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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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Articles &News


By Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP Have you received e-mails lately with a subject line similar to “We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy”? The increased volume of such e-mails is no coincidence. On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective, implementing an EU-wide set of standards for the protection […]

Family Law

Facebook Leads to Increased Divorce Rates

A recent study has found a correlation between relationship health and Facebook use that may cause more people to want to switch off the computer and smartphone in favor of spending more time paying attention to their spouses. The Study The study, published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, found that people […]

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Business Law

Qualified Opportunity Zones Update

By Jordan C. Butler, Associate, Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP One of the more interesting components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, effective December 22, 2017, is the Qualified Opportunity Zone program. The program provides potentially significant tax incentives for business investment in economically distressed areas. A Qualified Opportunity Zone (“QOZ”) is a low-income […]


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 […]

Firm News & Events


CPM’s Bicycle Club to participate at Pelotonia 17

Date: August 4-6, 2017
We will be cheering on members of our CPM Bicycle Club who will be participating in Pelotonia 17. All for ONE GOAL….to END CANCER!

Central Ohio BWPC 2017-2018 Kick-off Meeting

Date: August 17, 2017 , 8:00 to 9:30
“Corporate Branding Strategies” Featuring Brad Circone, Circone & Associates , BMI Federal Credit Union Dublin, Ohio

Carl Aveni to Present @ NBI’s Continuing Education Seminar, “Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media in the Trenches!

Date: September 28, 2017, 8:30 to 4:30 | Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus, Polaris

Alan Acker to Present at the Tax Advisory Group of the Columbus Jewish Foundation

Date: September 7, 2017 | Location : Bailey Cavalieri

Alan Acker will be presenting at the Ohio State Bar Association on Fiduciary Income (CLE)

Date: September 20, 2017 | Location : Ohio State Bar Association