Mr. Dahman joined Jamie Morris on WTKA to discuss college athletes being able to sell their likeness/do endorsements per the pending California law SB 206 known as the “Fair Pay to Play Act.” You can listen to the segment here: https://omny.fm/shows/the-m-zone-1/02-samir-dahman-091319
Thank you all so much for supporting the Berkshire Triathlon & Kids Fun Run in its 8th year!!!
We met our three goals of:
- Trying Hard – getting out and exercising, which can be tough in our busy lives
- Having Fun – keeping the vibe light at the fun run and try-athlon and feeding people (sorry that the bounce house and snow cones didn’t happen; thanks neighborhood power outage!)
- Helping Kids Heal – collectively, we raised $25,184 to help kids and their families with serious illnesses at Flying Horse Farms and Ronald McDonald House
Thank you to all of our sponsors, who allow every dollar of registration and donations to go directly to FHF and RMCH, including our sponsors:
- Moby Dick Unlimited – bodacious branding
- Caliber – store development logistics
- Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine – phenomenal pediatricians
- Ary Roepcke & Mulchaey – excellent accountants
- City Barbeque – fantastic food
- Pure Dental – delicate dentists
- Lamp Apparel – local, creative gear
- Upper Arlington Preventative Primary Care – dedicated docs
- Riddell Law – critical criminal attorneys
- Orthopedic One – sports docs
On June 6, 2019, Mr. Dahman graduated from Leadership Columbus’ Signature Program.
Leadership Columbus is a unique combination of relationship-building, learning, problem-solving, civic engagement and personal growth.
The program structure has evolved over the years to truly reflect a product that motivates, informs, and connects individuals ready to take on the challenges and opportunities faced by our community, their companies and their families.
Annually, 55-65 individuals are selected from a pool of applicants to build a class representative of the Greater Columbus area. The result is a class of professionals who are ready to hone their leadership skills and talents and connect them to community causes about which they are passionate.
The Signature Program is a 10-month experience designed to give participants the tools they need to become active and influential leaders in the community.
The program is a balanced combination of a retreat, monthly program days and a Community Impact Project. In September, a mandatory two-day retreat helps participants focus on their personal leadership style and skills. The retreat is complemented by nine monthly program days that focus on the significant challenges to the Central Ohio region. Issues covered include the economy, diversity, the justice system, public education and human and social service issues.
On August 24th, I appeared on 105.7 FM The Zone with Bruce Hooley to discuss issues surrounding Urban Meyer’s contract and the report Ohio State’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding Zach Smith’s conduct.
Here’s the segment:
Samir Dahman is honored to join several other budding Columbus civic leaders as part of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2019.
Leadership Columbus is a unique combination of relationship-building, learning, problem-solving, civic engagement and personal growth. Annually, 55-65 individuals are selected from a pool of applicants to build a class representative of the Greater Columbus area. The result is a class of professionals who are ready to hone their leadership skills and talents and connect them to community causes about which they are passionate. It is a 10-month experience designed to give participants the tools they need to become active and influential leaders in the community.
Read more in the article in Columbus Business First.
This year was the Berkshire Triathlon’s most successful year with 160 participants raising $37,000 for Flying Horse Farms and $3,671 for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio.
This could not have done this without Greif and Render as the Presenting Sponsor and supporting sponsors City Barbeque, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Ary Roepcke Mulchaey, Zilla, SWS Partners, First Merchants, Budros Ruhlin & Roe, Upper Arlington Preventative Primary Care, Hosket Ulen, The Kullman Group, Riddell Law, Rose Bredle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Acre, Orthopedic One, Collins & Slagle, and ScottsMiracle-Grow.
As lead trial counsel in a two-week jury trial defending a small business and its CEO against sexual harassment claims originally by six plaintiffs where the CEO admitted having sex with 8 employees seeking more than $3 million, KJK attorney Samir Dahman obtained a jury outcome essentially giving only one plaintiff just $16,000.
