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When all progresses as expected, the transition of your business to the next generation can be a smooth process with minimal anxiety. Unfortunately, many family-owned businesses operate under the assumption that ownership and control will pass to a spouse or the next generation based on internal family discussion and understanding. As a consequence, many organizations fail to take the necessary legal steps for the proper transfer of the business interest upon the unexpected event.

Read more: April 2016 Business Succession Planning

Roger Fry Receives John P. Kiely Professionalism Award

W. Roger Fry, an attorney who has been with Rendigs for 54 years, was honored by the Cincinnati Bar Association at their Annual Meeting on April 29, 2016.  Roger received the John P. Kiely Professionalism Award which recognized “his reputation of professionalism and commitment to his clients and his practice” (CBA Annual Meeting Program).

Per the CBA website, this award is given to “a trial lawyer for possessing outstanding trial skills and demonstrating the highest degree of professionalism, civility and ethical standards in his or her daily practice.”

The award is named after Rendigs Partner John P. Kiely who was widely lauded for his ethical approach to the practice of law.

Roger delivered a sincere acceptance speech which touched on John P. Kiely’s professional life at Rendigs and thanked the firm and the greater Bar community for their support.  Two tables of Roger’s friends and family joined to celebrate him at the luncheon.

We are honored to practice alongside Roger and are proud of the award that he has received.

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