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DENNIS REIMER, ESQ.
President

Dennis Reimer started practicing law in 1968, after receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University. His practice is concentrated in the area of real estate law, mortgage foreclosure and civil litigation, and he has been recognized locally and nationally for his representation of clients in those areas. He has received considerable recognition for his expertise and service that he has provided to the mortgage banking industry.

Mr. Reimer received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University, Magna Cum Laude, in 1965. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1968, the United States District Court in 1969, and to the United States Supreme Court in 1974.

Mr. Reimer is Senior Shareholder of the firm that he started in 1973. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers, and the Mortgage Bankers of America. The firm is a member of the USFN, AFN and the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Reimer is past president of the Mortgage Servicing Society of Northeastern Ohio.

 

MICHAEL S. ARNOVITZ, ESQ.
Managing Shareholder

Michael Arnovitz joined the firm in 1999 and became a shareholder in 2004. He is a managing Officer of the firm whose responsibilities include leading the management committee that oversees the firm’s operating procedures. Although his experience is primarily in the area of bankruptcy law, Mr. Arnovitz has handled foreclosure actions, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, as well as corporate and probate matters. In bankruptcy he has been involved with matters ranging from representation of creditors and debtors in bankruptcy to representing bankruptcy Trustees.

Mr. Arnovitz received his Juris Doctor in 1985 from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. Before that he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cleveland State University. He was admitted to the Ohio State Bar in 1986 and was thereafter admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.

Mr. Arnovitz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the USFN and is a past Chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the USFN. He has been a frequent speaker for the local and state bar associations as well as seminars sponsored by clients and various organizations in which he is a member. He has authored several articles in the areas of bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights.

 

RONALD J. CHERNEK, ESQ.
Shareholder

Ronald J. Chernek joined the firm in June 2002 after ten years as a practicing attorney and an additional ten years in the banking industry. Mr. Chernek is the foreclosure manager for the firm. In addition to his practice in the area of creditors’ rights, he has an extensive bankruptcy background. He has handled general real estate as well as corporate and probate matters.

Mr. Chernek received a Juris Doctor degree in 1987 from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University in 1981. He is a member of the Ohio Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Mr. Chernek is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He has authored articles on creditors’ rights and has lectured on various subjects relating to creditors’ rights, foreclosure, and bankruptcy.

 

CYNTHIA A. JEFFREY, ESQ.
Shareholder

Cynthia A. Jeffrey joined the firm in June of 2004. Ms. Jeffrey was the managing partner of a high volume creditor bankruptcy practice in a firm which handled creditor’s rights for the preceding ten years. Ms. Jeffrey has represented mortgage lenders, banks, credit unions, finance companies, automotive financiers, and retail credit card companies in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings.

Ms. Jeffrey received her Juris Doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1993 after receiving her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 1989. Ms. Jeffrey was admitted to practice in Ohio in 1994 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for both the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio.

Ms. Jeffrey is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and NACTT. She is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America and the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys and has served as a Vice President on the Board of Directors for both organizations.