Julie A. Vaccarelli

Julie A. Vaccarelli


Julie A. Vaccarelli, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions Ms. Vaccarelli is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department primarily representing small and medium sized businesses focusing on business transactions including stock and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling on all aspects of corporate and business law. As former general [...]

Matthew N. Danese

Matthew N. Danese


Matthew N. Danese, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Employment & Labor, Litigation Mr. Danese is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Employment and Labor Departments and concentrates his practice on Workers' Compensation and all aspects of employment and labor law. Mr. Danese is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-Hour General Industry Certified. After graduating [...]

Wilbert V. Farrell IV

Wilbert V. Farrell IV


Wilbert V. Farrell IV, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation Mr. Farrell is a member of the Litigation practice group, and he focuses upon advocating for his business clients and individual clients to efficiently resolve their disputes.  Mr. Farrell has developed a complex civil litigation practice wherein he routinely represents businesses and individuals in disputes focusing on [...]

David C. Wiersma

David C. Wiersma


David C. Wiersma, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Mr. Wiersma is Of Counsel with the Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Department.  Since 2003, Mr. Wiersma has been a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by The Ohio State Bar Association. Contact: p: 440.695.8030 f: 440.695.8098 DWiersma@WickensLaw.com [...]

Matthew W. Nakon

Matthew W. Nakon


Matthew W. Nakon, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation Mr. Nakon is the Firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and is the Chairperson of the Firm's Health Care Practice Area and the Assistant Chairperson of the Firm’s Litigation Department.  With over 30 years of litigation experience, Mr. Nakon [...]

Kelly A. VanDenHaute

Kelly A. VanDenHaute


Kelly A. VanDenHaute, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions Ms. VanDenHaute is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department whose practice is focused on employee benefits, non-profit, tax-exempt entities, charitable organizations, and general corporate law. Contact: p: 440.695.8075 f: 440.695.8098 KVanDenHaute@WickensLaw.com LEARN MORE ABOUT KELLY What is your passion? What makes [...]

Erica K. Williams

Erica K. Williams


Erica K. Williams, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Ms. Williams is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Department and focuses her practice on wealth transfer and preservation. She is experienced in all areas of estate planning, including income tax, estate tax, gift tax, generation-skipping transfer tax; [...]

Amanda A. Barreto

Amanda A. Barreto


Amanda A. Barreto, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation, Real Estate & Construction Ms. Barreto is a member of the Firm's Litigation and Real Estate departments and counsels homeowners, community associations, business owners, individuals, and for-profit and non-profit corporations in resolving real estate, contract, commercial, corporate governance, insurance, and employment disputes.  She is one of 22 [...]

William P. Prescott

William P. Prescott


William P. Prescott, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Health Care Mr. Prescott is a member of the Health Care and Corporate & Business Transactions Departments and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Prescott represents dentists, dental specialists, and other professionals in the areas of developing business and tax structures for co‑ownership, associate buy‑ins, owner [...]

Richard D. Panza

Richard D. Panza


Richard D. Panza, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation One of the three founding members of the Firm and named partner of Wickens Herzer Panza, Mr. Panza has been practicing law since 1973. Focusing his practice on business litigation, Rich brings years of talent, experience, sophistication, and power to the table. Mr. Panza is the Chairperson of [...]

Richard A. Naegele

Richard A. Naegele


Richard A. Naegele, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Employment & Labor (Employee Benefits & ERISA) Mr. Naegele is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department and Chairperson of the Fringe Benefits Division. He served on the Firm’s Board of Directors and continues to serve as Vice President.  Mr. Naegele focuses on pension and employee benefits and [...]

Michael R. Nakon

Michael R. Nakon


Michael R. Nakon, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Nakon is a member of the Litigation Department and concentrates his practice on all aspects of business litigation with an emphasis on employment matters, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, business torts, and construction law. Mr. Nakon also has experience in First Amendment litigation, [...]

Marsha L. Collett

Marsha L. Collett


Marsha L. Collett, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Real Estate Making it her top priority, Ms. Collett focuses her efforts in the areas of real estate law including land use, administrative law, and securities law. Through honesty and transparency, she ensures her clients are always informed. With over 33 years of experience in counseling business clients, Ms. Collett [...]