Samir Dahman, the Partner in Charge of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, LLP’s Columbus office, was selected for the fifth consecutive year as a 2018 Business Litigation Super Lawyers in Columbus by Ohio Super Lawyer magazine, following two years of being selected as a Rising Star.
Ten other KJK attorneys were also selected as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, including Senior Partner Robert H. Jackson, Managing Partner Jon J. Pinney, Sarah J. Gabinet, Robert S. Gilmore, Jon W. Groza, Ari H. Jaffe, Justine L. Konicki, Brett S. Krantz, Alan M. Rauss, and Susan O. Scheutzow.
The Super Lawyers selection process evaluates lawyers based upon multiple criteria, including professional achievement and peer recognition; honors and awards; firm and bar involvement and leadership; scholarship and professional writings; community service and pro bono activities; and other outstanding achievements.
“Rising Stars” are the top up-and-coming attorneys who are no more than 40 years old or who have been practicing for no more than 10 years.
Samir Dahman, Partner in Charge of KJK’s Columbus office, and his client are savoring a recent victory in a bitter intellectual property dispute between a franchisor and former franchisee who both serve calzones.
The franchisor – D.P. Dough – asserted nine (9) claims, including: trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement; breach of contract; misappropriation of trade secrets; Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act, unfair competition, tortious interference with business, and unjust enrichment – against the former franchisee who went out on his own to open calzone restaurants in Southeastern college towns. Most concerning, however, was the franchisor’s motion for an injunction that would have required the former franchisee and Mr. Dahman’s client to close his two operating restaurants.
But instead going through discovery and allowing the case to play out normally, D.P. Dough asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio to hold an immediate hearing on an injunction to force Mr. Dahman’s client to close his two restaurants.
At the injunction hearing, which was converted to a trial under Rule 65(a)(2), Mr. Dahman debunked all of D.P. Dough’s claims, even though D.P. Dough was represented by the venerable attorneys of the Taft firm. D.P. Dough was so concerned that they would lose the injunction, and effectively the case, that it asked Mr. Dahman’s client if it would like to mediate. So the parties attended mediation and thought they may have reached a settlement. As it were, negotiations fell apart and the parties sought the Court’s guidance on the purported settlement. Eventually, the Court held there was no settlement and allowed the injunction to be decided.
With the settlement snafu over, the parties anxiously awaited the Court’s decision that would end the whole case – and possibly Mr. Dahman’s client’s successful fledgling restaurants.
Just as college students were getting settled back into their classes, Chief Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr. issued the Court’s decision finding that D.P. Dough likely could not succeed on the merits of its claims, and even if it could there was no irreparable harm to the business, while Mr. Dahman’s client’s businesses would be forced to shut down. In doing so, the Court found in Mr. Dahman’s client’s favor on all nine of D.P. Dough’s claims. The decision is reported at D.P. Dough Franchising, LLC v. Southworth et al., No. 2:15-cv-2635, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157951 (S.D. Ohio Sep. 26, 2017).
Following the decision Mr. Dahman’s client’s principal stated “we were confident that their claims were baseless, are thankful the Court came to the right outcome, and are excited to getting back to what we do best – crafting quality calzones for hungry students.” Mr. Dahman added “we are fortunate to have an insightful bench in the Southern District of Ohio as well as a skilled team.”
If you need a skilled and passionate advocate, contact Mr. Dahman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.636.1250.
This year was the Berkshire Triathlon’s most successful year with 160 participants raising $18,000 for Flying Horse Farms and $3,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio.
This could not have done this without KJK as the Presenting Sponsor and supporting sponsors City Barbecue, Greenswell, Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, tinytitan, Derrick Layer Custom Homes & Remodeling, Pure Dental, Abercrombie & Fitch, Collins & Slagle, The Arlington Bank, ARM, Acre, and Scotts Miracle-Grow.