EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW
OHM represents a significant number of municipalities, hospital districts, independent school districts, state educational agencies and other public entities in a broad range of matters, including constitutional and due process issues, contracting and procurement, employment and employee benefits, legislation, taxation, board governance, disciplinary proceedings, election law and real estate matters.
Practice Area Attorneys:
S. Stephen Hilmy
Shirley A. Selz
OHM advises businesses and individuals on federal, state and local tax law, liability, strategy and regulation. Clients of the Firm include C-corporations, S-corporations, professional corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, non-profit organizations and foundations, estates and trusts. Firm attorneys have extensive expertise in income, estate, sales and margin tax, exempt organizations, and retirement plan and employee benefits tax matters. The Firm has particular expertise in all facets of ESOP transactions. The Firm also litigates tax matters in the federal and state courts, including the U. S. Tax Court.
Practice Area Attorneys:
Gerald W. Ostarch
FIDUCIARY REPRESENTATION (TRUSTEES, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS) ADMINISTRATION AND LITIGATION
OHM advises individuals, families and fiduciaries (individual and corporate) on a wide variety of estate and trust administration issues. Firm attorneys have significant experience in creating basic to complex wills, trusts and other gift, asset transfer and estate planning devices, and in handling probate proceedings. The Firm also counsels representatives of estates, trusts and investment companies in connection with administrative, tax (including Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer taxes), litigation (including contested wills, trusts and estates) and investment issues.
Business clients are represented in a wide range of commercial litigation, in state and federal court, arising from breach of contract, fraud and general business disputes. The Firm is also engaged by insurers to defend cases involving death, personal injury and property damage arising in connection with premises, products, vehicular and professional liability. Firm attorneys have experience in defending manufacturers and distributors of motor vehicles, electrical appliances and equipment, chemical and industrial products, medical devices, drugs and other industrial and consumer products. Firm attorneys also have extensive experience in the defense of toxic tort claims brought against refineries, waste disposal firms and manufacturers of chemical products. The Firm also has attorneys with training and experience in the mediation of such claims.