Aaron M. Minc

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Beachwood, OH

Minc LLC
 | 200 Park Ave., Suite 200
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone: 216-373-7706
Fax: 440-792-5327
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Media and Advertising (50%)
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Attorney Profile

Aaron M. Minc has developed a nationwide reputation as a leading lawyer in the field of internet defamation. The founder of Cleveland, Ohio-based law firm, Minc LLC, he provides representation to individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions in matters involving internet extortion, competitor defamation, content removal, cyber-bullying, online harassment, revenge porn, and similar issues.

Mr. Minc has litigated hundreds of these types of cases throughout the U.S. and abroad, and he has been able to obtain favorable verdicts as well as temporary and permanent injunctions. In one representative matter, he obtained a permanent injunction that resulted in the removal of a website started by a woman trying to extort a high-profile chief executive officer. In another, Mr. Minc obtained a sizable settlement on behalf of a physician who was being defamed by a competitor on patient review websites.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Minc attended Miami University, where he majored in finance and received a Bachelor of Science in 2007. He pursued his legal education at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and was the president of the school's Sports & Entertainment Law Society before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010. He was a partner at an area law firm before founding his current firm in 2017. Admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts, Mr. Minc is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Minc is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to his practice area. In 2017, he spoke at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association dealing with online client complaints and grievances. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 50%Media and Advertising
Focus Areas

Defamation, Libel, Slander

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  • 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Defamation Lawsuits (2020) - At Minc Law, we focus specifically on online defamation: a legal issue that has proliferated since social media and smartphones became commonplace in the early 2000s. We have litigated thousands of defamation cases across the globe and removed tens of thousands of pieces of defamatory content from the internet, so we know the most pressing questions defamation clients have about defamation lawsuits. This article goes over five of our most commonly asked questions. 

  • How Much Does It Cost to Have an Attorney Send a DMCA Takedown Notice? (2020) - Are you a photographer and someone has used one of your photographs on their website without your permission? Or, maybe you are a writer and a popular online blog has published your short story claiming they wrote it. Or, perhaps, someone has lifted a selfie you posted on a social media account and is now using it to harass you online.

  • What is the Statute of Limitations For My Defamation Claim? (2020) - Have you been the victim of defamation and want to know the deadline to file a lawsuit? The statute of limitations is a major deadline that affects your ability to file a defamation lawsuit and is critical to keep in mind when considering all of your options in responding to defamation.

  • One Star Reviews: What Can I Do & Who Can I Sue? (2020) - In this digital age, purchasing decisions are increasingly driven by online reviews and ratings. Each year, more and more people are turning to the Internet as the very first step in deciding what to buy and who to hire, inevitably finding – or even specifically in search of – feedback from other customers.

  • 22 Free Tools & Tips to Identify an Anonymous Online Defamer (2020) - In some cases, the victim of online defamation has an idea who is behind the nasty commentary. But what can you do if the person targeting you has limited profile information listed, or does so from an anonymous username?

  • 5 Reasons You Should Hire Minc Law (2020) - Choosing an attorney is a difficult decision that should not be taken lightly. You want to feel confident that your choice is the right one, and that your chosen attorney will have your best interests in mind and do a good job for you.

  • How to Remove Public Court Records From the Internet (2020) - Suppose you are job-seeking and worried about a potential employer finding the public court records about an arrest when you were a juvenile for a petty drug offense in internet search results. Or suppose your next business venture will involve some due diligence on your background and you are worried about personal medical records or an unflattering mugshot showing up online.

  • What to Do If Someone is Distributing Your Intimate Images Without Consent - There are steps you can take to have your intimate photos removed from the internet. Litigation is a possible route, but there are other options that do not involve the court system. 

  • Thinking About Contacting Minc Law? Here's What to Expect (2020) - If you are the target of an internet attack, such as internet defamation, online extortion or sextortion, or another form of internet harassment, taking the first step to contact a law firm may feel like an overwhelming and stressful task.

  • How Much Does a John Doe Lawsuit Cost? The Cost to Sue an Unknown Defendant (2020) - Have you or your business been anonymously attacked or defamed online and are considering filing a lawsuit? The anonymity of the internet makes it possible for people to attack or harass an individual or business online and then disappear. Or does it?

  • Why You Should Not Publicly Shame Someone on Social Media (2020) - We live in a world where shaming people on the internet and cancel culture has become the norm. It is impossible nowadays to browse through our Facebook or Twitter feed without stumbling on a post about a “rude” waiter who “ruined” someone’s dining experience.

  • The Importance of Online Reviews: 50+ Key Statistics to Know [2020] (2020) - These stats highlight the importance of online reviews for your business or practice. 

  • How to Obtain a Court Order to Remove Content From the Internet (2020) - This guide will help anyone struggling with negative and fake online content learn their legal options. 

