Business Formation and Corporate Law
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, it's an exciting process that we can make simple with our years of experience.
Buying or Selling a Business
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.
Contract Drafting and Review
A well drafted contract can make the difference for your company. We draft customized contracts for our clients to fit the unique needs of their business. Already have a contract? We will review and advise our clients on the best course of action for their situation.
We believe that every client needs an estate plan. Whether you have young children to provide for, need a business succession 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.
The passing of a loved one is a difficult time, and our experienced attorneys provide each client with caring support during the probate/estate administration process. We ensure all assets are managed and distributed properly.
Whether a loved one is a minor or an adult, we guide our clients through the application process, as well as assisting the appointed guardians with their continued responsibilities. Some guardianship cases can be a difficult experience for those involved and we strive to provide our clients with caring support throughout the entire process.
The name change process can be overwhelming and confusing. Our experienced attorneys will provide guidance through the entire process, from start to finish.
Real Estate Law
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. Below is a non-exclusive list of real estate matters our firm handles:
We help our business clients with all aspects of personnel management, including providing counsel and guidance on hiring and firing decisions, as well as management of worker’s compensation claims and defense of unemployment claims. We also prepare and/or review employment applications, contracts, handbooks, policies and procedures.
We represent our clients in all types of civil litigation throughout the State of Ohio, both in state and federal courts.
Often the biggest frustration of owning a business is having your accounts receivable get out of control. Our clients work hard and deserve to be paid. We are not a collection agency, rather we take legal action appropriate to each situation, including litigation, if necessary, to make sure our clients are compensated for their work.
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.
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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Accidents and injuries are an 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 receive personal attention from an attorney familiar with their matter.