Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP announced today that four attorneys – Christopher R. Mykytiak, Charles W. Pugh and Christopher W. St. Marie from its Cleveland office, and Samuel C. Sneed from San Diego – have been elected to the firm’s partnership.
“Our vision and strategy rely on the strength, support and drive of our people, and this group of talented attorneys represents the future of the firm,” said CEO and Managing Partner Marc J. Kessler. “I welcome them all to our partnership and look forward to seeing their continuing contributions in the years to come.”
Mykytiak counsels clients in the areas of real estate, finance and general corporate law. His training and background have shaped his preparation, approach and advice so that he is able to provide common sense solutions based upon his previous experience and perspective. He values creating long-lasting relationships with clients and enjoys learning about their business goals and objectives.
Mykytiak’s experience includes working on and closing a variety of transactions within the real estate industry, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, telecommunications, raw land and hospitality. He regularly counsels tenants and landlords in connection with high-dollar commercial leases in all major markets across the United States. He also represents buyers and sellers in acquisitions and dispositions of single and multi-site real estate. Mykytiak also has significant experience handling the real estate aspects of corporate and private-equity acquisitions and dispositions.
Mykytiak received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009 and his B.A. in International Relations and Psychology, both with honors, from Michigan State University in 2006.
Pugh helps clients navigate through a wide range of complex corporate litigation matters, including contractual disputes, business torts, consumer class actions and employment matters. He is fully involved in all aspects of case development and trial preparation, arguing motions, engaging in arbitration and taking and defending depositions in state and federal proceedings. Pugh has been named a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers® from 2017-2019. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law in 2004, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Governors. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Kenyon College in 2001.
St. Marie focuses his practice on business litigation and complex commercial disputes, and construction law and is experienced in counseling clients on a wide variety of disputes, including breach of contract, business tort and negligence claims, insurance coverage issues, real estate and construction litigation, general construction disputes, patent infringement, franchise disputes and claims for the return of stolen or illegally exported art. He is fully engaged in all aspects of case development and trial preparation in state and federal proceedings, arguing motions, engaging in mediation, and taking and defending depositions with extensive experience pleading and dispositive motion experience discovery. St. Marie has been named a Rising Star in Ohio Super Lawyers® from 2016-2019. St. Marie received his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, in 2010, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Governors and was Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Health. He received his B.A. in English, with an International Studies Concentration, from John Carroll University in 2002.
Sneed represents clients in commercial litigation, business torts, labor and employment disputes, real estate litigation, class-action defense and alternative dispute resolution matters. In addition to his considerable litigation and trial experience, Sneed regularly advises individuals, businesses, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors and employees in employment matters, contractual controversies and pre-litigation dispute resolution. Sneed received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 2008 where he served on the National Moot Court Team and was the Senior Editor of the Wake Forest Intellectual Property Journal. Sneed received his B.A., magna cum laude, from California State University of Sacramento in 2004, where he was Male Student Athlete of the Year.