Malorie A. Alverson

Malorie A. Alverson


Malorie A. Alverson, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Litigation, Real Estate & Construction Ms. Alverson is a member of the Litigation Department and focuses on advising and representing for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental agencies, and individuals in all aspects of litigation. Her practice focuses in the area of business litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, [...]

John A. Polinko

John A. Polinko


John A. Polinko, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Business Restructuring & Creditors' Rights/Bankruptcy, Litigation Mr. Polinko is a member of the Litigation Department, primarily representing debtors, creditors, liquidating trustees, and court-appointed receivers in business reorganization matters, including out-of-court work-outs, and receiverships. Mr. Polinko has also represented both debtors and Unsecured Creditors’ Committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy [...]

John D. Frankel

John D. Frankel


John D. Frankel, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Frankel is a member of the Firm’s Board of Directors and focuses his practice on probate and estate planning.  With over 40 years' experience assisting clients through the management of their personal assets, Mr. Frankel is also [...]

David L. Herzer

David L. Herzer


David L. Herzer, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Corporate & Business Transactions A founding member of Wickens Herzer Panza, Mr. Herzer has brought function, spirit, integrity, and commitment to this Firm. Once the Firm's President and CEO (1971-2011), a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and the Chairperson of the Corporate & Business Transactions [...]

Daniel C. Urban

Daniel C. Urban


Daniel C. Urban, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate & Business Transactions, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Urban serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors, is the Firm’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee. As Chairperson of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department, Mr. Urban’s practice is focused [...]

Daniel A. Cook

Daniel A. Cook


Daniel A. Cook, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Litigation Mr. Cook is a member of the Litigation Department and serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors as Chairperson of the Board.  With over 50 years of experience, he has handled cases involving business disputes, estate litigation, appropriation of real estate, and personal injury. Mr. Cook was [...]

Christopher W. Peer

Christopher W. Peer


Christopher W. Peer, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Business Restructuring & Creditors' Rights / Bankruptcy Mr. Peer is the Chairperson of the Business Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Practice Area and serves on the Board of Directors. With 15 years' experience advising clients on the legal implications of business and commercial decisions, Mr. Peer understands the importance [...]

Carmen M. Verhosek

Carmen M. Verhosek


Carmen M. Verhosek, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Ms. Verhosek is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Department.  She focuses her practice on estate planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, and probate, estate, and trust administration. Additionally, she is experienced in handling matters that include asset protection, [...]

Brian W. Bonham

Brian W. Bonham


Brian W. Bonham, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Real Estate & Construction Mr. Bonham is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department. His practice focuses on real estate, including commercial and residential development, acquisitions, sales, leasing, and residential and commercial subdivisions and condominiums. In addition to real estate, he is involved in all aspects [...]

Benjamin M. Cooke

Benjamin M. Cooke


Benjamin M. Cooke, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate & Business Transactions, Real Estate & Construction Mr. Cooke is a member of the Firm's Corporate & Business Transactions Department and serves on the Board of Directors. Practicing law for over 14 years, Mr. Cooke advises his clients on their business transactions, both asset and stock purchases [...]

Amy L. DeLuca

Amy L. DeLuca


Amy L. DeLuca, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Employment & Labor Ms. DeLuca serves on the Firm's Board of Directors, is the Firm's Chief Human Resources Officer, and is Chairperson of the Employment & Labor Practice Area. She focuses her practice on assisting clients with issues related to labor and employment. She ensures her clients comply with [...]

Douglas J. Swearingen

Douglas J. Swearingen


Douglas J. Swearingen, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate & Business Transactions, Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Mr. Swearingen is a member of the Corporate & Business Transactions Department and focuses on assisting clients with all aspects of corporate and business law, real estate law, and estate planning. Mr. Swearingen counsels clients on entity formation [...]

Philip J. Truax

Philip J. Truax


Philip J. Truax, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREAS: Real Estate and Construction, Litigation Mr. Truax is the Chairperson of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Area and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He focuses primarily on construction and real estate matters, and litigating business disputes. Mr. Truax works with contractors, subcontractors, [...]

Ryan J. Garman

Ryan J. Garman


Ryan J. Garman, Esq. INTRODUCTION PRACTICE AREA: Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law Mr. Garman is a member of the Estate Planning, Probate, & Elder Law Department. With over four years' experience in estate and trust planning and administration, Mr. Garman brings a fresh perspective when planning and administering trusts and estates, and focuses on [...]