Six Hahn Loeser Partners Named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for 2022

Jeffrey M. Folkman , Stanley R. Gorom III, Steven A. Goldfarb , Andrew J. Krause , Marc J. Kessler , O. Judson Scheaf III

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is proud to announce that Best Lawyers® has selected six of the firm’s partners as 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” in three different markets. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making the award a significant honor.

Listed below are the Hahn Loeser attorneys named as 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” in the practice area and designated metropolitan area in which they are recognized.

Andrew J. Krause – Trust and Estates (Naples)

Jeffrey M. Folkman – Tax Law (Naples)

Marc J. Kessler – Franchise Law (Columbus)

Judson Scheaf III – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning (Columbus)

Stanley R. Gorom III – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Cleveland)

Steven A. Goldfarb – Litigation – Banking and Finance (Cleveland)

Krause has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2003 and has 40 years of experience as a trust and estates attorney. He focuses his practice on family wealth transfer planning, plus estate and trust settlement and administration. Other accolades for Krause include selection in Florida Super Lawyers from 2006-21 and an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Folkman’s practice includes corporate and partnership tax planning with limited liability companies, partnerships, and S corporations. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008, across four specialties. Folkman also has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Kessler, former CEO and Managing Partner of Hahn Loeser, has now earned two “Lawyer of the Year,” honors in the last five years. Prior to his 2022 selection for Franchise Law, he was also recognized for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants) in 2018. Kessler has consistently been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2005, has earned AV Preeminent status from Martindale Hubbell, and is ranked among the top tier of attorneys in General Commercial Litigation in Ohio in Chambers USA.

Scheaf has more than 30 years of experience in civil litigation has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in four different specialties for the past 12 years. His “Lawyer of the Year” honor in Litigation – Land Use and Zoning — is his second in four years. Scheaf has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers seven times and has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Gorom, Hahn Loeser’s CEO and Managing Partner, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012. He handles a wide range of complex matters involving real estate, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing and gaming. Gorom has been selected to Super Lawyers five times and has earned AV Preeminent status from Martindale Hubbell.

Goldfarb is co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s Litigation Practice Area, and leads the firm’s Class Action and Title Insurance Industry Team. He has earned recognition from Best Lawyers in America every year since 2007 and from Chambers USA every year since 2008. Goldfarb also has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Beyond these Lawyer of the Year rankings for 2022, Hahn Loeser was honored to have 54 attorneys listed in this year’s Best Lawyers and 17 attorneys in Best Lawyers Ones to Watch.  This includes attorneys across six cities, four states and 47 practice areas.  You can read more information here (link).

About Best Lawyers
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