Our Firm

Our Mission

We will provide our valued business and individual clients with creative and practical solutions to legal problems that reflect our thorough review and understanding of the most current laws.

Our Approach to Client Service

Respond while a response can be of use.
Clients need their phone calls returned and their e-mail messages tended to. The best legal advice is wasted if it is untimely delivered.

Keep our clients out of court.
Having spent more time in court than most lawyers, we know the value of avoiding lawsuits.

Fight hard when we are in court.
We know that it takes hard work, thorough preparation, careful planning and close cooperation with our clients to win at trial.

Use the past experiences of our clients to help them avoid problems in the future. Because we have so often been called on to help clients solve problems after they have arisen, we know how to spot problems in advance and steer our clients around them.

Provide legal advice that makes sense in the real world.
Legal problems never exist in a vacuum. We strive to consider our client’s practical limitations, and to propose creative solutions which make business sense.

Keep our clients apprised of the constant changes in the law.
The law is never static. We follow assiduously new trends and developments in the law so that our clients can trust that they are getting reliable and current advice.

Our Experience

We have tried to juries about every kind of employment discrimination case addressed in the law. We have also tried cases involving the enforcement of non-competition and confidentiality agreements, the enforcement of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, housing discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, personal injury, damage to property, exposure to toxic substances, violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, occupational injuries, professional malpractice, defamation, real property boundary and nuisance claims, and violation of constitutional and civil rights.

We have appeared in the United States District Courts throughout Ohio and in other states, most of the county common pleas courts and appellate district courts of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court, the Kentucky Supreme Court, the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous Ohio municipal courts. We have conducted hearings before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Ohio Industrial Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. There are few forums in Ohio where we do not feel at home.

We also have extensive experience in transactional matters. We have established for our clients limited liability companies, Subchapter S corporations, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations, and general partnerships. We have represented our clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions, negotiated commercial contracts, and crafted non-competition, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements. We have prepared for our clients operating agreements, close corporation shareholder agreements, technology licensing agreements, and agreements for the purchase and sale of substantially all assets of businesses.

We are committed to our clients, and, in turn, enjoy great loyalty from them.