Taft Elects Two New Partners
January 03, 2013 // Franchising.com // Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Tracy N. Betz and Michael J. Zbiegien have been elected to the firm’s partnership. Betz and Zbiegien are members of Taft’s Litigation group in the firm’s Indianapolis and Cleveland offices, respectively.
Betz routinely represents companies and individuals in matters involving fiduciary and probate litigation, business and contract disputes, injunctive relief, product liability and personal injury (medical device), creditors’ rights and collections, receiverships, intellectual property, criminal defense, and non-compete and securities litigation. She has extensive first chair experience and has enjoyed significant courtroom time in both state and federal courts. Betz received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University – Bloomington and her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington. She was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, and as an Indiana “Future Star” in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.
Zbiegien’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, including contract disputes, noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants, and business valuation disputes. He also has experience in disputes related to technology issues, such as IT architecture, intellectual property, and social media. Before joining Taft, Zbiegien served as a law clerk for the Honorable David D. Dowd, Jr., a Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Zbiegien received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University, graduating magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 330 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.