  • Why Suing the Media For Defamation is Usually Not Your Best Option (2020) - Most clients who contact our firm about removing online news articles want to know if they can sue the news outlet who published the story. In the vast majority of cases, the answer is no.

  • How to Remove Negative & Fake Glassdoor Reviews (2020) - Employer online review sites are becoming a normal part of everyday business. While there are many employer review sites, none are more popular or powerful than Glassdoor, which attracts north of 50 million users per month. Unfortunately, negative and fake reviews on Glassdoor can discourage potential employees (and job applicants) and harm a company’s reputation. Having a favorable profile on Glassdoor, on the other hand, is vital for employers to attract the best caliber candidates.

  • How to Google Yourself to Find Negative Search Results (2020) - Search engines can turn up hundreds of pages of results for a person or business. Web-based tools can locate negative business reviews, decades-old news articles, adult content, and other unwanted material you may have not known was even posted to the internet.

  • Lawsuit to Remove Defamation from Internet Blog Site (2018) - Internet blog posts and online forums have become two of the most popular online mediums for malicious posters and Internet trolls to attack and defame others, so it’s important to approach both with caution and familiarize yourself with your options (and the likelihood) of legal recourse.

  • What is a Defamatory Statement? (2020) - A defamatory statement is any communication of false facts that harms the reputation of another person or tends to lower his respect or confidence in the community.

  • The Complete Guide to Online Defamation Law (2020) - Consider this the ultimate guide to online defamation law in the United States.

  • How to Remove Defamatory Videos & Content From YouTube (2019) - In this comprehensive blog post, we’re going to walk you through how to remove defamatory and malicious content and videos from YouTube, how to submit a defamation complaint on YouTube, and why YouTube defamation poses a serious threat to your personal and professional reputation.

  • The Dark Side of the Internet: How to Remove Defamatory Online Content (2013) - Welcome to the new age of the Internet. Unbeknownst to many, an entire new industry has taken foothold online, which profits solely by spreading derogatory statements, malicious content, and other private information about people’s affairs.

  • Remove Yourself & Defamatory Posts From DatingCompaints.US (2019) - DatingComplaints.Us is at the forefront of dating complaints, cheater exposing, homewrecker reports, and STD-shaming websites on the Internet, and stands to severely affect both your personal and professional life. If you’ve found yourself the subject of a post or comment on DatingComplaints.Us, we’re here to help and get it removed as soon as possible!

  • Attorney Aaron Minc Interview on Cleveland News 5 (2017) - Ohio failed to pass Bill 353 to join 38 other states and Washington DC to criminalize Revenge Porn.  Mona Kosar from Cleveland 5 news interviews Aaron Minc about this and the latest Revenge Porn making headlines between Rob Kardashian and his former fiancee Blac Chyna after he leaked nude photos of her and posted defamatory tweets and instagram posts.   Rob Kardashian’s X-Rated rant might not be a crime in Ohio but it is in California where Chyna is seeking further legal action under the revenge porn law.

  • Proven Secret to Completely Remove Damaging Material from Search Engines (2018) - If you or your business has ever had anything harmful, private, false, or defamatory posted on a website, blog, or forum, the experience can leave you feeling powerless, frustrated, violated, and embarrassed. And, if such posts or comments aren’t removed quickly, the offending and damaging material posted online stands to cause irreparable damage to your reputation and bottom line. Understand that you do have options, and plenty of them.

  • How to Remove Fake & Defamatory Content From CheaterCentral.com (2019) - In this comprehensive post, we’re going to take you through how to secure a guaranteed removal of defamatory and false posts from CheaterCentral.com, why CheaterCentral poses a serious threat to both your professional and personal reputation, several defamation cases concerning themselves with cheater and homewrecker websites/forums, and more!

  • California Appellate Court Decision Forces Yelp to Remove Defamatory Review (2016) - On June 7, 2016, the California Court of Appeals, First District, ordered Yelp to take down a defamatory online review about a lawyer left by a former disgruntled client after the lawyer obtained a judgment against her former client declaring the review defamatory.

  • Remove Yourself From PrivateComplaints.com (2019) - In this comprehensive blog post and guide, we’re going to walk you through how to remove yourself from Private-Complaints.com, several fundamental features of Private-Complaints.com which poses a serious threat to your personal and professional reputation, and some alternative methods of online defamation and libel removal.

  • How Do I Get Fake and Defamatory Reviews Removed from ReviewsTalk.com? (2018) - ReviewsTalk.com is a user-generated content platform for consumer reviews of businesses, contractors, and professionals.If you or your business has been, or is being, maliciously attacked or defamed on ReviewsTalk.com, your professional livelihood may be in jeopardy. Unfortunately, customers and potential clients can be swayed even by a meritless review, causing them to seek out other businesses. 

