Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that attorneys Alanna C. Guy
and Kalynne N. Proctor
have been named to the Federation of Defense Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Ladder Down Cleveland Class of 2021. The program will begin on January 27, 2021 and ends with graduation on December 1, 2021. Frantz Ward has been a proud sponsor of the program since it started in Cleveland in 2019.
FDCC Ladder Down
is a year-long program dedicated to empowering female attorneys by providing coaching in the critical areas of leadership, business development, and mentoring. Ladder Down was founded in 2012 by Phoenix attorneys Alison Christian and Beth Fitch and has run programs in Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco and other cities.
Alanna represents clients on a variety of business law matters. Her experience includes representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture financing transactions, and corporate loan transactions. Alanna advises clients operating in the cannabis industry in Ohio, representing these clients on in a variety of transactions and advising them on a diverse set of business-related, regulatory, and compliance issues. Alanna has also advised clients on fund formation and dissolution alternatives. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude
, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.A. from Centre College.
Kalynne focuses her practice on construction law and related litigation. She has represented clients in construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings related to disputes involving defects and workmanship issues, delay and other schedule-related claims, payment disputes, as well as the perfection and foreclosure of mechanic’s liens. Kalynne also has experience in complex commercial litigation, labor and employment law and insurance recovery. She has significant experience in multiple aspects of litigation, including managing pre-litigation disputes, research, discovery and trial. Kalynne earned her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.S. from The Ohio State University.