Crestview Hills, KY; February 17, 2009 – DBL Partners David W. Burleigh, James A. Dressman III, Mark D. Guilfoyle and Alan J. Hartman were recognized by Cincy Magazine as four of the top lawyers in the Tri-State area. They are among 172 area attorneys featured in the publication’s “Leading Lawyers” list, compiled from nominations by recipients’ peers.
Burleigh’s practice focuses on closely-held businesses, and he has broad experience in assisting companies with business-related litigation issues such as business ownership, commercial transactions, and asset protection. He also handles non-litigation matters facing closely-held businesses, such as ownership agreements, acquisitions, sales, and international operations. Burleigh oversees estate planning for business owners and their families. He has extensive experience with private foundations and charitable trusts, and often is called upon to advise high-net worth families in the design and execution of family philanthropy plans. Burleigh is an alumnus of the CALL (Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers) program through the Cincinnati Bar Association, aimed at promoting and encouraging leadership and professionalism among its members. He has also served as a member of the Corporate Leadership Council of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Burleigh graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1995 and is a member of the Cincinnati, Ohio State, Northern Kentucky, and Kentucky Bar Associations. He resides in Cincinnati.
Dressman heads the commercial law and banking practice at DBL. His practice includes banking law, commercial transactions, tax law, probate, estate planning and real estate. Deeply committed to serving the community, he is a prior board member and past president of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and is presently a member of: the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors, the Thomas More College Foundation Board, Thomas More College Major Gifts Committee (Chair), and the board of directors of Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers, Inc. He is also currently serving as Chair of the Diocese of Covington Diocesan and Parish Annual Appeal. Dressman obtained a law degree from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and is a member of the Ohio State, Northern Kentucky, and Kentucky Bar Associations. He is the chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Audit Committee. He resides in Edgewood.
Guilfoyle heads the administrative law section at DBL. He represents employers in employment and labor relations matters, practices extensively in the area of administrative law (health care and government affairs), and represents media clients in First Amendment cases. Guilfoyle has served on the Advisory Board that oversees the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (1998-2004), as well as the Kentucky League for Educational Alternatives (1998-2004). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legacy, an organization affiliated with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and who works closely with Vision 2015. Guilfoyle also currently serves as President of the Serra Club of Northern Kentucky, a group devoted to promoting vocations to the Roman Catholic priesthood and religious life. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Catholic Urban Education, an effort devoted to enhancing Catholic education in Northern Kentucky’s inner cities, and on the Board of Trustees of the Northern Kentucky University Foundation. He obtained a law degree with honors from George Washington University in 1983 and is a member of the Northern Kentucky and Kentucky Bar Associations. He resides in Edgewood.
Hartman heads the firm’s Computer & Information Technology Practice Group. He is also partner-in-charge of the firm’s downtown Cincinnati office. He practices business law with an emphasis on computer, Internet, and information technology law. Hartman is a member of the Ohio State, Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations, the Christian Legal Society, and the Computer Law Association. In addition, he is on the Internet/e-Commerce & Computer Law Committee (past Committee Chair), Corporate Counsel Committee, and International Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association, and the Computer Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association. He is a trustee and the president of Franciscans Network, a nonprofit corporation that works to promote and protect human rights throughout the world. He obtained his law degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1978. He resides in Fort Thomas.