Law

 Gregory S. French is president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a professional association of more than 4,500 lawyers dedicated to improving the quality of legal services available to seniors and people with special needs. French is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He has chaired the elder law committees of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association, and has co-authored Anderson's Ohio Elder Law Practice Manual.

Thomas Gabelman has joined Frost Brown Todd as a member in the firm's construction group. He was formerly with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Gabelman has substantial experience in the public-private partnership arena, with a focus on developing large projects. He served as project counsel to Hamilton County since 1997. He worked on negotiation and implementation of multiple funding, financing, development and construction agreements pertaining to the $2.5 billion redevelopment of Cincinnati's riverfront area.

Nine attorneys from the Cincinnati office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recognized in Ohio by Super Lawyers Magazine. The magazine salutes the top 5 percent in more than 70 practice areas. In addition, eight members of the firm were recognized as Rising Stars. Glenn Whitaker was named one of the top 50 Super Lawyers in Ohio and top 100 in Ohio. Others named Super Lawyers were Melvin Bedree, Daniel Buckley, Nathaniel Lampley, Jeffrey Marks, Mark Norman, Michael Schwartz, Donald Shuller and Victor Walton, Jr. Recognized by the publication as Rising Stars were Whitney Gibson, Patrick Hagan, Joseph Harper, Jacob Mahle, Emily Pan, Eric Richardson, Kimberly Schaefer and Elizabeth Weinewuth.
 
 
 
 
 
 David Whaley andChristopher Elswick have been promoted to partner at the Cincinnati office of Dinsmore. Elswick is a member of the intellectual property department where he specializes counseling, opinion work, due diligence studies, and development and management of patent portfolios. Whaley specializes in employee benefits including design, implementation and compliance, health and welfare arrangements and fringe benefits.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Medicine

Dr. Brian Skale, who has practiced cardiology in Cincinnati since 1984, has joined The Christ Hospital Physicians "” Ohio Heart & Vascular. Skale earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati, completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and completed a fellowship in cardiology at Indiana University Medical Center.

Business

The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati has re-elected Carl F. Wick as chairman, and B. Proctor Caudill Jr. as vice chairman. Wick, of Centerville, was appointed to the board in 2003 and was elected in 2011 to a four-year term that runs through 2014. He served as vice chairman in 2005-06 before being elected chairman in 2007 and 2009. In 2012 he was elected chairman of the Council of Federal Home Loan Banks in Washington, D.C. Caudill, of Paris, Ky., was elected to the board in 2004 and first served as vice chairman beginning in 2009.