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JAMES S. ADRAY is a partner in the Toledo law firm of Adray & Grna, where he practices in the areas of business law, probate, estate planning, divorce, and medical malpractice. Mr. Adray is a mediator/arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and is a mediator trainer throughout Ohio. He has taught at the University of Toledo Law School and College of Education. Mr. Adray is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Probate and Trust Law committees), and the Ohio State (Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution committees) and Toledo bar associations. He earned both his B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Toledo.
JOSEPH D. CARNEY is a partner with the law firm Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC. He is a nationally recognized author, lecturer and attorney with more than 37 years of practical experience in guiding business clients through the complex process of establishing, operating and growing a business in Ohio and in other locations. Mr. Carney is a former attorney and special counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with the SEC Division of Investment Management, Division of Enforcement and Office of General Counsel. He is an experienced arbitrator with AAA, the New York Stock Exchange and FINRA. Mr. Carney is admitted to both the Ohio and District of Columbia bars, as well as to practice before various U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He is an active member of the Cleveland, Ohio and Akron, Ohio communities, serving as trustee or participant to multiple civic organizations. A noted author and lecturer on securities, real estate, business, agriculture and cybersecurity law topics, Mr. Carney is frequently asked to consult on complex securities investigation and litigation, including issuing securities and raising capital, crowdfunding, broker-dealer issues, insurance securities, forensic accounting, municipal securities and publicly or privately-held companies. He is general counsel of Woodbury Vineyards, Inc., a winery in Western New York and is active with a major national agricultural company. Mr. Carney earned his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his LL.M. degree in securities regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.
J. DOUGLAS RUCK is a partner in the Northwest Ohio law firm of Ruck & Wright, Ltd., with offices in Perrysburg and Pemberville, Ohio, where his practice focuses on probate and estate planning, real estate, business and non-profit law, municipal law and civil litigation. He serves as village solicitor for the village of Gibsonburg in Sandusky County, and he also has represented a number of community-based, non-profit organizations in Northwest Ohio, including the Wood County Children's Services Association, dba Children's Resource Center. Mr. Ruck is a principle in Portage Valley/Perrysburg Title, an independent real estate title and escrow company serving Northwest Ohio. He is a member and past president of the Wood County Bar Association and he also has served on the board of the Wood County Law Library, the Eastwood Education Foundation, Otterbein Portage Valley Retirement Community and the Henry-Wood Sportsman's Alliance. Mr. Ruck is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, having served on its Council of Delegates and as a fellow in the Ohio State Bar Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and his J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.