Porter Wright Morris & Arthur



250 East Fifth Street

Columbus, OH 45202-5118
Phone: 1 513.381.4700
Fax: 1 513.421.0991
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About the Firm

Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP is one of Ohio’s most reputed firms. Its ability to create legal solutions in an effective and efficient manner has ranked it amongst the top legal firms. Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP is a multi service firm, representing cases and clients form all sectors of the industry. The firm dates back to 1946 London, Ohio, when a young attorney named Richard Harrison set up a single person office to help resolve legal disputes in surrounding areas. He focused on value based services and quality solutions to make his mark in the industry. Now the firm has grown into a large litigation company, with offices located in Cincinnati, Columbus, Washington D.C, Cleveland, and Dayton. Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP has committed itself to providing quality services in the following main areas: banking law, healthcare law, manufacturing law, retail law, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, technology law, environmental law, and corporate law.
 
Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP has a successful history, it has represented many famous companies in the past. Over the years it has experienced a growth in its client base, from individuals to middle sized companies; all recommend Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP for first class legal solutions. The firm has adapted well to the technological advancing era, attorneys work tirelessly to create innovative legal solutions that exceed client expectations. Attorneys at each office of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP have dedicated themselves to helping clients struggling in legal disputes. One major factor that acts as a catalyst to their success is the ability to foresee future trends in changes in the law.
 
When it comes to pro bono work and community development, no one does it better than Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP. This firm is one the first to accept the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Change Challenge. It focuses on keeping a green environment and has set up a “Go Green” program for community members. On the other hand, Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP provides free legal services to low income groups. It is also a member of many NGO’s and charitable organizations in the country.

 

Firm Locations

Areas of Law

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Agriculture
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Compliance programs/audits
  • Distribution, pricing and promotional allowance programs
  • Grand jury investigations/criminal proceedings
  • Intellectual property/Internet
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
  • Trade association representation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Commercial Lending
  • Equipment leasing and financing
  • Financial institution corporate governance
  • Financial institution M&A and formation
  • Financial institution regulation and corporate governance
  • Mezzanine, subordinate and other alternative financing
  • Public finance, bond issuance and economic development
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Representation of financial institution regulatory agencies
  • Tax credit financing
  • UCC and other commercial transactions
  • Bankruptcy, Workout & Creditors' Rights
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Collateral strategies
  • Commercial foreclosures/receiverships
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Customers and suppliers
  • Debtor creditor litigation
  • Distressed Assets
  • Reorganizations and workouts
  • Business Competition Advice & Litigation
  • Anti raiding
  • Antitrust advice and litigation
  • Competitive interference claims
  • Non compete, non solicitation, non recruitment and non disclosure agreements
  • Non competition and trade secret counseling and litigation
  • Business Growth & Operation
  • Board and Committee counsel
  • Business Transactions
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurial Business
  • EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
  • Green initiatives
  • Organization/planning/financing
  • Tax Planning
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Employee Benefits
  • Audits and correction
  • Benefits issues related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation
  • ERISA fiduciary compliance
  • Health and welfare plans
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation
  • Retirement plans
  • Tax exempt and governmental employers
  • Energy & Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Power siting
  • Renewable Energy
  • Telecommunications
  • Environmental Law
  • Audits and assessments
  • CERCLA
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Climate Change
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental permitting
  • Mineral development, permitting and regulatory compliance and litigation
  • Nanotechnology
  • SARA Title III/EPCRA
  • Solid/hazardous waste disposal
  • Government & Regulatory Affairs
  • Election law representation
  • Government Contracts
  • Incentives and grants
  • Legislative drafting and advocacy
  • Regulatory drafting and advocacy
  • Health Law
  • Antitrust counseling and litigation, including clinical integration
  • Business governance and best practices
  • Clinical integration
  • Fraud and abuse counseling, defense, prevention and compliance
  • Government and regulatory representation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health care related intellectual property and technology
  • Hospitals, surgery centers and specialty facilities
  • Information, privacy and security, HIPAA and HITECH
  • Mergers, acquisitions and alliances
  • Physicians, physician practice groups and organizations
  • Privacy breach advice
  • Reimbursement and payor audit/recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Advertising/false advertising/unfair competition
  • Copyrights
  • Enforcement, disputes and litigation
  • Intellectual property audits and strategies
  • International business/intellectual property
  • Joint research and development and joint ventures
  • Patents
  • Promotions, sweepstakes and contests
  • Social media and online identity
  • Trade secret and technology transfers and licensing
  • Trademarks/service marks
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Broker, lender and financial institution matters
  • Data security and breach notification
  • HIPAA and HITECH compliance
  • Information Technology
  • Law enforcement and forensics
  • Litigation
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Privacy regulation US and international
  • Records management and privacy policies
  • Retail and web commerce
  • Workplace privacy
  • International Business & Trade
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Cross border litigation and arbitration
  • Export control restrictions and compliance
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Immigration and cross border employment
  • International business transactions
  • International financing, including letters of credit
  • International Tax Planning
  • International trade and customs regulations and compliance
  • Sales representation, distribution, and licensing agreements
  • Labor & Employment
  • Collective bargaining and arbitrations
  • Employment class and collective actions
  • Employment discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation
  • Executive compensation and employment agreements
  • Immigration
  • Leave/reasonable accommodation administration
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Non competition and trade secrets counseling and litigation
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Preventative workplace counseling
  • Public sector employment
  • Reductions in force and restructuring
  • Union avoidance consultation
  • Wage and hour compliance and litigation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workforce and management training
  • Appellate and Supreme Court Practice
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Class actions and mass tort litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction claims
  • E Discovery
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • Non competition and trade secrets litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Railroad Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Antitrust and regulatory filings
  • Due Diligence
  • Fairness opinions/special committees
  • Transaction structuring
  • Real Estate
  • Affordable housing/fair housing
  • Appropriation/Eminent Domain
  • Coal, oil and gas, and mineral rights
  • Commercial and residential development
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Condominium development and operation
  • Construction and design contracts
  • Economic Development & Incentives
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Foreclosures, receiverships, and workouts
  • Green business and development
  • Mortgage loans and other financing
  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tax Appeals
  • Title Insurance
  • Zoning, annexation, and land use planning
  • Securities
  • Equity, mezzanine and debt securities
  • Investment Advisors
  • Public Company Representation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • SEC investigation and enforcement
  • Tax and Personal Wealth
  • Asset Protection
  • Charitable gift planning
  • Estate and gift planning and administration
  • Federal Tax
  • International Tax
  • Marital agreements, adoptions and guardianships
  • Probate Litigation
  • State and local taxes
  • tax credits
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Technology
  • Implementation of information systems
  • International Transactions
  • Internet and electronic commerce
  • Open source software
  • Outsourcing
  • Software development, licensing and services
  • Technology transfer and licensing

Office Location

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

250 East Fifth Street

Columbus,OH,45202-5118
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