Frantz Ward LLP is pleased to announce that Nora E. Loftus
, partner in the firm’s Construction Practice Group, has been named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2019.
Leadership Cleveland is an intensive 10-month program that empowers recognized, senior-level leaders with additional knowledge, skills and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. It engages participants in opportunities to address community issues through collaborative civic leadership while developing a broader and more diverse set of relationships among peers. Class members, who are diverse organizational leaders from a wide variety of private, nonprofit, and public-sector institutions, are selected through a competitive and highly selective application process by the Cleveland Leadership Center.
Nora devotes her entire practice to the construction industry. From front-end contract review and assisting clients with project documentation to ensure they are in the best position to defend or prosecute claims, Nora helps clients identify, avoid, and resolve project disputes both while the project is progressing to prevent issues from escalating, through litigation and alternative dispute resolutions if necessary. With a focus on risk management, Nora believes in helping clients spend their time where it should be spent—developing their businesses. Nora has represented owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and sureties, which enables her to spot issues and risks from all sides. Nora is a panelist for the American Arbitration Association. She serves as Chair of the Frantz Ward Diversity & Inclusion Committee, leading the firm’s continued commitment to a diverse culture. She also serves on the Board of Directors at Lakewood Catholic Academy. Nora earned her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.A. from Miami University.
After a commencement ceremony in early June 2019, Nora will join more than 1,700 other community leaders who have completed the program in its past 38 years, and more than 6,000 members of the Cleveland Leadership Center Alumni Association. Many Leadership Cleveland alumni continue their involvement for a second year as LC2 Fellows to engage in an outcome-driven project that leaves a legacy for Northeast Ohio.
Click here for more about the program and a link to the roster of the LC Class of 2019.