Team Joins Elite Cleveland Firm McCarthy Lebit Group


We members of the securities litigation group – attorneys  Hugh Berkson, and Jay Salamon — are pleased to announce that we have become principals in the prominent Cleveland, Ohio law firm of McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA. We are joined at McCarthy Lebit by our team’s stellar paralegal, Laurie Wilde.

With the closing of our prior firm, Hermann, Cahn & Schneider, we had many opportunities from which to choose in continuing our mission of helping investors. We considered options ranging from joining existing law firms to starting a firm of our own. But when McCarthy Lebit reached out to us, we quickly saw that theirs was an offer too good to pass up. With more than forty lawyers, many of whom had been distinguished partners of other law firms and thus had brought with them well recognized and highly respected knowledge and skills, McCarthy Lebit offered its clients legal services within virtually every area of the law. One of the few specialized areas in which the firm had a void was representation of investors in securities arbitration and litigation. As we now fill that niche, McCarthy Lebit adds to its broad and diverse group of practice areas and we continue our own work unabated, but with the ability to offer even greater resources to our clients.

In addition to our Securities Litigation work, our new firm offers deep expertise in such diverse areas as Banking & Finance; Corporate Law and Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy; Taxation; Public/Governmental Law; Insurance Coverage Disputes; Defamation and Privacy Law; Intellectual Property; Real Estate and Construction; Education Law; Divorce and Family Law; Trusts and Estates; Employment Law and Litigation; Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death Litigation; Criminal Defense, including Cyber and White Collar Criminal Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; and General Litigation.

If you are a current or past client of ours and you need legal assistance of any kind, or know someone else who does, please feel free to contact any of the three of us (or Laurie.) We will be sure to put you together with whichever of our colleagues can most expertly handle your needs, and we will remain involved to ensure that you get the kind of attentive and responsive service we’ve always provided for our clients.

Contact Hugh, Jay, or Laurie at McCarthy Lebit’s general number (216) 696-1422 or at our Stockmarketloss toll free number, (866)-932-1295. Email us at




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