Can I Sue My Business Partner?

I am asked this question frequently by clients who are co-owners of a business, when they discover (or believe) that their partner is improperly taking money out of the business, or is taking actions that are detrimental to the business. As with most everything in the legal world, the answer is: it depends. First, it … Read more

What is a Litigator?

I have been practicing for nearly twenty years now, most of that time as a civil litigator – sometimes known as a trial lawyer. These terms have important meanings, as many lawyers today have never set foot in a courtroom. There are so many areas of practice that simply do not require a lawyer to … Read more

What if I Have to Breach a Contract?

Minimize Damage When parties sign a contract, the understanding is that both sides intend to carry out the promises they make. However, it sometimes happens in the business world that a company finds that there is no way for it to fulfill its contractual obligations. When this is the case, it is important to proceed … Read more

Shareholder/Member Rights in Ohio

Small businesses often operate like families; in fact, many involve actual family members. Because there are few people involved, everyone has to work together and interact constantly. They are also like families because fighting and personality conflicts can become a serious issue. When it gets bad enough, a large company has the ability to move … Read more

Employee Non-Competes in Ohio

Employee Non-Competes in Ohio Have you heard of a covenant not to compete, sometimes called a non-compete? It is a clause that appears in many employment contracts. A non-compete provides that after termination of the relationship, the employee agrees not to compete against the employer within a specified geographic region for a certain period of … Read more