Frantz Ward Attorneys Thomas Cardone, Thomas Haren and Allison Taller Reich Elected to Partnership

Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that Thomas E. Cardone, Thomas G. Haren and Allison Taller Reich are elected to the partnership effective January 1, 2020. Thomas Cardone and Allison Taller Reich are members of the firm’s Construction Practice Group and Thomas Haren is a member of the firm’s Business Law and Litigation Practice Groups.
Thomas Cardone focuses his law practice in the areas of construction law, government contracts, and commercial litigation. Tom represents construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and materials-and-equipment manufacturers, among other construction professionals. He assists construction professionals in all aspects of the construction process from contracting through project close-out. Tom has experience selecting appropriate project-delivery methods and negotiating and drafting various types of construction contracts. He regularly counsels clients with the legal aspect of project management. He has experience on numerous types of projects from simple to complex, including projects delivered pursuant to IPD Agreements, Master-Services Agreements, MATOCs, and others. When disputes arise, Tom has experience handling project-related claims, such as payment disputes, construction liens, payment- and performance-bond claims, schedule-impact claims, differing site conditions, extra-work claims, default and termination disputes, construction and design defects, and various other construction matters. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tom served honorably as a United States Marine. He continues his service to the nation by advocating for service members' and veterans' rights. Tom is recognized on the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He received his J.D., with Honors, from Emory University of Law and his B.A. from Auburn University.
Thomas Haren represents growing businesses at each stage of their development and is regularly asked to serve as outside general counsel for his clients. In that role, Tom advises his clients with respect to innumerable legal issues, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiations, risk management, litigation, and other day-to-day business issues. He often works with his clients to overcome short-term regulatory and financial uncertainty to achieve long-term success in developing markets. As a result, Tom is one of the most sought-after attorneys serving the Ohio and national cannabis industry, in which he represents licensed operators in medical and adult use markets, ancillary service providers, and companies operating in the hemp industry.  Tom is named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and his B.A. from John Carroll University.
Allison Taller Reich focuses on all aspects of construction law, from the very beginning of a project through completion and resolution of any claims.  She represents owners and developers, construction managers, design-build contractors and general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and other design and construction industry professionals.  Like much of the Construction Practice Group, Allison immerses herself in the construction industry and is clients’ first call for all types of issues including project delivery methods and contract forms, claim and change management, project close-out processes, and dispute resolution and litigation. She strives to obtain the best possible result for her clients at the earliest opportunity. Allison is committed to her clients and understands that the issues they face—large and small—can make or break for each client. Allison is also very involved in the community, including participating in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s 3Rs Program and participating in several nonprofit organization boards.  She is also involved in several legal and professional associations including the National Association of Women in Construction and the ABA Construction Forum. Allison recognized on the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She earned her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.S., in Architecture, from The Ohio State University.

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