C&G In The News

The Firm of Ciano & Goldwasser strives to maintain a critical leverage on keeping up with their industry, trends, as well as community outreach. Through this dedication to their craft they have managed many successful endeavors. We are proud to illustrate these below. Please feel free to reach out to us with a story of your own!

Groundhog Day SCOTUS Examination of the ACA

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | April 9, 2020
Phillip Ciano & Bryan Yusko
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 increasing health insurance coverage for millions of Americans, while simultaneously lowering healthcare costs. Opponents criticize the act as too far-reaching and even unconstitutional. Unsurprisingly, the act has made its way to the highest court and it appears it is on track to do so again. Read Full Article Read More

Phillip Ciano: Finding Law and the Adventure of a Lifetime

Attorney At Law Magazine | August 5, 2019
Susan Cushing
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. Read More

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

Crain's Cleveland | April 7, 2019
Lydia Coutré

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. Read More

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

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal | November 1, 2018
Phillip Ciano & Sarah E. Katz
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 the NLRA prohibits enforcement of employment agreements requiring employees to resolve employment disputes through individual, “bilateral” arbitration under the FAA. Writing for the 5-4 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote that the NLRA “does not mention class or collective procedures” and thus cannot be read to displace the FAA. Read Full… Read More

Andy Goldwasser: A Focus On The Craft Of Law

Attorney At Law Magazine | June 14, 2018
Susan Cushing
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 practice of law. Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More

Cuyahoga County commercial docket could have life

Crain's Cleveland | December 11, 2016
Jeremy Nobile
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. More developments could come in early 2017, though. The review process is in the hands of the Ohio Supreme Court, which oversees the state's specialty courts. Any changes would affect how the court operates in any Ohio common pleas court that wants one. The fate of the docket in Cleveland… Read More

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

Fox Sports | November 15, 2016
Ken Rosenthal
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 2014. Arbitrator Shyam Das, appointed by the Major League Baseball Players Association to resolve the dispute, heard the case in November 2015 and made his decision on Oct. 19. The award must be paid within 30 days, according to MLBPA regulations. Das, according to sources, ruled that Proformance will receive… Read More