Florence, KY - Gerner & Kearns participated in Preservation Kentucky's Tour 120, a statewide heritage tourism program launched to raise awareness of the importance of historic preservation to Kentucky's communities and raise funds to help nonprofits that preserve, manage and showcase them. The program took place on Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 2019 during National Historical Preservation Month and included tours of historic residential, commercial and public buildings on the same days throughout the state to make a large impact on the public. Newport featured 2 sites including the Mansion Home of General James Taylor, founder of Newport in 1795, now a law office for Gerner & Kearns and Southgate Street School.
The Kentucky legislature's passage of comprehensive new power of attorney legislation in 2018 added protections as well as responsibilities for third parties. These help to protect lenders, real estate sellers or buyers, or other entities doing business with agents appointed under powers of attorney. A nonagent third party may question the validity of the appointment, scope of power granted or meaning of some other aspect of the appointing document.
Florence, KY - Gerner & Kearns sponsored and participated in the American Heart Association 2019 Northern Kentucky HeartChase Saturday May 18 at Newport on the Levee for the second consecutive year. In 2018, the firm was the photo booth sponsor and this year got into the game as a checkpoint sponsor. David Gerner, Founder and Managing Partner served on the Executive Leadership Team and participated in the Executive Leadership Challenge raising over $3,800 and counting.
Florence, KY - Every year Cincy Magazine's Power 100 February/March issue features leading lawyers in the tristate area including Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. Registered attorneys in these areas are invited to submit ballots nominating the best among their colleagues. Self-nominations are prohibited, and submissions are fact checked and approved by an advisory board to ensure accuracy and authenticity. This list has been published for 14 years and this year includes 288 of the best lawyers in the area as nominated by their peers.
Today we continue our discussion of Kentucky's recent adoption of provisions of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. In this Part 2, we will talk about the duties of an agent who has accepted appointment.
Florence, KY - Gerner & Kearns opened a new office in downtown Cincinnati at 119 East Court Street, Suite 503 on Monday June 3. The new office is centrally located and conveniently less than one block from the Hamilton County Administration Building and Courthouse. The firm can now host closings and meetings downtown since the new location includes a spacious conference room, additional meeting space, ample on-street and garage parking nearby. A growing firm with thirteen attorneys, Gerner & Kearns will be able to better serve clients in Ohio with the addition of a downtown office.
On July 14, 2018, Kentucky's new Power of Attorney law took effect. The series of new statutes in Chapter 457 are based on the Uniform Power of Attorney Act as drafted by the Uniform Law Commission. The ULA is a group of lawyers that crafts generic laws that an individual state may enact as its own, often with legislative modifications to meet the unique needs of that jurisdiction.