Friends, Clients and Colleagues:
In November, 1918, Blake McDowell, Sr. and Edwin Brouse shook hands on Main Street in Akron to form the law firm that ultimately has become Brouse McDowell. The firm was formed officially in January, 1919 and, accordingly, we are now entering our 100th year of service to our clients. We intend to celebrate with a series of special events and commemorations throughout the year and will keep our friends, clients, and colleagues posted on these developments. I am proud of what our firm has been able to accomplish over that 100 years including a continued commitment to excellence, to professional responsibility and community involvement, and to the enthusiastic and vigorous advocacy for our clients on their business matters.
On behalf of our firm, I want to thank all of you, past, present and future for your relationship with Brouse McDowell as we enter our centennial. We look forward to celebrating our 100th birthday in January, 2019. Please check our website periodically throughout the year as we highlight our history, including many of the lawyers who have practiced with our firm over the years.
Marc B. Merklin, Managing Partner
Jim serves as co-chair of Brouse McDowell's Real Estate & Construction practice group and is also a member of the Litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on the construction industry, where he drafts and negotiates construction contracts, advises clients during the course of construction, and resolves disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation, and real estate litigation, where he also mediates, arbitrates and litigates disputes. more>
Success today depends largely upon effective management of people. Effective labor and employment counsel help manage various factors that may affect the success, including the dynamic arising among the company, its workers, and market forces, (including government agencies). Practical advice is the result of our knowledge of each client’s business. If we do not understand a client’s business, we learn it on our time, not theirs. For more information on Brouse McDowell's Labor & Employment practice group, click here.