Ulmer & Berne LLP

Every day, our focus is on our clients. We represent companies of all sizes across a wide spectrum of industries. What drives us is building relationships with the people who make up our clients’ businesses, one success story at a time.

We offer the competence, resources, and service of the largest firms infused with the user-friendly approach and sensible rates of smaller firms. While geography does not define who we are, our Midwestern roots inform some of our best qualities. We pride ourselves on speaking directly and making every client feel like they’re our only client. As a result, we are able to give clients the best of both worlds – the resources to successfully confront highly complex challenges throughout the country and highly personal service at extremely competitive rates.

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“Olive Again” is Elizabeth Strout’s follow up to her highly acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Olive Kitteridge. Similar to the original novel, Olive Again is 13 interrelated short stories, with similar themes. In the first story, Arrested, we meet Jack Kennison, a slightly disgraced retired Harvard professor. Jack is 74, widowed and in the beginning stages of a romantic relationship with Olive. Jack reflects all of the book’s themes.  He is questioning many of his…
My friend Val lives in Westchester and travels to the city each day for work. She has been describing to me the dystopian feel of her days. An empty ghostlike grand central station, fearful commuters and anxious parents are just a few of her observations. Below is her as yet unpublished COVID-2019  Lament (NYC/March 2020)   The cavernous Grand Central is virtually empty save for those few who trudge through. Heads down, almost sheepish they…
Girl, Woman, Other is a wonderful novel about all the different kinds of people in the world and their commonality. The novel tells the story of 12 different women all of whom have a common connection—some obvious and some less so. The story begins with an introduction to Amma. When we first meet her, Amma is 50 years old and preparing for the opening of her play, The Last Amazon of Dahomey, at the National…