Dinsmore Adds 3 Partners to Louisville Office

October 23, 2015News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP adds three exceptional partners to Louisville, expanding that location to include Immigration and Real Estate practitioners.

Matthew P. Gunn and Barbara W. Menefee practice out of the Labor and Employment Department and focus on immigration law. Clifford H. Ashburner joins Dinsmore’s Real Estate group in the firm’s Corporate Department. The three partners left Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs for Dinsmore.

“Adding stand-out partners like Barbara, Cliff and Matt to our office not only enhances the services we provide to our clients, but it also shows Dinsmore is becoming a go-to firm for attorneys looking for a change,” said John Selent, Louisville Office Managing Partner. “The platform we provide in this office and across the firm makes Dinsmore an attractive choice. We continue to look for more opportunities to bring attorneys on board who complement the outstanding group we currently have here in Louisville to successfully serve our clients.”

Matthew Gunn represents privately-held and publicly-traded corporations in business immigration matters including all forms of nonimmigrant visas for professionals. He also counsels employers on permanent residence applications, employment eligibility verification and compliance programs and in navigating the Department of Labor’s complex PERM process. He frequently writes and presents on immigration issues. Gunn has been recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the area of Immigration Law by Louisville Magazine and is the only Kentucky Immigration Attorney recognized by Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.

Cliff Ashburner’s practice covers all aspects of Real Estate law. He primarily advises clients through the development process, representing them before planning commissions, zoning boards and city councils. Ashburner also assists clients through the financing and disposition phases of development. He is a leader in sustainable development and is a LEED Accredited Professional. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program. Ashburner been recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" for Land Use & Zoning Law by Louisville Magazine, has the highest professional AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in Chambers USA for Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use. He earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Barbara Menefee’s practice also focuses on all aspects of business-related immigration law. She represents companies, universities, healthcare organizations and other business entities in their hiring and retention of foreign national employees. Menefee concentrates her practice in helping foreign nationals obtain their permanent residence in the United States. Earlier in her career, she served as in-house counsel for Fruit of the Loom. Menefee has been recognized as one of the "Top Lawyers" in the area of Immigration Law by Louisville Magazine. She earned her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law.
In 2015, Louisville has added eight attorneys, including three from the merger with Huddleston Bolen LLP in February.