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Perez & Morris Garners a Diversity in Business Award

Perez & Morris Garners a Diversity in Business Award

Columbus Business First Names Perez & Morris an Honoree in the Outstanding Diverse Organization Category

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 18, 2018 – Today, Perez & Morris, LLC, a business defense law firm representing clients in the retail, construction and development, and transportation and logistics industries, announced that it’s been honored with a Diversity in Business Award. Columbus Business First has named the firm an honoree in the Outstanding Diverse Organization category.

The Diversity in Business Awards cover excellence in all areas of diversity, including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion, as well as highlighting diverse organizations and individuals across a wide variety of industries. Honorees will be recognized at the Diversity in Business Awards Luncheon Thursday, August 9.

“It’s such an honor to be recognized with an award as an Outstanding Diverse Organization,” said John Perez, founder, Perez & Morris. “Perez & Morris prides itself on maintaining a diverse workforce and encourages diversity in hiring new members of our team. It’s at the center of everything we do. As the largest Hispanic-owned law firm in central Ohio and with nearly 50% of our attorneys women, we absolutely believe in walking the talk when it comes to diversity.”

Perez & Morris actively participates in organizations including Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD), the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) and the Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

About Perez & Morris

Perez & Morris LLC guides its clients in the proactive management of risk and liability exposure across nearly all business practice areas, focusing on the retail and restaurant, construction and development, banking, and transportation and logistics industries. The firm provides outside general counsel, transactional and business litigation services coast to coast from its offices in Ohio and New York. Founded 20 years ago on the premise that great legal work requires diligence, attention to every detail, and above all, reliable expertise, the firm celebrates diversity as the core of who we are and the heart of our success with our clients across the country.

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Sarah Perez, 40 under 40

Sarah Perez of Perez & Morris Named to 40 Under 40

Sarah Perez of Perez & Morris Named to 40 Under 40

Class of Honorees by Columbus Business First

Perez Selected from a Record Number of Nominees in Long-Running Awards Program

Sarah Perez of Perez & Morris Named to 40 Under 40, Sarah Perez HeadshotCOLUMBUS, Ohio, April 24, 2018 – Today, Perez & Morris, LLC, a business defense law firm representing clients in the retail, construction and development, and transportation and logistics industries, announced that attorney Sarah Perez has been recognized as an honoree in the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, as selected by Columbus Business First.

Perez has worked to grow the firm’s labor and employment practice area. Throughout her tenure at Perez & Morris, she’s managed multi-million-dollar litigation, negotiated numerous corporate transactions and arbitrated complex commercial matters.

Among Perez’s accomplishments, she has played an active role serving on committees for the past several years for both Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) and the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).

Most recently, in February, Perez was selected to participate in a panel of industry leaders at Mentoring Monday sponsored by Columbus Business First. She also served as a mentor at the event.

Perez is the founder of the Overcomer Foundation, launched to  economically empower women in the central Ohio community by focusing on access to education and affordable childcare. Through the foundation, Perez hopes to eliminate barriers for women who want to break the cycle of poverty and achieve stability for their families by pursuing the next step in their education.

In addition, Perez is actively involved in her church, Movement Church in Hilliard, as well as in her children’s school activities in Worthington.

“Sarah is visionary in her approach to addressing social and community issues. For the past several years, I have had the privilege to witness Sarah Perez’s commitment to run a purpose-driven law firm that measures its success not just on the number of clients it serves or cases it wins but, far more importantly, on the value and impact it has on the community,” said Barb Smoot, president and CEO of WELD. “As a result, Sarah is sought as a speaker and mentor for women who want to learn how to engage in community service in ways that drive impact, deliver results and bring more meaning to their lives.”

In its 26th year, the 40 Under 40 awards program received a record number of nominations. The honorees will be celebrated with a party at the Hollywood Casino the evening of Thursday, May 24.

“At Columbus Business First we’re very proud of our longest-running awards program, 40 Under 40. This is our 26th year celebrating central Ohio’s most promising next generation of leaders,” said Nick Fortine, president and publisher, Columbus Business First. “This year was our most competitive with over 300 nominations and a record 236 completed applications. Our honorees are among select company.”

About Perez & Morris

Perez & Morris LLC guides its clients in the proactive management of risk and liability exposure across nearly all business practice areas, focusing on the retail, construction and development, and transportation and logistics industries. The firm provides outside general counsel, transactional and business litigation services coast to coast from its offices in Ohio and New York. Founded 20 years ago on the premise that great legal work requires diligence, attention to every detail, and above all, reliable expertise, the firm celebrates diversity as the core of who we are and the heart of our success with our clients across the country.

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NAMWOLF BUSINESS MEETING IN SAN ANTONIO A GREAT SUCCESS!

P&M attorneys John Perez and Sarah Perez attended the 2015 Business Meeting for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) last week in San Antonio, Texas.  At the Meeting, the organization delved deeper into how to position minority and women-owned law firms to increase their client base and best showcase their skills and expertise.  In addition, planning is well underway for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Hollywood, California.  We are proud to be members of this great organization and a huge thank you to the Texas-based firms who planned a productive and fun Meeting!

Pictured above: Members of the Labor & Employment Practice Area Committee enjoying a delicious meal at Bella on the Riverwalk.