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Legal Excellence
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For over 50 years, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP has been providing legal excellence to businesses, families and individuals. We value building long-lasting relationships with our clients and we are dedicated to protecting and preserving what is important to them.
At CPM, we foster collaborative, innovative problem solving and are structured to leverage the expertise of all our staff in order to provide the individual attention our clients have come to expect. Although each of our practice areas addresses its own unique matters, our clients understand that CPM can support multiple legal issues and will serve as a trusted partner through complex business and personal circumstances.

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We help our clients weigh risks and make decisions that protect what they’ve
worked hard to build.


Articles & News
Family Wealth & Estate Planning

Are Your Ducks In A Row?

October 15th -19th is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. During this week, we are reminded that estate planning involves the creation of documents such as trusts, wills, financial powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney to allow for the support of financial and health care decisions during life and after death. There are other aspects of […]


Ohio Supreme Court Creates Uninsured Exposure for General Contractors and Property Owners

By Matthew S. Brown On October 9th, 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a Decision in Ohio N. Univ. v. Charles Constr. Servs., Inc., that exposes contractors to significant potential uninsured claims. To the extent any corrective action is taken following this Decision, it could be some time in the making. If and when any […]

Articles & News
Business Law

Business Succession Planning – Six Reasons You Should “Take Care of Business”

By Jane Higgins Marx, Partner, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Business succession planning is the process of preparing for the continuation of a company through transition of management and transfer of control. The oft recited definition of business succession planning makes it sound so easy, right? In practice, business succession planning is anything but easy […]

Business Law

OSHA From The Dentist’s Perspective

Co-Authored by Alicia Nesline Shaw, Attorney, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Dr. Dennis Benton of Mint Dental Team is familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from his days before dental school. “My previous experience with OSHA was in various jobs I held before I attended OSU College of Dentistry. I handled various hazardous chemicals, operated different […]

Firm News & Events


CPM to Sponsor Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum, “Cybersecurity Up Close and Personal”

Date: October 3, 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM | Location: The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W Spring St, Columbus

WSYX ABC 6 “Ask The Attorney” with Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP

Date: October 10, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM | Location: WSYX ABC 6-TV – Call 614-481-6678

Geoff Kunkler to present at The Society of Financial Service Professionals monthly chapter meeting, “Preparing For The New Frontier In Trusts & Estates: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency”

Date: October 11 | Location: Brookside Golf & Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus

Ronald McDonald House Charities – A Toast to Tinseltown: Ten Years of Terror

Date: October 12, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Location: Chemical Abstracts, 2540 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus

Jordan Butler to present at NBI seminar, “Negotiating Indemnification, Reps, Warranties and More in Business Contracts”

Date: October 12, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Location: Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn, 200 Montrose West Avenue, Akron

Central Ohio BWPC Meeting, “Beyond the Hype: The Truth About AI, MI and Blockchain”

Date: October 18, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | Location: BMI Federal Credit Union, 6165 Emerald Parkway, Dublin

Jordan Butler to present with panel at DEC, “Preparing For A Fantastic 2019”

Date: October 18, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Location: Dublin Entrepreneurial Center (DEC), 565 Metro Place South, Suite 190, Dublin

CPM to Sponsor Delaware County Foundation, “Evening of Generosity”

Date: October 25, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Location: Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris, 409 Altair Parkway, Westerville

Book Signing and Reception for Former CPM Partner, Laurence E. Sturtz

Date: October 16, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Location: Carlie Patchen & Murphy LLP Lobby, 366 East Broad Street, Columbus