Frantz Ward LLP acquired Cleveland law firm, Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel, effective July 1.
The team of six staff and 11 attorneys join Frantz Ward at 200 Public Square in Cleveland. Former Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel managing partner, Kevin M. Hinkel will lead the Frantz Ward law practice group.
The new Frantz Ward staff includes former Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel partners David G. Weibel, Stephen L. Kadish, Matthew F. Kadish, Daniel P. Hinkel, Margaret M. Metzinger, William A. Duncan, Dean M. Rooney and James H. Rownd as well as attorneys John P. Desimone and Karl E. May.
“Frantz Ward already has a proven track record of sustainable success and a reputation for outstanding client service,” said Christopher G. Keim, managing partner at Frantz Ward, in a news release. “This acquisition allows our firm to provide clients with an even broader array of legal counsel.”
Kadish, Hinkel & Weibel served clients for 44 years and will add depth in the areas of real estate, estate planning, tax law, mergers and acquisitions, pension planning and regulatory compliance, among others, according to the release.
“We welcome the opportunity to join a firm that shares so many of the same values, including placing clients at the forefront and staying committed to the importance of the firm’s culture,” said Kevin Hinkel.