Mr. Woodworth is a strategic advisor to corporate clients all over the country on all issues arising throughout the lifecycle of a business. He routinely advises his clients on employment matters (such as discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, and retaliation), intellectual property, unfair competition, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, wage and hour matters, shareholder issues, and routine commercial matters (such as contract negotiation, lease negotiations, supply chain issues, and disputes).
Clients turn to him for his ability to find creative ways to resolve disputes before they evolve into costly litigation. When litigation is inevitable, Mr. Woodworth tenaciously represents his clients in court and has litigated contract disputes, patent infringement matters, trade secret misappropriation matters, copyright infringement matters, employment disputes and general civil matters across the country. He also has extensive experience in managing complex electronic discovery.
Mr. Woodworth works in a variety of industries, including dentistry and co-chairs the firm’s dental service organization (“DSO”) service group, which has handled dozens of dental practice acquisitions throughout the country. He routinely advises clients on legal issues germane to dentistry, including formation, employment matters, lease issues, construction buildout issues, vendor disputes, and purchase/sale of a practice. Whether the client is a solo practitioner or national DSO, Mr. Woodworth offers his clients practical legal advice tempered with business sense.
Prior to joining Young Basile, Mr. Woodworth worked in the general counsel’s office for one of the largest paint and coatings manufacturers in the country, a Fortune 300 company.
Michigan Super Lawyer, 2018-2022
Pharmageddon: A Statutory Solution to Curb Ohio’s Prescription Abuse Problem, 26 J.L. & Health 103 (2013)
- Oakland County Bar Association
- Business Court Committee
- ADR Committee
- Ohio State Bar Association
- The State Bar of Michigan
Litigation Case Study: Preventing a Class Action
Young Basile’s aggressive defense successfully thwarts a high-stakes class action litigation against global paint manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company.
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