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Diane Citrino to Conduct Fair Housing Seminar

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Giffen & Kaminski Partner Diane Citrino will be conducting a Fair Housing Seminar, hosted by the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

The seminar is scheduled for April 23, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Infinity Corporate Centre building (10500 Antenucci Blvd., Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, by the I-480/Transportation Road exit).

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GK Times, Spring 2015

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Giffen & Kaminski’s latest issue of the GK Times is out now!

Click here to read the latest news at GK.

Giffen & Kaminski Expands Its Internal Investigation Practice

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GK expanded its internal investigations practice by adding additional people and experience. GK has several seasoned, professional independent investigators conducting internal investigations. We have expanded our investigation team and now offer Title IX investigations. GK continues to provide on-site investigation training to both public and private entities. Diane Citrino has been selected as one of only four Sixth Circuit investigators in Ohio that are recognized by the National Workplace Investigations Group.

GK Welcomes the New Year

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Giffen & Kaminski celebrated the new year artfully at Spirit of Clay in Mayfield Village, painting pottery and creating glass fusion pieces to welcome 2015.

GK 2015 New Year's Party

GK Presents to the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter

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With That Facebook Post, Our Case is a Slam Dunk!

This technologically interactive seminar was delivered to the ACC Northeast Ohio Chapter and focused on the admissibility and use of social media as evidence in litigation. Topics discussed were the legal applications of social media outside of litigation, with a focus on The Stored Communications Act of 1986, disclosure and discovery.


Kerin Lyn Kaminski, Partner, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Karen L. Giffen, Partner, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Melissa Laubenthal, Associate, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Donald (Doni) Campbell Bulea, Associate, Giffen & Kaminski, LLC
Ilah Adkins, Senior Vice President and Director of Legal Services, Citizens Financial Group

Kathleen Nitschke Guest Speaker at Annual Title Insurance Seminar

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On November 17, 2014, Kathleen Nitschke spoke on the topic of Ethics for Title Agents and Attorneys at the Old Republic National Title Insurance Company Agent Seminar.  The full day seminar was held in Columbus, Ohio and had over 200 attendees, including attorneys and title agents.

Kathleen Nitschke Speaks at CMBA Annual Real Estate Law Institute

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On November 13, 2014, Kathleen Nitschke spoke on the topic of Residential Litigation: Common Claims and How to Avoid Them.  The presentation was part of the annual Real Estate Law Institute hosted by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and was attended by real estate professionals throughout the area.

Melissa Laubenthal Presents “Know Your Rights” Program

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On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced a series of executive actions dealing with our nation’s immigration system.  The initiatives include deferred action for certain individuals, revised enforcement priorities, changes to the employment-based immigration, immigrant investor, and naturalization processes.  Melissa Laubenthal will present a “know your rights” informational session on December 14 in conjunction with the Central Ohio Worker Center, where she’ll explain these immigration law changes.

GK Included in The Best Lawyers in America

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Karen L. Giffen and Kerin Lyn Kaminski were selected, entirely by peer-review, for inclusion in the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation and Employment Law – Management.

GK Receives Unanimous Jury Verdict

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G&K is pleased to announce that it received a unanimous jury verdict in the Southern District of Ohio.  After an eight day trial, the trial team of Joseph Baker and Kathleen Nitschke successfully received a jury verdict in excess of $400,000 against a trailer manufacturer for breach of contract and warranties.