Johnson & Johnson Law Firm
Legal matters can spring up unexpectedly throughout our lives. Luckily, the attorneys in the Canfield, Ohio law office of Johnson & Johnson provide sound legal guidance to a breadth of individuals, at varying stages of life. Have recent headlines stirred your thoughts about a living will or trust? Are you thinking about buying or selling your home or business property? Have you been approached by a oil and gas company about drilling on your land? At Johnson & Johnson our local attorneys are capable of providing legal assistance to residents throughout Ohio in all matters relating to:
- Estate Planning – creating wills, living wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, medicaid planning and other tools.
- Probate – full and partial estate administration, estate inventories, estate valuations and appraisals.
- Real Estate – preparing deeds, purchase and sale agreements, title opinions.
- Business Formation and Organization – Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Partnerships, Corporations, Charitable organizations, litigation.
- Oil and Gas – leases, operating agreements, royalty planning, purchase and sale of mineral rights, litigation.
Johnson & Johnson has been family owned and operated since our founding in 1921. Our attorneys are experienced, and continue to learn as we aim to serve the legal needs of the community, of which we have been a significant part of for more than 90 years. From preparing for a more secure future to the resolution of legal crises that affect you today, a skilled Youngstown, Ohio lawyer will provide your case with the attention and respect it deserves.
The folks at the National Business Institute have asked me to speak about oil and gas leasing at a seminar in early April. The seminar title is Hydraulic Fracturing Law, and it promises to feature a number of interesting and valuable presentations on energy-related topics such as land valuations, regulatory challenges, as well as environmental concerns. I will be discussing the basic structure of an oil and gas lease from the perspective of both the landowner and the energy company. I will also discuss current litigation issues with respect to oil and gas leases, and offer insight about where these trends might lead. The event is scheduled for April 10, in Cleveland and April 11, in Akron. For more details, or to register, please see NBI’s website for the event….Read More
At year end Congress enacted the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (HR 8), which avoided a plunge over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” That supposed cataclysm would have resulted from a combination of the sunset of the Bush 2001 tax cuts and the automatic government spending cuts negotiated last summer in return for an extension of the federal debt ceiling. The 2001 law freed nearly half of American taxpayers from the need to pay income taxes (although not payroll taxes). Moreover, the law meant that over 30% of taxpayers, in addition to paying no income taxes, were receiving a transfer payment from Uncle Sam in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Failure to continue the Bush tax regime (as tweaked in late 2010) would have caused a spike in income tax rates for nearly everyone. HR 8 maintains income tax rates for most taxpayers, while raising rates on the wealthiest ones. New taxes under the new “Obama Care” health law also arrive in 2013. How does the American Taxpayer Relief Act affect the average estate plan? Each person’s estate is different, but the main points are as follows: For individuals: Unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed have been extended for one year.…Read More