Strauss Troy Welcomes Richard L. Crosby, Eric J. Beecher and Carrie R. Waide to the firm.
Eric J. Beecher joins Strauss Troy’s Corporate Group and focuses his practice on business law, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. In his day-to-day practice, Eric advises business owners and executives as they navigate the wide-ranging legal issues that can arise in the life of a company. From planning and formation, to ongoing operations, to succession or exit, Eric’s attention to detail and strong work ethic deliver efficient legal solutions for the privately held and family owned businesses he serves.
Eric got his start as a corporate attorney at a mid-sized firm in Minneapolis. Before entering private practice, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, principally in the area of state employment regulation, and clerked for the Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Eric is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the school’s law review and as a Fellow in the legal writing department. He also holds graduate degrees in writing and psychology and is a former public school teacher.
Richard L. Crosby’s practice focuses on criminal and commercial-related litigation as well as real estate transactions. This work includes all levels and all stages of criminal and civil proceedings. In addition, he is heavily involved with counseling clients across a broad-range of legal issues from commercial disputes to employee theft and loss.
Richard has years of experience assisting small businesses in all aspects of initial startup including entity selection and incorporation, risk assessment, property subrogation, collective bargaining agreements, drafting general business agreements and collections. He routinely defends companies in response to subpoenas from government regulators, including federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Recognized by the National Black Lawyers Association in their 2017 Class “Top 40 Under 40,” Richard is a board member of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, a member of the Cincinnati Arts Wave Young Professionals Committee, the Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Crew, the African American Chamber of Commerce, The Black Lawyers Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.
Richard earned his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Ohio and the U.S. Southern District of Ohio.
Carrie R. Waide joins Strauss Troy’s Family Law group and enjoys assisting clients during difficult periods of family transition. Carrie is experienced in negotiation, mediation, collaborative law, and trial practice, and is able to assess the needs of each individual client to determine the best course of action to reach the best possible outcome for the client and their family.
Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Women’s Studies from Kansas State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board and served as the Intramural Competition Director, as well as volunteering with ProKids as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Carrie is licensed to practice in Ohio and Kentucky.