Practice Areas

Our firm practices in the following areas:
HR Consulting
We help our business clients on all aspects of personnel management, including providing counsel and guidance on hiring and firing decisions. Preparing or review employment applications, contracts, handbooks, and policies and procedures. We also represent our clients in unemployment and worker’s compensation claim, and defend against discrimination claims.
Civil Litigation
We help our business clients on all aspects of personnel management. Preparing or review employment applications, contracts, handbooks, and policies and procedures. We also represent our clients in unemployment and worker’s compensation claim, and defend against discrimination claims.
Leasing and Contracts

Buying or leasing property, whether for a home or for business, is often a complex process. We help guide our clients through the process, and frequently work with local bankers, local brokers, agents, and title companies. If you need advice on whether a purchase agreement, lease, or land contract is appropriate to accomplish your goals, we would be pleased to consult with you.

Estate Planning

We believe that every client needs an estate plan. Whether you have young children to provide for, business succession to plan, or simply want to ease the burden on your adult children when the time comes, we meet with each client and create a custom plan for their unique situation and goals.

Buying or Selling a Businesses

If you are starting out in business and seeking to buy, or have been in business for years and the time has come to sell, we can help. We guide our clients through the ins and outs of owner financing, bank financing, SBA loans, as well as whether a stock purchase or asset purchase is appropriate for the contemplated transaction.

Out-of-State Litigation Monitoring
Our practice is based in Ohio, but over the years we have built connections with colleagues in many other states that can be relied upon to protect our clients and their businesses, should legal action be necessary outside of the state. Instead of finding someone on the internet, take advantage of the relationships built by our firm to work towards your desired outcome.
Formulation and Dissolution
One of our favorite projects is consulting with a client to start a new business. From selecting an entity type (e.g. corporation, partnership, LLC) and preparing the state filings, to drafting the record book and assisting with setting up bank accounts and working with your tax advisor to get the books started, its an exciting process that we can make simple with our years of experience.
Debt Collections
Often the biggest frustration of owning a business is having your accounts receivable get out of control. Our clients work hard and deserve to get to be paid as agreed. We are not a collection agency, rather we take appropriate legal action, including litigation if necessary, to make sure our clients are compensated for their work.
Personal Injury or Wrongful Death
Accidents and injuries are unavoidable part of life. We are available to provide trusted legal counsel to you in the event of a personal injury to you or a loved one. Given our size, our clients received personal attention from an attorney familiar with their matter.

We’re Ready to Help.

© 2019 Starkey & Runkle, LLC

Starkey & Runkle, LLC
638 West Maple Street
Hartville, Ohio 44632

330.494.9077