As Demand for Legal Services Grows, Shumaker Announces Regional Service Line Leaders

TOLEDO, OH - With increased demand for real estate transactions and shifting workplace culture due to the pandemic, the demand for legal services is rising in these sectors. Shumaker is announcing new regional service line leaders to meet this growing need to help clients successfully navigate through new legal challenges.

“Helping clients and businesses stay ahead of legal trends is vital to their success,” Chairman Tom Dillon said. “It is exciting to see Shumaker continuing to expand throughout Ohio and regionally.”

Partner Rebecca Shope will serve as the Regional Leader of the Labor, Employment and Benefits Service Line, with Partner Scott Newsom named Team Leader for Benefits.

“As the workplace continues to evolve, our team offers clients a wide range of legal services to manage the complex relationship between employers and employees. Our attorneys provide advice and implement strategies that reflect our deep understanding of the businesses we serve,” shared Rebecca. “Employee benefits and executive compensation are specialties that require particular expertise. Having Scott as our team leader for benefits is a huge asset. He has extensive experience in leading strategies to navigate the constantly developing areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.”

In addition, Shumaker has named Partner Beth Eckel as the Regional Leader of the Real Estate and Development Service Line.

“The real estate industry is booming right now as the demand for new construction and developments continues to rise, we have a team of intelligent and dynamic attorneys and legal professionals who can navigate the most complex transactions. Our real estate team does it all from acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, construction, and property developments. I am personally looking forward to managing the continued growth that the Real Estate and Development Service Line is experiencing in Ohio and Michigan and our team is extremely focused on helping our clients capitalize on their opportunities,” said Beth. 

The announcements come as Shumaker continues to experience significant growth and momentum. Over the past year, Shumaker has added national and regional service line leaders for the most quickly growing and in-demand areas of law including, real estate and development; health law; environmental and energy; intellectual property and technology; labor, employment, and benefits; and wealth strategies.