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2015 Reminger Women's Leadership Council Award Gala

Reminger Co., LPA hosted our second Vanguard Gala on Thursday, September 17th at the Shoreby Club in Cleveland. We developed this event two years ago in conjunction with our Reminger Women's Leadership Council as a way to recognize those individuals who exemplify the characteristics that we seek in our collective pursuit of professional and personal excellence.

More than 140 people attended the client event in which we honored three individuals from Cleveland's education community: Lee Friedman of College Now Greater Cleveland, Annemarie Grassi, Ph.D. from Open Doors Academy, and Monyka Price of the City of Cleveland. (To learn more, please visit Reminger’s You Tube page here.)

The Gala brought together a unique cross section of professionals, from a variety of backgrounds. Our host committee included: Mayor Frank Jackson, The Honorable Maureen O'Connor, Zydrunas Ilgauskas and his wife Jennifer, Sam Rutigliano, Dennis Eckart, Terry Egger, Matt Donnelly, Chuck Dana, Judy Caldwell, Ray Krncevic, and PJ Malnar.

To further underscore our support for these women and the amazing work that they have contributed to our community, The Reminger Foundation made a charitable contribution on behalf of each of our honorees' choice of organizations.

Women's Leadership Council

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Promoting the Success of our Firm by Promoting the Success of our Women Lawyers

We established the Reminger Women's Leadership Council (originally the Women's Initiative) in 2008 to strengthen and further our dedication to attracting and retaining talented women lawyers. Reminger recognizes and values the unique strengths and abilities of our women lawyers and that those qualities serve to benefit the firm as well as our local and legal communities.

Internally, we strive to provide a supportive environment for our female lawyers; externally, we focus on community involvement and marketing efforts to help develop new clients and expand existing relationships. Together, these measures help not only our women lawyers but also the entire firm to thrive and provide an unparalleled level of service to our clients.

Mentoring

Our efforts at helping women attorneys flourish at Reminger begin at day one, when our new associates and law clerks are partnered with a mentor. The mentor serves as a role model and provides the associate with the opportunity to learn from the women who have succeeded in their own careers. Various meetings and events are held to further promote the relationship of our female lawyers.

Flexibility

Reminger supports flexible and non-traditional work arrangements for our female attorneys. Through the years, our attorneys have been able to create individualized programs that meet their professional and personal needs including part-time, flex-time and job sharing arrangements. In fact, Reminger is a past recipient of the Ohio Women Bar Association's "Family Friendly Award" as a result of these efforts.

Opportunity for Advancement

The ability to grow and develop a successful legal career at Reminger is evidenced by the fact that over sixty percent of our women attorneys are partners in the firm. Opportunities to be involved in leadership positions at Reminger are plentiful. Women attorneys are also active in our Management Group and serve as Practice Leaders.

Community Involvement

Reminger also supports community involvement and marketing efforts to help our women lawyers develop new clientele and expand existing relationships. Our female lawyers are leaders in the community and involved in various organizations throughout the state. A small sample of those organizations and events include the Urban Community School, the Near West Theatre, Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland, the Ohio Womens Bar Association, and Key to the Cure. Through their community involvement, our women are actively involved in planning, attending, and supporting community events designed specifically for women professionals.

For more information regarding our Women's Leadership Council, feel free to contact Co-Chairs Acacia Brush Perko at aperko@reminger.com or Carrie Masters Starts at cstarts@reminger.com.

>Spotlight: Acacia Brush Perko

Acacia’s legal practice includes both litigation and transactional matters. On the litigation side, Acacia defends hospitals and physicians in numerous specialties as well as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.  On the transactional side, Acacia focuses on distribution agreements, business, and intellectual property matters for craft breweries.