Risk Management


Labor & Employment


Complex Commercial Litigation


Business Transactions

Good people, Doing great legal work, Exceptionally well.

Perez Morris is a minority-owned business law firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and attorneys licensed to practice across the country. In the Northeast the firm operates as Perez Morris Hyde. We guide our business clients to manage their employment risks and their commercial liability. We help them make deals happen. We provide general counsel, business litigation, and commercial transactional services nationwide.

We believe that great legal work requires hard work, attention to every detail, and above all, reliable expertise.

Our clients know that we do this — for them — every day.

ACI Industries Ltd., L.P. | American Family Insurance | Ann Taylor Stores | Charter Hill Construction | Christian Happenings | Cleveland State University | Crawford Hoying | Delta Energy | DHL/Exel | DSW | Elegant Packaging | Express | F&M Expressions Unlimited | Farah Jewelers | Federated Department Stores/Macy’s | FeeCorp Corporation | Gap | JPMorgan Chase | LBrands, Inc., and its Subsidiaries | Medical Technology Resource | Ochsendorf Promotions | Ohio School Facilities Commission | Personal Service Insurance Company | Precision Strip, Inc. | Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio | Sears/Kmart | School Employees Retirement System of Ohio | The Children’s Place | The Ohio State University | The Ohio State University Medical Center | The University of Toledo | Thomas W. Brankamp, CPA & Company | Youngstown State University

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    Ohio Workers’ Comp Update: COVID-19 claims handling

    As our country struggles with the COVID-19 crisis, both personally and professionally, it is important to understand the impact of this virus on the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system.   To date, there are eighteen COVID-19 claims filed with the Ohio BWC. Three of those claims......

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    Time to earn your trophies, millennials

    I am a millennial, born in 1985. I am a mom of three young kids and wife to a full time working spouse in a fast-paced career of his own. I am a commercial litigation and employment lawyer. I also manage our law firm with......

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    NYC out of possession landlords liable for sidewalk maintenance

    “Section 7-210 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York unambiguously imposes a nondelegable duty on certain real property owners to maintain City sidewalks abutting their land in a reasonably safe condition. Under this duty of care, a subject owner is liable for......

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    Motorized carts in retail stores

    On September 19, 2019, in Rieger v. Giant Eagle, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2019-Ohio-3745, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision involving motorized carts provided to patrons of retail stores. In the case, Giant Eagle provided a motorized cart to Ruth Kurka. Kurka, who was......