Thompson Hine has elected nine new partners, located across four of the firm’s offices, representing a broad range of practice areas, including Business Litigation, Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Commercial & Public Finance, Corporate Transactions & Securities, Government Contracts, Privacy & Cybersecurity and Real Estate.

“These future leaders of our firm exhibit outstanding skill in their practice areas and embrace the innovative ideas that drive our commitment to providing enhanced value to clients. Each of them is dedicated to helping clients achieve their business goals by efficiently and transparently delivering exceptional legal services. We are proud to welcome these attorneys to our partnership,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner.

The new partners are:

  • Thomas R. Butchko is a member of the Commercial & Public Finance practice group in Cleveland. He focuses his practice on the development, negotiation and documentation of senior and subordinated credit facilities, asset-based loans, senior and mezzanine debt placements, acquisition financing, structured finance transactions and other complex financing transactions involving banks and other financial institutions, as well as public and private companies.
  • Angela Ceccarelli Daniele is a member of the Real Estate practice group in Dayton. She focuses her practice on a wide range of real estate matters, including commercial real estate acquisitions and dispositions, and industrial, retail and office leasing.
  • Jim Henderson is a member of the Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice group in Cleveland. He focuses his practice on representing secured lenders in workouts, Uniform Commercial Code issues, and other bankruptcy, finance and commercial law matters.
  • Andrea R. McCarthy is a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group in Cleveland. Her practice focuses on advising public companies on securities and general corporate matters, including federal and state securities law filings and compliance. She has experience with a variety of transactions, including follow-on and secondary offerings, initial public offerings, private placements, venture capital financings and public and private company mergers and acquisitions.
  • George B. Musekamp is a member of the Business Litigation practice group in Cincinnati. He has experience in a wide range of substantive litigation matters, with a focus on commercial contract disputes, real estate and construction disputes, defense of employers in claims of discrimination and retaliation, enforcement of employment agreements, and protection of trade secret information.
  • Alexandra Chanin Nelson is a member of the Business Litigation practice in Atlanta. She also serves as the Atlanta chair of Thompson Hine’s Spotlight on Women program. Nelson works extensively with small privately held companies and large publicly held companies on a variety of product liability and business matters. She has significant experience handling complex business litigation matters, including securities and shareholder litigation, real estate matters, matters involving post-employment obligations and product liability litigation in connection with claims related to large tort matters involving fuel gas.
  • Emma Off is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice in Cincinnati. Off is an experienced transactional attorney with a broad-based general corporate and securities background. Off counsels U.S. and international public and private companies across various industries on matters involving complex commercial arrangements, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, entity formation and corporate governance, fiduciary matters, and capital raising and investment.
  • Thomas M. Ritzert is a member of the Business Litigation practice in Cleveland. His practice focuses on complex business litigation and dispute resolution. Ritzert has represented clients in cases involving fiduciary relationships; shareholder disputes; business torts; trade secret, non-compete, copyright and Lanham Act controversies; commercial and contract disputes; and property matters, including condemnation proceedings and disputes regarding use of commercial real estate. He also has significant experience defending corporations and directors in class and derivative shareholder actions challenging mergers, acquisitions and tender offers.
  • Steven G. Stransky is a member of the Privacy & Cybersecurity practice group. He is based in Cleveland and Washington, D.C., and advises clients on complex national and international privacy and information security issues. He assists clients in devising strategies to assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks and in maintaining compliance with federal, state and foreign laws and regulations governing data privacy and security. In addition, Stransky defends clients’ interests in litigation and government enforcement actions in the areas of data privacy and cybersecurity and assists defense contractors and other private sector businesses with satisfying federal cybersecurity standards. Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Stransky spent 10 years serving in the federal government, including as deputy legal adviser on the President’s National Security Council and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he oversaw the department’s foreign intelligence, counterintelligence and cybersecurity intelligence activities.