Associates promoted from Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, West Chester and Pittsburgh offices
Ten Frost Brown Todd (FBT) attorneys have been promoted to Member in the firm’s Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, West Chester and Pittsburgh offices. Their practices range from real estate and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) to government services, insurance, product liability, tort and business litigation. The promotions took effect on April 1.
Devon Callaghan is a Member with the CMBS team in the Louisville office. She works with CMBS lenders financing a wide variety of commercial assets including offices, hotels, shopping centers, multifamily properties, and self-storage properties. Since 2014, she has been involved in over 200 commercial loan transactions. Callaghan currently leads a skilled team of attorneys and other legal professionals within the CMBS practice group. She is a graduate of University of Kentucky College of Law.
Liam Felsen is a Member with the products, tort and insurance practice group in the Louisville office. He focuses his practice on product liability defense, fire and explosion litigation, premises liability, personal injury, tort and insurance (including bad faith), business litigation, and drug and medical device. Dr. Felsen’s product liability work includes automobiles, motorcycles, mining equipment, agricultural equipment, natural gas explosion, and medical devices. Felsen is a graduate of the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law. He is a former tenured professor who holds a Ph.D. in medieval studies and English literature, a master’s degree in English, and two bachelor’s degrees—in English and linguistics.
Charles Galvin is a Member with the business litigation, government services, and appellate practice groups in the West Chester office. He leverages first chair trial and appellate experience to serve as outside general counsel to businesses, regularly advising them on a wide range of issues. Galvin also provides law director services to townships, municipalities, school districts, and their elected officials. He has achieved successful results at all phases of litigation in state and federal courts throughout Ohio. Galvin is the youngest member elected to the Mason City Schools Board of Education and has served as vice president and president of the board. He is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School.
Miles Harrison is a Member with the business litigation practice group in the Louisville office. He has experience handling various complex commercial and insurance litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contracts, business torts, securities litigation, trade secrets, non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants, real estate litigation and title disputes, environmental litigation, ERISA, and bad faith claims. As part of his practice, he also has significant experience handling a variety of class action matters, including consumer actions, environmental torts, sales tax, and health benefits claims. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.
Joe McVicker is a Member with the real estate practice group in the Cincinnati office. He is a certified public accountant who focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions and representing borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of financing transactions. McVicker also represents a number of corporate clients on general corporate and business law. He has specific experience in representing delegated underwriting and servicing (DUS) lenders and borrowers in Fannie Mae multifamily financing transactions. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law.
Jacinta Porter is a Member with the products, tort and insurance practice group in the Lexington office. She has helped defend numerous products, including prescription drugs and medical devices. Porter has defended public and private employers in actions alleging, among others, ADA violations, gender discrimination, race discrimination, retaliation, and termination in violation of public policy. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.
Chris Rogers is a Member with the business litigation practice group in the Pittsburgh office with experience at all levels of Pennsylvania and Ohio courts. Chris’s primary practice is in the energy industry, where he helps his clients with lease, title, and royalty disputes and to navigate the often murky waters of the Ohio Marketable Title Act and Ohio Dormant Mineral Act. He is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law.
Hamid Sheikh is a Member with the real estate practice group in the Lexington office. He focuses on commercial real estate and lending transactions in the multifamily and retail industries, as well as all other asset classes. Hamid represents syndicators, credit tenants, landlords, investors, lenders and borrowers on a local, regional and national basis. In addition, his practice includes a variety of real estate and lending disputes and land use and zoning matters. Hamid is a summa cum laude graduate of University of Kentucky College of Law and a summa cum laude graduate of University of Kentucky College of Business.
Colin Stouffer is a Member with the CMBS practice group in the Louisville office. He has been involved in hundreds of commercial loan transactions, working with lenders and borrowers financing a broad array of commercial assets. Stouffer also has experience handling Delaware Statutory Trust loans, tenancies-in-common, mezzanine loans and other complex deal structures. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.
Doug Walter is a Member with the CMBS practice group in the Louisville office. Walter focuses his practice on representing lenders in complex real estate transactions nationwide. His transactional experience includes mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by all major commercial asset classes, as well as stabilized and construction deals. He is a graduate of University of Cincinnati College of Law where he interned for the Ohio Innocence Project.