Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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215 Don Knotts Boulevard Suite 310 | Morgantown | West Virginia | 26501 | USA


Since our establishment in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1908, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has provided quality legal counsel to our clients enabling them to accomplish more. In recent years, our practice has grown into a national firm that services clients from coast-to-coast, as well as internationally. Today's full-service practice, with more than 750 attorneys, continues the standards established by our founding partners over a decade ago, which are efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions for clients.

Our firm's commitment to quality service extends from our highly-skilled attorneys to our experienced professional staff. By establishing relationships based on trust, communication and responsiveness, we tailor our service to ensure our clients' current needs are met while also anticipating future ones.

Lawyers Worldwide: 782

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Connelly Decision: Supreme Court Rules Company-Owned Life Insurance Must Be Included in Estate Valuation

A recent Supreme Court decision means that owners of closely held companies with company-owned life insurance policies should take extra precautions to avoid an unexpectedly large estate tax bill from the IRS. On June 6, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States decided in Connelly v. United States that the value of a company-owned life insurance policy death benefit must be included in the valuation of a closely held corporation for federal estate tax purposes regardless of any contractual redemption obligation imposed on the death benefit proceeds...

Summer Travel Season: Tips for Traveling as a U.S. Visa Holder

Summer is travel season, and whether you are traveling this summer to obtain a visa, or are traveling with a valid visa, there is a lot to keep in mind. From knowing the right documents to carry to making sure to schedule your appointment with enough time in advance, traveling as a nonimmigrant U.S. visa holder can be difficult. Below, we have compiled some tips and guidelines to keep in mind when traveling to avoid issues and ensure smooth travels this season. Traveling to a Visa Appointment Traveling to a visa appointment can be an intimidating process...

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Protecting Innovation from Coast to Coast: Dinsmore Adds Experienced Patent Attorney in Washington D.C.

In a strategic move that will strengthen the capabilities of the Firm’s leading-edge intellectual property practice, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Nate Phares in Washington D.C. As a trusted advisor in client management to some of the nation’s leading patent filers, Nate was drawn to Dinsmore’s intellectual property group members and leadership, finding their approach to growth aligned with his own. In the coming months, he looks forward to helping expand the Firm’s ever-growing IP practice to benefit clients both here and abroad...

Dinsmore Expands its Chambers and Partners Rankings with Top Honors Across Multiple States and Practice Areas

Yearly rankings by Chambers and Partners demonstrate Dinsmore's continued excellence in various areas of law, among departments and individual levels, particularly across the Firm's offices in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Chambers and Partners, a legal publishing group based in London, England, employs a team of over 200 researchers who conduct interviews throughout the United States. Law firms and attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the highest ranking. Up from 13 in 2023, Dinsmore ranked in 15 departments on the 2024 list, including Band 1 in Indiana for Real Estate and in Ohio for Public Finance...

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