  • "The Reputation Protector" - My Interview With the Case Law Alumni Mag (2014) - The following is a re-post of my interview published in the Fall 2014 edition of InBrief, the Case Western Reserve Alumni Magazine.

  • How Much Does a Defamation Lawsuit Cost? The Cost to Sue for Internet Defamation (2020) - Have you been defamed on the internet and are considering a defamation lawsuit? Costs are a number one concern among our clients when it comes to pursuing a defamation lawsuit. At Minc Law, we’ve litigated hundreds of defamation lawsuits in over 25 states and 3 countries, so we know what contributes to the cost of a defamation case (in any jurisdiction).

  • Rep. Nunes Targets Twitter, Several Users in $250 Million Lawsuit (2019) - Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has filed a lawsuit for more than $250 million against Twitter and several users, including two parody accounts. Aaron Minc, attorney, principal and founder of Minc Law, weighs in on the case.

  • Five Years in Defamation Law (2018) - Revolutions in the world of law are paramount to shaping the way we live. In the twenties and thirties, it was about the role of the government in our lives.  In the fifties and sixties it was about civil rights, and the next two decades are going to be about privacy. This means the internet, what’s said on it, and what type of protection you and your reputation should be afforded, and in a country founded on freedom, what could be a more fundamental cause than that?

  • Why Removing Damaging & Defamatory Online Content Immediately is Critical For Your Reputation (2018) - Online defamation and damaging content is like wildfire, and the longer you let it sit and spread, the more damage it’s going to do to your reputation, personal life, and professional opportunities. The benefit of having damaging and defamatory material completely removed from search engine results immediately is pretty apparent – the longer something becomes ingrained in an online search algorithm, the higher it will appear in the rankings, and ultimately, this will cause negative and false content posted about you to become highly visible. It’s like asking an eight year old whether “more is better than less.” The answer is, get it removed as quickly as possible.

  • 5 Benefits of Hiring an Internet Defamation Lawyer (2019) - Has someone posted something just straight up false and malicious about you on the Internet? Or, someone has written an entirely fake Google review about your local restaurant or business? Or, maybe a news site has wrongly published a piece accusing you of having committed an egregious crime? An internet defamation lawyer can help.

  • Guaranteed Defamation & Libel Removal From NameAndShame.com (2019) - In this all-encompassing article, we’re going to walk you through how to secure a guaranteed review removal from NameAndShame.com, why a good percentage of consumer advocacy forums and bulletin boards have morphed into hot zones for online defamation, three steps to protect your business’s online presence and reputation, and more!

  • How to Remove Your Business & Name From ScamBoard.com (2018) - ScamBoard.com is a user-generated content platform and website sporting the tagline, “Accountability is everything.” The site seeks to provide a transparent platform for consumers who have “been scammed,” are willing to “expose bad behavior,” and “voice their opinion” on the scam that allegedly got them. While ScamBoard was likely created with the intention to further transparency and fairness in our consumer society, it has unfortunately evolved into a hub for online defamation and baseless and malicious online attacks.

  • About Aaron Minc

    Admitted: 2010, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: https://www.minclaw.com/about-aaron-minc/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-Present
    • Superb Rated (10/10), Avvo.com
    • Gold Client Champion Award, 2017 & 2018
    • Clients Choice Award, Libel Law, Avvo.com, 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Shaker LaunchHouse, Mentor
    • Bizdom, Mentor
    • Cleveland Jewish News, Board Member, 2014-Present
    • Cleveland Jewish News, Director

