It can be feverishly tempting to set up a new business without first consulting an attorney.
With 24/7 online business registration from the Ohio Secretary of
State, a new legal entity can be formed in a matter of minutes, day or
night. Why then, does our law office receive so many frantic phone calls
from individuals who did it themselves?
Self-help like this often results in...Read More
Corporate culture is one of those terms that seems like it belongs in
a psychology handbook. It’s something that we may not always be aware
of, but it really defines our entire work experience.
Similar to investing in a quality mattress because, as they say, “You
spend half of your life on it,” the prudent businesswoman occasionally
examines their corporate culture because they spend...Read More
Conservation easements – increasingly popular in recent years – allow
landowners to permanently preserve property from development. They
allow continued private ownership with certain tax benefits with the
comforting knowledge that a beneficial usage will continue for future
For agencies or governments representing the public, they provide a
way to preserve open spaces,...Read More
At one time our “Steel Valley,” was one of the great steel regions of
the world, hosting mills along the Mahoning River from Warren to the
Pennsylvania line. Fierce competition from overseas, followed by the
closing of Youngstown Sheet and Tube in the 1970s started a long slide
in industrial production in the region. Yes, a few of the old plants
have reopened, but great stretches of...Read More
Business clients typically minimize exposure to creditor claims by
using liability-limiting business structures, by maintaining appropriate
insurance coverages, by maximally funding qualified retirement plans
and by dispersing asset ownership within the family.
High-net-worth clients, whose activities subject them to
extraordinary claims, may now also use an additional tool to protect...Read More
Q: How long does a solar lease last?
A: The term of a solar lease is typically between 20 and 30 years
Q: What effect will the solar lease have on my property?
A: If you currently receive a special tax valuation (in Ohio
a “current agricultural use valuation,” in PA a valuation under Act 319) you
may lose that status and have your real estate taxes increase. There may be a...Read More
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