Cleveland, Ohio,
USA

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Contacts

Primary Contact Christopher McCracken email phone +1 216 583 7050
Secondary Contact Douglas Sesnowitz email phone +1 216 583 7144

Firm Overview

As a leading full-service law firm, Ulmer & Berne LLP represents a diverse client base across the U.S. and abroad. With a nationally recognized reputation of delivering clients superior service and value, and the best legal expertise and resources, we represent publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations with their business and litigation needs.

Listening to our clients and learning about their businesses and legal needs has earned Ulmer & Berne LLP national accolades for client focus and service. Highlights include:

*Benchmark Litigation (2014-2019): Awarded “Firm of the Year” in the State of Ohio (2014,2017 and 2018). Consistently recognized as “highly recommended” for litigation in Ohio.

*BTI Consulting Group Client Service A-Team (2014-2019): Based solely on objective feedback from corporate counsel, Ulmer was rated in the top 25 percent of law firms. Ulmer’s dedication to client service was recognized in all 17 of the activities clients use to evaluate client service.

*BTI Consulting Group “Innovation Builder” (2019): Ulmer is one of only 28 percent of firms clients believe bring innovative change as recognized in the BTI Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook 2019: Clients Rank Their Needs and Law Firm Performance.

*BTI Litigation Outlook 2019: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms (2019): Named to the IP Litigation Honor Role. Ulmer is one of only 35 firms to receive this prestigious designation.

*BTI Consulting Group “Brand Elite” (2013-2018) – Recognized in the “BTI Brand Elite 2018: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms”. Identified as a firm that takes an innovating approach to creating value for clients. Corporate counsel also named Ulmer as a firm that delivers more than what clients expect.

*Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2003-2018). Practice areas ranked by Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business are: Corporate M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Intellectual Property, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

Cincinnati Business Courier (2018): Ranked 8th Largest Law Firm in the Cincinnati region.

Crain’s Cleveland Business (2018): Ranked 8th Largest Law Firm in Cleveland.

*Top 500 Go-To Law Firm (2007-2015)*: In a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the United States and abroad received this distinction.*

*Midwest Real Estate News (2016*): Ranked in the top tier for 12 consecutive years in the list of Top Real Estate Law Firms.

*The National Law Journal (2005-2018): Consistently ranked among the Top 500 Law Firms.

*LAW360 (2011-2018): Listed in Law360 400 – the ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the United States. Ranked 54th in the 100 Law Firms with the Most Product Liability Partners (2014;2015)

*2019 U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (2017) – Recognized in 42 practice areas with 18 national rankings.

*The Best Lawyers in America (2019) – 55 attorneys named.

*Law360 (2017) – Listed in Law360 400 – the ranking of the 400 largest law firms in the U.S. Ranked 54th in the 100 Law Firms with the Most Product Liability Partners (2014; 2015).

*Midwest Real Estate News (2016) – Ranked top tier for 12 consecutive years in the list of Top Real Estate Law Firms.

With offices now in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago and Boca Raton, Ulmer & Berne is positioned to deliver the reach, depth, presence and trust that every client deserves.


Other Offices:
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Boca Raton, Florida
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York, New York