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Gertsburg Licata Co., LPA expands with three new practice areas and new lawyers

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In response to growing demand, Gertsburg Licata is expanding with new business areas Global Trade, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, and Labor and Employment, strengthening its capabilities as a service-to-business strategic and business law firm. Cleveland’s fastest growing complete.

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gertsburg Licata, a leading full-service strategic and business law firm, has bolstered its service offerings with three new practice areas: global commercial law, cybersecurity and privacy data, and labor and employment law . The expansion comes just one year after the company was founded through a merger between law firm Gertsburg and Licata Law Group and will build on the firm’s capabilities in litigation, security of data, white collar crime, corporate compliance and intellectual property.

Established in April 2021, Gertsburg Licata doubled in size in its first year. The new practice areas further strengthen Gertsburg Licata as a leading full-service business law and strategic consulting firm in Greater Cleveland and surrounding areas.

“Gertsburg Licata has been on a hyper growth trajectory since the merger and the opening of our new headquarters in Independence in April of last year,” said Alex Gertsburg, managing partner of Gertsburg Licata. “Adding new practice areas and senior attorneys to our bench has been a priority since day one and we are proud to have made these goals a reality in such a short time.”

Global business practice

The new Global Business practice responds to the vital need to represent clients in international business law. Gertsburg Licata helps clients achieve cross-border results, whether it’s international laws or unfamiliar business practices, cultural differences, bureaucratic or political formalities or foreign language issues. Our experienced team partners with business law firms in major jurisdictions and draws on close relationships to ensure our clients are always covered, no matter where their business transactions take place.

Louis J. Licata, Esq., managing partner of Gertsburg Licata, leads the new Global Business practice area. Mr. Licata is joined by Stewart D. Roll, Esq., Partner; Eugene Friedman, Esq., Partner; and Maximilian Julian, Esq., partner; and Michael Azre, Esq., senior counsel.

Mr. Licata focuses his practice on serving as chief legal counsel to CEOs and business owners around the world. He provides analysis and experience on complex issues including global strategy, new market entry, strategic vision, governance, risk management, crisis management and day-to-day problem solving. Prior to establishing Gertsburg Licata, Mr. Licata was the founder, owner and CEO of Licata Law Group.

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice

Gertsburg Licata’s cybersecurity and data privacy practice is designed to help clients protect all of their sensitive business data and valuable digital assets. The firm’s experienced team of legal professionals navigates a range of national and international cybersecurity and privacy laws, including data protection, information security, record retention, consumer protection, Internet, insurance laws and intellectual property issues.

Steward D. Roll, Esq., senior partner at Gertsburg Licata, leads the new Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice area. Mr. Roll is joined by Victor Mezacapa, III, Esq., Partner; Maximilian Julian, Esq., Partner; Eleina Thomas, Esq., senior partner; and Oliver Thomas, Esq., associate attorney.

Mr. Roll has practical expertise in international business law, having served as assistant general counsel for a Fortune 500 company, overseeing litigation and providing advice in the purchase and sale of businesses and the licensing of technology to United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is interested in and has spoken about computer security issues handled by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Response Team.

Work and employment

The firm’s labor and employment law practice helps businesses navigate a complex system of employment and labor laws. Attorneys represent clients in difficult employment situations such as wrongful termination suits and sexual misconduct allegations, mitigate risk with force reductions, and advise on affirmative action programs.

They also offer a wide range of legal training, including training in performance management and supervision, as well as presentations to employers on legislative updates.

Louis J. Licata, Esq., Certified Counsel in Labor and Employment Law by the Supreme Court of Ohio, leads the new employment and labor practice. Mr. Licata is joined by Dan Roll, Esq., senior partner; Maximilian Julian, Esq., Partner; Shawn Wilson, Esq., senior counsel; and Eleina Thomson, Esq., senior partner.

New lawyer hires

Gertsburg Licata welcomes Shawn Wilson, Esq., senior counsel; Jason Lorenzon, Esq., senior counsel; and Mark Salem, the team’s senior legal recruiter.

“Our new attorney and senior executive hires are adding excellent talent to our team in the areas of business litigation, aviation law and senior legal recruitment,” Mr. Licata said. “They not only expand our practice areas and ability to serve our clients, but also bring experience and leadership that will help mentor and develop our junior associates.”

Ms. Shawn Wilson, Esq., has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. She earned her JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. She began her career with a law firm specializing in professional liability. This was followed by a large regional law firm specializing in insurance defense litigation, where she represented individuals, businesses and owners in both personal and corporate matters. In bench and jury trials, Ms. Wilson has argued contract disputes, insurance fraud, personal injury, real estate litigation, construction defects, product liability and many more.

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Mr. Jason Lorenzon is Ohio’s only Certified Specialist in Aviation Law, awarded by the Florida Bar in June 2021. He is a graduate of Cleveland State University’s Marshall College of Law. He is admitted to practice in the State of Ohio and the State of Florida. As an immigrant, he practiced immigration law and successfully represented clients before immigration court, USCIS, CBP and ICE. He is an FAA Certified Air Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He has helped companies and individuals acquire aircraft, protect medicals, pilot certificates, and drone law and operations. He has represented pilots and companies before the FAA, NTSB and federal courts.

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Mr. Mark Salem joins the company as Director of Strategic Growth. Mark began his career as a legal recruiter in 2011 at Marvel Consultants in Cleveland, OH. His practice has focused on representing the world’s leading law firms where he has directly recruited lawyers who represent emerging and high-growth companies in the technology, cleantech, digital media and gaming sectors. and life sciences. Mark’s executive talent experience includes recruiting senior talent at AM Law’s top 25 firms in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and other major markets.

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About Gertsburg Licata

Gertsburg Licata Co., LPA (G&L) is a full-service strategic and business law firm that represents and serves entrepreneurs and middle market business executives in commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, and regulatory issues. Gertsburg Licata is home to CoverMySix®, a unique anti-litigation audit developed specifically for middle market businesses. G&L is the sister company of Gertsburg Licata Acquisitions and Gertsburg Licata Talent. To learn more about Gertsburg Licata, please visit

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