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Brennan, Manna & Diamond Law Firm Promotes Four Attorneys in Akron and Jacksonville Offices

(Akron, Ohio and Jacksonville, Florida) – Brennan Manna Diamond (BMD), a business law firm with eight offices in Ohio, Florida and Arizona, has announced that Duriya (DD) Dhinojwala and Adrian Ribovich have been promoted from Partner to Member. Darren Jones and Bryan Meek have also been promoted from Associate Attorney to Partner.

Duriya (DD) Dhinojwala is an attorney in BMD’s Akron, Ohio office, having joined the firm in 2017. She focuses her practice on immigration law, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. DD has represented clients in federal and state courts and has experience in mediation and arbitration proceedings. She also represents corporations, colleges, universities, governmental entities, as well as individuals, in all aspects of the immigration process by preparing and guiding them in all steps related to filing a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DD is a member of the Akron, Medina and Ohio State Bar Associations, as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

DD was a Crain’s Cleveland 2020 Woman of Note. She co-chairs the firm’s Pro-Bono Committee and is a board member for Community Legal Aid in Akron. She is also the past chair and vice chair of India Sunday School in Akron. DD looks forward to joining a dynamic group of members who support the legal needs of our community and growing her immigration and bankruptcy practice.

Adrian Ribovich is an attorney in BMD’s Akron, Ohio office and focuses his practice in general corporate transactional law, tax, real estate and estate planning. His clients include non-profits, developers and title companies. He manages securities, registered offerings and private placement offerings. Adrian also assists restaurants and bars in the application and transfer process for liquor licenses and has significant experience forming non-profit organizations in the State of Ohio, including applying for income tax exemption with the IRS.

Adrian was excited to join BMD as an associate in 2010, transferring from a boutique firm in Toledo, Ohio. He saw opportunity at BMD, with its larger suite of practices and the ability to be involved in more complex transactions. Adrian is looking forward to expanding his practice and keeping the momentum going in 2021.

Darren Jones is an attorney in BMD’s Jacksonville, Florida office, focusing his practice on commercial litigation and real estate law. Joining the firm in 2013 from a national business law firm, he brings experience in a variety of civil actions in State and Federal court including contract disputes, construction litigation, complex class action defense, real property disputes, employment and labor litigation, creditor’s rights, eminent domain and condemnation matters.

Darren also works with financial institutions and property owners on real estate and transactional matters. He is a member of the Florida, Jacksonville and American Bar Associations.

Bryan Meek is an attorney in BMD’s Akron, Ohio office and focuses his practice in both employment and labor and healthcare law. He counsels a wide range of healthcare industry clients on issues such as contract disputes and government and private payor appeals and disputes. Bryan's labor & employment practice focuses on advising business owners and human resource departments relative to matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as both state and federal discrimination laws. He enjoys assisting start-up companies and other entities with employment and healthcare compliance. Bryan oversees the firm’s Summer Associate Program and also assisted in launching the firm’s Title IX practice. 

Bryan is a member of the Akron Bar Association Labor and Employment and Healthcare Law Sections, as well as the Ohio State and American Bar Associations. Bryan also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Tuesday Musical in Akron, Ohio. In 2021, he is looking forward to the return of live sports and music.

Brennan, Manna & Diamond was founded in 2000 with the goal of combining highly skilled, talented attorneys with practical experience in business matters to create a new way to provide legal and business services to its clients.

BMD’s access to a network of successful business entrepreneurs, consultants and developers allows for innovative solutions, symbiotic partnerships and sound legal and business advice for our clients. With 70 attorneys in eight offices – BMD serves clients of all types and sizes in numerous industry sectors nationwide. For more information, visit

Key Takeaways from BMD’s Banking and Cannabis Webinar

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American Heart Association's 2021 Go Red For Women

The BMD Season of Giving in 2020 was a great way to help out organizations that help others. Continuing community involvement in 2021, we will be looking to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. Healthcare and Hospital Law Member and Vice President Amanda Waesch is the Chair of Go Red for Women for the American Heart Association, which is kicking off the 28 days of Heart Health. Show your support on February 5th with “Wear Red and Give” Day. Consider hosting a Jeans Day every Friday in the month of February at your place of business in support of Go Red For Women, even encouraging remote employees to participate. Snap a pic of your team members in their red gear and post on social media (socially distanced in person or a virtual group photo will work, too!) – see the toolkit here for sharing on your favorite social platforms. Click here to learn more and donate to the GRFW Campaign.

COVID-19 Legal Issues Update and Ask Us Anything Webinar Recording

Join Brennan Manna Diamond Employment & Labor law Member Jeffrey Miller and Healthcare & Employment law Partner Bryan Meek on December 10 ET for 'COVID-19 Legal Issues Update and Ask Us Anything' webinar.

BMD Recognized as Best Law Firm 2021

BMD's Season of Giving

This holiday season, BMD felt an overwhelming urge to give back to the communities in which we live and work. That is how BMD’s 2020 Season of Giving program was created. In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we designated $20,000 and asked each of our offices to propose charities and causes that were important to them—organizations that lend their care, support, services, resources and education to others on a daily basis.