Ronald J. Teplitzky Named President of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A.

Ron Teplitzky has been named President of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. (SMDK) to succeed Paul Singerman, who helped found the Firm in 2001 and served as President since then. Mr. Singerman will now become Chairman. Ron Teplitzky, who has been practicing law for more than 30 years, has been with SMDK since […]

Changes to Retirement Account Planning Under the SECURE Act

By Abbie R. Pappas, Esq. and Edmund G. Kauntz, Esq. On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (“SECURE”) Act. The SECURE Act includes several significant changes to the laws governing qualified retirement accounts (such as IRA and 401k accounts), including the following: Changes to Distribution […]

SMDK Joins Forces with Greater Cleveland Food Bank

In keeping with tradition, Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co. L.P.A. visited the Greater Cleveland Food Bank this summer to help pack food.  Attorneys, staff, and their spouses donated their time (and talent) to assemble boxes and repackage 1-gallon jugs of milk weighing a total of 15,750 pounds.  The heavy lifting also included delivering boxes […]

Congratulations to all of SMDK’s Lawyers Recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. would like to congratulate Paul Singerman, Gary Desberg, Ronald Teplitzky, Evan Hirsch, and Troy Brown on being included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Founded in 1983, The Best Lawyers™, has grown into one of the most respected publications in the legal profession. Candidacy for the publication is based […]

Ohio Opportunity Zone Tax Credit

By Edmund G. Kauntz, Esq. The just-passed Ohio Budget Bill for the two years beginning July 1, 2019 includes a very favorable provision for Ohio investors – an Ohio opportunity zone tax credit.  This new tax credit has the following features: It applies to federally-designated opportunity zones located in Ohio. It allows any investor in a qualified […]

Dylan Mook Joins SMDK

Dylan Mook has joined Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. as an Associate Attorney. While attending law school, Mr. Mook clerked with SMDK. Mr. Mook practices in both transactional and litigation work; including commercial real estate, business organization and transactions, commercial lending, and business litigation. He works closely with clients in order to provide […]

Abbie R. Pappas Joins SMDK

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Abbie R. Pappas has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pappas was an associate at the New York, New York firms of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. She has […]

SMDK Welcomes Laura T. Pizmoht

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Laura T. Pizmoht has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pizmoht was tax counsel at The Sherwin-Williams Company and an adjunct professor of taxation at Case Western Reserve School of Law. She primarily practices in the […]

Paul Singerman Named “2019 Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland” in Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers

Paul Singerman has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America©  as the 2019 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. Paul has been recognized by The Best Lawyers™, the peer-reviewed publication, every year since 2007. This year Paul has received the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction for Cleveland real estate lawyers. Paul is honored to […]

Congratulations to all of SMDK’s 2019 Best Lawyers

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. would like to congratulate Paul Singerman, Gary Desberg, Ronald Teplitzky, Evan Hirsch, and Troy Brown on being included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Founded in 1983, The Best Lawyers™, has grown into one of the most respected publications in the legal profession. Candidacy […]