Michael R. Reed

Partner
mreed@hahnlaw.com 614.233.5165

Summary

Michael R. Reed focuses his practice in complex commercial litigation. Mike is well versed in handling business litigation cases involving breach of contract, commercial leases, construction disputes, employment/non-competition agreements, intellectual property disputes, advertising space leases, commercial real estate transactions, securitizations of subprime loans, breach of fiduciary duties, professional fee claims and will contests.

Recently, Mike obtained a summary judgment ruling on liability issues in a case involving design and construction defects at a client’s major manufacturing facility. Mike also obtained a dismissal of a will contest action in which the plaintiff sought recovery of one-half of a large agricultural business.

Mike also has extensive experience in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary class actions and ERISA benefit cases. Mike successfully obtained the dismissal of a complaint seeking in excess of $1.2 million filed on behalf of 35 ERISA plan participants and beneficiaries alleging wrongful denial of benefits. He also obtained a summary judgment ruling on a complaint filed on behalf of a class of more than 5,000 ERISA pension plan participants and beneficiaries seeking in excess of $250 million. That decision was affirmed on appeal to the Sixth Circuit. Mike has been the lead trial lawyer in numerous ERISA cases and other jury and bench trials and has successfully arbitrated and mediated large cases for a variety of clients.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mike worked for several years in management for a major, consumer products manufacturing company.

  • Obtained dismissal of a complaint seeking in excess of $1.2 million filed on behalf of 35 ERISA plan participants and beneficiaries alleging wrongful denial of benefits
  • Obtained summary judgment ruling on a complaint filed on behalf of a class of more than 5,000 ERISA pension plan participants and beneficiaries seeking in excess of $250 million, with the decision affirmed on appeal to the Sixth Circuit
  • Lead trial lawyer in numerous ERISA cases and other jury and bench trials and has successfully arbitrated and/or mediated major settlements
  • Obtained summary judgment ruling on liability issues in a case involving design and construction defects at a client’s major manufacturing facility
  • Obtained dismissal of a will contest action in which the plaintiff sought recovery of one-half of a large agricultural business
  • Obtained a summary judgment on a case involving design and construction defects at a client’s major manufacturing facility
  • Obtained a dismissal of a will contest action in which the plaintiff sought recovery of one-half of a large agricultural business
  • Successfully arbitrated and/or mediated major settlements

Credentials

Education

Allegheny College B.A. 1984

 

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law J.D. 1994

Memberships & Affiliations

Columbus Bar Association, Member, Ethics Committee

 

Columbus Bar Foundation, Fellow

 

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

 

 

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

 

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

 

U.S. Supreme Court

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