Strauss Troy welcomes Stephen S. Schmidt, Daniel A. Hunt, Brian R. Tracy, and Ryan F. Hemmerle to the firm.
Stephen S. Schmidt is a litigator and business advisor who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation and tort law. Steve represents and advises clients across a variety of industries in both commercial and consumer disputes, including non-compete, trade secret, insurance coverage, and construction disputes. He also assists clients on contract drafting and negotiation and corporate compliance, and handles matters involving breaches of contract, asset recovery and a range of business torts.
Daniel A. Hunt focuses much of his practice on Business and Corporate Law, routinely helping his business clients navigate various administrative and regulatory compliance processes, from wage/hour and unemployment claims to ABC licensing issues. He also works closely with his business clients on creditors’ rights and collection matters. Dan has experience defending clients against complex product liability, class action, construction, premises liability, and lender liability claims. He frequently handles real estate litigation from contract related disputes to boundary line disagreements.
Brian R. Tracy focuses his practice in all areas of commercial real estate, and he looks forward to expanding his practice areas into residential real estate, small business real estate acquisitions and leasing, and related fields. Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Brian served the city of Cincinnati as a member of the Cincinnati Police Department as patrol officer and fatal traffic crash investigator. His experiences in working with various Cincinnati communities has informed his viewpoint and approach to local matters, the roles of policing in today’s world, and the difficulties many members of this area face on a daily basis.
Ryan F. Hemmerle joins the firm’s Corporate/Business and Litigation Practice Groups, focusing his practice on creditors’ rights, commercial workouts and restructuring. He advises and represents financial institutions in a broad range of litigation matters including the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and the United States Bankruptcy Code. Ryan also provides support for banking organizations on matters related to default servicing and foreclosure litigation.