Moving Forward… A Q&A regarding the FFCRA

The Department of Labor just posted a helpful Q&A regarding the recently enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Both employers and employees should find the Q&A helpful in answering some common questions regarding the application and execution of the FFCRA. This client alert is intended to summarize significant employment and tax aspects of this […]

Moving Forward… What Does the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay at Home Order Mean for Your Business?

On Sunday, March 22, 2020, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine announced that Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health (the “Director”), exercised her authority under Ohio Revised Code Section 3701.13 to issue a quarantine and isolation order, titled “Director’s Stay at Home Order” (the “Order”). WHEN […]

Moving Forward . . . What Employers Need to Know About the FFCRA

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”  The new law was intended to provide temporary relief to employees and employers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and includes, among other provisions, the following significant employment and tax provisions: 1.      The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, which […]

SMDK Notice to Clients

Our primary goal at Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is to deliver Peace of Mind to our clients. In keeping with that goal, we want to advise you of our response to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are closely monitoring the impact of the outbreak on our clients and our firm and are taking all […]

Stephen L. Byron Appointed as North Perry Village Solicitor

On February 6th, 2020 Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. was retained by North Perry Village in Lake County, Ohio, with Stephen L. Byron serving as the Village Solicitor and Laura T. Pizmoht serving as the Assistant Village Solicitor. Mr. Byron is a Principal of Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. where he […]

Thomas A. FitzSimmons Joins SMDK

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Thomas A. FitzSimmons has joined the firm as Of Counsel.  Mr. FitzSimmons has extensive experience as an attorney and business executive for multiple real estate developers, law firms and an Ohio home rule “Mega Township”.  His practice focuses on all aspects of retail […]

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 […]