As a partner in the Business Litigation group, Tony helps clients overcome legal obstacles in order to protect their assets and manage litigation risk in pursuit of their strategic goals. He believes that a big part of his job is assessing risk for his clients in order to help them make the best possible decision. Tony also views himself as a legal quarterback for in-house counsel by matching the needs of his clients to the resources of Thompson Hine in order to ensure success.Tony has a passion for helping his clients succeed by treating them like his best friends by being loyal, well-connected and honest with them about the strengths and weaknesses of their legal positions. As a result, clients rely on Tony as a “go-to” litigator for their most significant matters. Outside the courtroom, Tony is a certified BBQ judge and judges 7-10 sanctioned competitions per year.
Tony focuses his practice on complex business and corporate litigation involving financial service institutions, real estate development and management companies, commercial and contract disputes, indemnification claims, shareholder actions, business transactions, class actions and D&O litigation.Litigation can prove time-consuming and become costly, so for many disputes there may be more effective methods of resolution than traditional court litigation. Although Tony has an impressive record of courtroom achievements, he seeks to optimize case outcomes while managing the costs, time and stress of a lawsuit by regularly using arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as pragmatic ways to meet his clients' needs.