News 2018-05-16T09:42:23-04:00

Kaufman & Company’s New York Office is pleased to welcome Paul R. Dehmel as Senior Counsel to the Firm

New York, NY – National trial and litigation law firm Kaufman & Company, PLLC announces that Paul R. Dehmel has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in the firm’s New York office. Paul will focus his practice on complex commercial litigation and securities-related matters. Paul has previously represented clients in various business and commercial real estate disputes including fraud, misrepresentation and corporate usurpation issues, as well as litigating breaches of non-compete agreements. Paul has also defended investigations and FINRA inquiries, as well as investigating and assisting with the defense of white-collar criminal proceedings against senior corporate executives.

“Paul is an important addition to our New York practices and litigation capabilities. He helps us expand our strength and needs for New York Federal and State proceedings,” said Managing Member Steven S. Kaufman.

Prior to joining Kaufman & Company, Paul’s previous practice was at several different law firms in New York and Connecticut, including Paul Hastings and several AmLaw 200 and boutique law firms. Paul has successfully overseen and managed numerous complex commercial litigations from beginning to the end.

Paul earned his J.D., cum laude, from St. John University School of Law and his B.A. in History from Williams College. Paul is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, as well as in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and District of Connecticut.

March 1st, 2019|

Kaufman & Company, LLC received 2018 Weatherhead 100 Award

Kaufman & Company, LLC was named one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio and earned the Weatherhead 100 Award.

‘The Weatherhead 100 awards are the premier celebration of Northeast Ohio’s spirit of entrepreneurship and the companies leading the way in Northeast Ohio. Each year, we recognize this elite group of companies who are the best example of leadership, growth and success in our region.’

Winning companies must have employed a minimum of 16 people full time.

Accomplishments were recognized at the awards ceremony which was held in Cleveland, Ohio.

January 17th, 2019|

Steven Kaufman Named to 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers List for 14th Consecutive Year

Kaufman & Company, LLC Managing Member Steven Kaufman has been selected for inclusion on the 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers list for his work in business litigation. Kaufman has been listed since 2005, marking this as his 14th year on the list.

It truly is an honor to be recognized by Super Lawyers for the past 14 years,” said Kaufman. “This award underscores the firm’s commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality of service, deep industry knowledge, and successful outcomes to complex disputes.”

Super Lawyers is a rating service of the top five percent of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

December 5th, 2018|

Kaufman & Company, LLC Ranked as 2019 Best Law Firm in Cleveland and Nationally by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

Kaufman & Company LLC, a national trial litigation boutique firm, has been ranked on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 “Best Law Firms” list nationally for their work in real estate litigation as well as in Cleveland for their work in real estate, and commercial and intellectual property litigation. This marks the seventh consecutive year Kaufman & Company is ranked as a Best Law Firm.

“We are honored to be ranked on the Best Law Firm’s list both nationally and in Cleveland for our seventh year in a row,” said Managing Member Steven Kaufman. “This award underscores our successful track record of litigation victories, and our ongoing commitment to providing top-notch strategic counsel to clients, backed by our deep industry knowledge.”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that involves the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms.

November 1st, 2018|

Steven Kaufman Honored as Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Litigation and Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 for 14th Consecutive Year

The Best Lawyers in America announced that Steven S. Kaufman was honored as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year for Cleveland, Ohio in real estate litigation. The Lawyer of the Year is awarded to the attorney with the highest overall peer-review feedback in this practice area and geographic region.

Managing Member Steven S. Kaufman was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. This is Kaufman’s 14th consecutive year being ranked for his work in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation.

In his real estate litigation practice, Kaufman’s notable successes include having served as lead trial counsel in the City of Cleveland’s trial victory over the City of Brook Park in the Cleveland airport expansion litigation; lead trial counsel for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in the eminent domain litigation which resulted in the land ownership needed to develop the $330 million Flats East Bank project; lead trial counsel for the Flats East Bank Development, LLC in obtaining the injunctions that allowed the project financing to close and the Flats project to proceed and lead trial counsel for the Pinecrest Group developer in a successful injunction proceeding allowing the project to proceed by eliminating oil and gas well developer opposition. Kaufman and his firm, Kaufman & Company LLC, regularly represent owners, developers and government agencies in connection with complex real estate litigation and eminent domain matters.

For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as the definitive guide to legal professionalism and excellence around the globe. Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in more than 130 practice areas.


August 15th, 2018|