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Court Slams Free Speech: Anonymous Yelp Reviews Under Fire, SearchEngineJournal.com, 2014
    • Ripoff Report To Revise Removal Policy: May Accept Court Orders, SearchEngineWatch.com, 2014
    • Man Who Claims He Matches Description of Lena Dunham’s Alleged Rapist Starts Legal fund To Clear His Name and Prepare For Law Suit Against The Girls Creator, The Daily Mail, 2014
    • Lena Dunham Publisher Says her Alleged Rapist “Barry” Wasn’t Actually Named Barry, The Washington Post
    • Internet Defamation for Bar Associations BULL Series (Better Understanding of Lawyers Lives), Chester County Bar Association, Speaker, 2015
    • Lena Dunham Says ‘Barry’ Was Pseudonym In Her Sexual Assault Essay, ABC News, 2014
    • The Reputation Protector, In Brief, A Publication of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2014
    • Lena Dunhams’ Publisher to Alter Her Book After Threat of Litigation Over Rape Story, Time, 2014
    • How to Defend Your Business from Cyber Defamation by Former Employees and other Malcontents, Jackson Lewis, Akron Employment Law Conference, Guest Speaker, November 13, 2013
    • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Clarifies That Alleged Rapist’s Name Is A Pseudonym, Entertainment Weekly, 2014
    • Lena Dunham’s Book to be Reprinted With ‘Rapist’ Clarification, NY Post, Page 6, 2014
    • The Dark Side of the Internet—How to Remove Bogus and Defamatory Online Content, Bar Journal of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, VOL. 6, NO. 3, November 2013
    • Should ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Be Prosecuted?, Above The Law, 2014
    • How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation, LaunchHouse – Lunch & Learn, 2017
    • Lena Dunham’s Publisher to Alter Memoir Passages Related to Rape Story, The Huffington Post, 2014
    • Clinical Practice Considerations: Taking Steps to Avoid & Respond to Client Complaints and Grievances Online, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., 2017
    • Lena Dunham Reportedly “Tweaking” Her Book After Legal Threat, Salon.com, 2014
    • Online Reputation Management – How to Fight Negative Reviews, ICIC.org, CEO Series, Webinar Speaker, July 2016
    • Lena Dunham’s Book To be Altered Over Confusion About Rape Accusations, Cosmopolitan.com, 2014
    • BULL Series (Better Understanding of Lawyers Lives) – Internet Defamation Presentation, Chester County Pennsylvania Bar Association, Speaker, 2015
    • Man Considers Lawsuit Against Lena Dunham Over Campus Rape Claim, FOX News, 2014
    • Limited Liability Company Primer & Managing Your Company’s Online Reputation, Bizdom, 2014
    • Court Orders Yelp to Disclose User Identification Info for Reviews, Examiner.com, 2014
    • Business Law 101: Contract Law & Negotiation, Bizdom, 2013
    • Anonymous Yelp Reviews are Slammed by the Courts, Ignitevisibility.com, 2014
    • What Can Gilroy Businesses Do in Response to Cyber Attacks, Patch, September 2017
    • Yelp Lawsuit Could Mean Guest Reviewers Can Get Back Pay, SearchEngineJournal.com, 2013
    • Stark Differences in US and EU Internet Privacy Law, Prague Post, September 2017
    • Construction Contract Negotiation 101, AmSpirit Business Connections, May 2013
    • Ohio falls short protecting victims of ‘Revenge Porn’, Cleveland News 5, July 2017
    • “Hiring an Attorney to Remove Content From the Internet and Manage Your Online Reputation,” AmSpirit Business Connections Solon Chapter, February 2013
    • Beachwood man reacts to offensive tattoo on social media, Cleveland Jewish News, July 2017
    • “Contract Law & Negotiation For Business Owners,” Bizdom, October 2012
    • Tumblr ordered to disclose users who shared ‘revenge porn’ video, New York Post, June 2017
    • Revenge Porn Victim to Google: Make me disappear, New York Post, 2017
    • “CWRU law students reap client tidy sum,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, VOL. 32, NO. 11, March 14-20, 2011
    • Privacy issues when posting publicly should be a concern, Cleveland Jewish News, 2017
    • Case Law Students Win Landmark $1.1 Million Dollar Verdict in Home-Repair Fraud Case, The Plain Dealer, March 17, 2011
    • Should You Really Pay to Erase Your Name From The Internet?, Investopedia.com, August 2016
    • Ohio Business Litigation Blog, Author
    • Melania no more: why did Donald Trump take down his wife’s website?, TheGuardian.com, July 2016
    • How to Protect Your Business’s Online Reputation, Aabaco Small business (formerly Yahoo Small Business), June 2016
    • Forget Being A Victim, What To Do When Revenge Porn Strikes, C|NET, 2015
    • Publisher to Alter Lena Dunham Book After Rape Story Questioned, Attorney Says, The Hollywood Reporter, 2014
    • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Offers to Pay Legal Fees for Former Student, People, 2014
    • Removal of Ripoff Reports from Search Engines Remains Best Option, DefamationRemovalAttorneys Blog, 2014
    • Lena Dunham’s Publisher Addresses Breitbart Report With Clarification of ‘Barry One’ Rape Allegations, The Wrap, 2014
    • Random House Goes For Quick Payoff, Clears ‘Barry One’, Breitbart.com, 2014
    • Lena Dunham Publisher To Alter Future Versions of ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ To Clarify Identity of Star’s Alleged Rapist, New York Daily News, 2014
    • Top 5 Online Reputation Laws You Should Know, ReputationX Blog, 2014

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    Educational Background:

    • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.S., Major: Finance; Minor: Entrepreneurship; Honors: Miami University European Center in Luxembourg, Study Abroad Program, 2007

    Industry Groups

    • Internet Defamation; Online Reputation & Brand Protection
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    200 Park Ave.
    Suite 200
    Beachwood, OH 44122

    Phone: 216-373-7706

    Fax: 440-792-5327

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