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Teresa Purtiman

Teresa Purtiman

Attorney at Law

Mansfield
Ohio
Licensed in
OH
University of
Akron
School of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Teresa is an innovative corporate attorney, with practice areas including business law and commercial contracts. She has specialized emphasis on transportation issues, entertainment, and technology. She is equally comfortable representing Fortune 500 companies or entrepreneurial startups, helping them properly handle all legal matters related to their business.
Teresa's prior experience includes 10 years with international and regional law firms and 5 years in-house with large corporations. She lives in central Ohio but represents clients throughout the country. Teresa graduated from University of Akron School of Law and also has a
… read more bachelor's degree in economics from Ohio State.
16
Years
experience

Representative Clients

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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Teresa has helped us with multiple contracts for many of our productions and helped us navigate the waters of the distribution contract for our first television series. She was very detailed and made it easy for us to understand which helped us to get the best deal. We have worked with Teresa for several years and will continue to come back to her for help with our future productions."

Documentary Production and Distribution
Posted on Jun 7, 2016
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"Having been a client at a large Los Angeles based entertainment law firm for three years, I can say with confidence that Teresa’s knowledge, experience, and negotiating skills are on par with anyone in the industry. It only took one deal to realize what a tremendous asset I had been introduced to in Teresa, and Purtiman Law quickly earned my business. Teresa takes the time to discuss multiple scenarios and outcomes with her clients while at the same time remaining open to input as well. It is rare to find counsel where you feel as if you’re the only client. I am incredibly grateful for that."

IP Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Posted on Jun 6, 2016

Work History

Purtiman Legal Services, LLC

Attorney / Owner

Nov 2014 - Present

Provides corporate legal counsel to businesses large and small in a variety of areas, including outside general counsel duties, company formation and compliance,employment issues, real estate, environmental, and intellectual property, with emphasis on transportation, film, publishing, and entertainment industries.

Nov 2014 - Present

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, & Aronoff LLP

Of-Counsel Attorney

Dec 2009 - Nov 2014

Provided legal counsel for companies on all forms of transportation issues, including motor carrier, broker, and warehousing contracts, shipping contracts, and regulatory issues. Provided counsel for the independent motion picture industry and other performing arts. Assists companies as legal counsel in all aspects of transportation, contracts, real estate, litigation, IP and employment matters.

Dec 2009 - Nov 2014

YRC Worldwide, Inc.

In-House Counsel

May 2007 - Jul 2009

Provided corporate legal counsel in contractual, real estate, litigation, IP, and employment matters for regional LTL business units USF Holland, USF Reddaway, and New Penn Motor Express and truckload business unit USF Glen Moore. Provided transportation contract counsel for all six business units (including Yellow Transportation and Roadway Express) with combined annual revenue of $9.6B.

May 2007 - Jul 2009

Roetzel & Andress, LLP

Of-Counsel Attorney

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Provided legal counsel for corporations and small businesses in corporate, in-house and intellectual property areas; provided imbedded in-house counsel support for Electrolux North America; counseled film industry clients including releases, location agreements, producer, artist, and actor agreements, and soundtrack / synch licenses; provided counsel for small business formation and planning.

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Electrolux

Imbedded In-house Counsel

Sep 2005 - Dec 2006

On loan from Roetzel & Andress, provided in-house counsel support for Electrolux; drafted and negotiated contracts, including independent contractor, purchases/leases, licensing, dealer/retailer, terminations, warranties, advertising, telemarketing, infomercials, software, banking, real estate/leases, and vendor agreements. Coordinated tax valuation appeals. Assisted with Canadian/Mexican issues

Sep 2005 - Dec 2006

Walter & Haverfield

Associate Attorney

Feb 2004 - Aug 2005

Provided legal counsel for corporations, small businesses, and municipalities in the corporate, telecommunications, and zoning fields; drafted and negotiated agreements for telecom, Internet, broadband over power lines, wi-fi, dark fiber, Internet service providers; assisted with economic development, tax abatements, enterprise zone and tax incentive agreements, zoning rewrites and zoning research

Feb 2004 - Aug 2005

Adelphia Communications Corp.

Staff Attorney

Nov 2001 - Jul 2003

Provided legal counsel in areas of intellectual property, Internet, federal and state legislation and regulations, telemarketing, and telephony; responsible for all corporate legal issues in Florida and Puerto Rico, negotiated contracts, franchise renewals, coordinated employment issues, performed dispute avoidance and resolution functions, managed litigation, and prepared FCC filings.

Nov 2001 - Jul 2003

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