November 2016

Groundhog Day SCOTUS Examination of the ACA

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | April 9, 2020

In 2010, Congress enacted The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 18001 et seq. (2010). Controversial from its inception, the ACA (aka “Obama Care”) has been met with both support and disdain. Proponents of the ACA laud the act for…

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Phillip Ciano: Finding Law and the Adventure of a Lifetime

Attorney At Law Magazine | August 5, 2019

Life rarely plays out precisely as we’ve planned. Sometimes, however, a curve ball can prove to be just the change-up we need. No one knows this better than one of Cleveland’s most successful and respected attorneys, Phillip Ciano, co-founder and principal of Ciano and Goldwasser LLP.

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Despite big partners, Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center takes its own path

Crain's Cleveland | April 7, 2019

From its inception, Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center has been about relationships. Relationships between the two dozen or so doctors who came together with a single vision of a specialty, for-profit, physician-owned hospital. A relationship with a private equity.

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Drafting Employee Arbitration Agreements After Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | November 1, 2018

The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that mandatory arbitration clauses which simultaneously waive class or collective proceedings do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) or the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612, (2018). In Epic Systems, the SCOTUS considered whether…

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Andy Goldwasser: A Focus On The Craft Of Law

Attorney At Law Magazine | June 14, 2018

As one of Ohio’s most respected and highly rated trial attorneys, Andy Goldwasser is a founding partner and principal attorney at Ciano & Goldwasser LLP as well as managing partner of Rumizen Weisman Co. LTD. Together with his long-time partner Phillip Ciano, Goldwasser brings a unique, personalized and sincere approach to the…

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Phil Ciano One Of 50 – A Super Lawyers’ Story

Attorney at Law Magazine | November 14, 2017

Attorney at Law Cleveland Publisher Jim Shultz sat down with Phil Ciano sat down to discuss his practice as well as the best and worst part of his job.

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Source Lunch with… Phillip Ciano

Crain’s Cleveland Business | April 9, 2017

About one-third of Phil Ciano’s legal work is spent representing sports agents and agencies. Another third is spent working with doctors and physician practice groups. You could say Ciano has some experience dealing with headstrong individuals

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Cuyahoga County commercial docket could have life

Crain's Cleveland | December 11, 2016

Cuyahoga County's commercial docket may be dead, but it won't lie down. Nearly two years have passed since Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judges disbanded the commercial docket, yet it remains unclear whether the tool universally appreciated by commercial litigators, and their business clients, could be restored in some form.…

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Sources: Proformance agency wins ruling to receive $1M in back fees

Fox Sports | November 15, 2016

Proformance, the baseball agency that once represented Jose Bautista and Ervin Santana, will receive approximately $1 million in back fees based upon the ruling of an independent arbitrator, according to major-league sources. Bautista and Santana left Proformance to remain with agent Jay Alou, who resigned from the company in March…

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Hall of Fame rep says David Baker 'absolutely' didn't tell players to keep quiet about cancellation

Crain's Cleveland | September 8, 2016

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