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Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members firmwide, three of whom will serve in the Greater Cincinnati area: Michael Nitardy in Florence, and Eric Landen and Nicole Tepe in Cincinnati.

Michael Nitardy joins as a new member in FBT’s Florence office. He practices in the litigation department, representing clients in business, commercial and insurance disputes. Nitardy also represents physicians, medical practices and nursing homes in medical malpractice actions, and assists clients in addressing various state and federal regulations on health law matters. Before entering the practice of law, he worked on the business side of the health care industry. Nitardy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and with J.D. from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Eric Landen is a new member in the finance and real estate department. He advises clients regarding the acquisition, development, leasing and financing of real estate and other related matters. Landen has represented local governments and retail developers and has significant in-store licensing experience. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and is active in the Cincinnati community, serving as the current board president for Special Olympics Hamilton County, a board member of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, member of the Downtown Council Steering Committee, and as a longtime Cincinnati Youth Collaborative mentor. He graduated with a law degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Nicole Tepe practices in the area of intellectual property and focuses on patent prosecution and opinion work, with a concentration in the field of biotechnology. She represents a variety of clients, from corporations and pharmaceutical companies to university researchers. Prior to joining FBT in 2010, she worked as a consultant to the University of Cincinnati Intellectual Property Office and counsel to the Procter and Gamble Company. Tepe has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Thomas More College, and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and cell biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She received her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.