April 26, 2012 // Franchising.com // INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce two Indianapolis attorneys were recently recognized as Leadership in Law honorees. Partner Robert J. Hicks was honored as a Distinguished Barrister and associate Keith R. Berlin was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by The Indiana Lawyer.
The Indiana Lawyer annually honors Indiana attorneys who make meaningful contributions not only to the legal profession but to their communities and beyond. The Distinguished Barrister and Up and Coming Lawyer Awards honor such members of the legal community.
Mr. Hicks is partner-in-charge of Taft’s Indianapolis office. He focuses his practice on complex business and commercial transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, structured financings, business advisory services, and structural tax matters. He is a 1986 graduate of the William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia, and a 1984 graduate of Butler University, Indianapolis.
Mr. Berlin is an associate in Taft’s litigation and environmental practice groups. He is a litigator with significant experience in complex litigation, primarily in the environmental context. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 2005 and earned his juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May 2008. Mr. Berlin is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and currently serves as the Chair of its Pro Bono Standing Committee (“PBSC”).
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.