bernea's continued commitment to not only meet our clients changing needs, but exceed their expectations. To see an expanded version of our firm history, please see our 100th Anniversary Firm Timeline.
After significant growth and success in our Ohio offices, we opened a Chicago office in 2001, which enhanced the Firm's already substantial financial services industry practice. By 2010 our Chicago presence had increased significantly and the office was moved to a new 18,000-square-foot space in Chicago's Citigroup Center. With additional room for growth, the Firm's Chicago office continues to expand practice areas and increase attorney headcount through aggressive and strategic lateral recruiting efforts.
Today, Ulmer & Berne has approximately 180 lawyers among across four offices. Despite our standing as one of the largest law firms in the region, and one of the 250 largest in the United States, we still hold strong to the ideals of our two founders. Ulmer & Berne continues to provide the reach, depth, presence and trust that our clients have relied on for more than 100 years.
Lawyers Worldwide: 210
Areas of Practice
Acquisition & Development
Alternative Investment & Investment Management
Banking & Commercial Finance
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation
Broker-Dealer & Investment Litigation
Business Counseling & Business Transactions
Capital Markets and Securities Transactions
Complex Business Litigation
Compliance/Fraud & Abuse/Privacy
Consumer & Commercial Litigation
Corporate Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
Distressed Real Estate
Employment & Labor
Executive & Incentive Compensation
Financial Crisis Task Force
Financial Services Regulatory
Governance Disputes & D&O Litigation
Green Business Practice
Immigration Management Services
Intellectual Property & Technology
Land Use & Zoning
Mass Tort/Occupational Exposure
Mergers & Acquisitions
Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Mass Tort Litigation
Privacy, Data Protection & Information Security
Property Taxation, Abatements & Exemptions
Real Estate Finance
Risk Management & Regulatory Compliance
Securities & Corporate Governance Compliance
Tax Advantaged Investments
Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition/Non-Competes
Trusts & Estates
White Collar Defense
Armor USA Inc.
ASHTA Chemicals Inc.
Avery Dennison Corporation
Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Butler Wick & Co., Inc.
Ceres Group, Inc.
Champaign National Bank & Trust
Charles Schwab & Co.
City of Cleveland
Cleveland-Cuyahoga County CFA
Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.
Developers Diversified Realty
Dubin & Associates, Inc.
The Edward R. Hart Company
IMG Worldwide, Inc.
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
Key Principal Partners
Lake Erie Monsters
LG Electronics, Inc.
Linde Gas LLC
Nippo USA Inc.
NRP Group LLC
Office Depot, Inc.
Park-Ohio Holding Corp.
PNC Bank N.A.
Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
Raymond James Financial Inc.
RBS Citizens, N.A. dba Charter One
Revol-Cleveland Unlimited, Inc.
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Inc.
Steiner + Associates, Incorporated
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
United Feather & Down, Inc.
US Bank Corp.
Wachovia Securities, LLC
Yum! Brands, Inc.