The Calkins Law Firm | Premier Business Law Professionals In Ohio and New York

The Calkins Law Firm

The education, ratings, expertise and experience of the largest of law firms with the efficiency, agility, responsiveness and value of a modern, decentralized legal practice.

What Our Clients Like About Us

Value

Every single matter we handle is facilitated by Ben Calkins directly. Our firm uses different legal resources to keep costs low but your primary point of contact will always be with Ben directly.

Access and Accountability

Our network of attorneys provides the value of a large firm at the cost of a modern, decentralized legal practice.

Buying a Business

Buying a business typically creates a binary outcome: hit or miss, success or failure. The biggests risks involved in the acquisition are often overlooked with sometimes disastrous consequences.

Selling a Business

Selling a business can be an extremely complicated endeavour and huge mistakes can be easily made. Such mistakes can be costly with the seller not being paid or being on the hook for substantial post-closing liabilities.

Business Disputes

Business disputes are like a visit to the dentist only the pain and discomfort can last 100 times as long. We have seen and handled the full spectrum of disagreements and there is a clear playbook for getting through the situations quickly and calmly.

Business Law Resources

The Critical Importance of Exhaustive Discovery

August 15, 2022

Let’s get into the fascinating world of discovery. I remember my initial experience of the term like it was yesterday. During my early years in private law practice I assisted the seasoned attorneys with discovery. It sounded beyond exciting, as if we’d be tackling fast-paced scientific exploration, investigating stem cell research, or doing something even…

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Creating A Customer Service Revolution by John DiJulius

August 8, 2022

About John DiJulius John DiJulius is redefining customer service in corporate America today. He didn’t read the books on customer service, he wrote them. One of the most captivating and charismatic speakers today, John’s keynotes and workshops are used by world-class service companies to provide unforgettable customer service every day. In his high-energy presentations, he…

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8 FAQ Regarding Contracts

August 1, 2022

What is a contract? A contract is a promise or set of promises for the breach of which the law gives a remedy or the performance of which the law recognizes as a duty. In other words, a contract is a promise that is enforceable by law. What are the requirements for proving the existence…

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What You Should Know About Breach of Contract with Fraud Claims

July 25, 2022

Contracts are used in business to create legally binding agreements between parties. Violating any of the conditions or terms of the contract is referred to as a breach of contract. A contract breach can result in a civil cause of action that may result in a variety of damages, including monetary damages and specific performance.…

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Three Types of Buy-Sell Agreements

July 18, 2022

There are three general types of buy-sell agreements. They are often defined as: fixed price, formula price, and valuation process. Fixed price agreements are exactly as they are advertised – the price is set in the agreement, and that price stands until the agreement is updated. Fixed price agreements tend to result in a fairly high…

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Winning Big In Court: End Goal, or Idealized Outcome?

July 11, 2022

We live in a society that’s familiar with the legal process, but most everywhere we look we see a version of the legal world that isn’t true to reality. A key player in this misleading charade is the “big win.” Entertainment plays it up, as do sensational news stories. After so much exposure to the…

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Satisfied Client Testimonials

Corporate Acquisition Counsel

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"I engaged Ben Calkins as our lead attorney when acquiring the Automotive Components Remanufacturing Division from TRW. This was an exceptionally involved acquisition. Throughout this tedious, tenuous, and at times frustrating ordeal he remained cool, calm and a decisive asset. He is adroit, technically astute, and professional in every instance."

~ Roy

Enjoyed the Process

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"I really enjoyed the process of using this firm. They explained the whole process and were very responsive with any questions I had."

~ Westley

Satisfied Client

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"Ben Calkins represented our firm with a very difficult business asset purchase. The seller was not motivated, difficult to work with and changed the agreement quite a few times adding two or three extra months to close the deal. Ben remained calm but more important kept me calm and balanced throughout the entire process. I will enlist Ben’s help for our next acquisition."

~ Ken

Highly Recommended for New Business Owners

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"I would highly recommend Ben Calkins to anyone starting their own business. I knew it was important to have my business set up properly from a legal perspective, but I wasn’t sure where to start. Ben is clearly knowledgeable and experienced with law, but beyond that you can tell he is passionate about business and entrepreneurs. He took a genuine interest in setting up my business for success, providing quality legal expertise at an affordable price."

~ Katy

Ben Calkins Authors Exceptional Agreements

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"Some lawyers just understand the nuances of employment and partnership agreements. I trust Ben Calkins to provide exceptional contract agreements, and I have worked with his firm on multiple occasions to safeguard my assets and intellectual property in complex ventures. I continue to recommend and turn to Mr. Calkins for both entrepreneurial and legal counsel. He sets the bar for how more lawyers should practice law… truly for the good of all."

~ David

CLF vs Specialty and Prominent Old Style Law Firms

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"I was sued by a former employer a year ago and engaged a prominent old style law firm to defend me. Was very frustrated by the cost of the old style law firm and the poor client service and the overall lack of progress towards a resolution. Was referred to Calkins Law Firm by a neighbor and retained CLF to defend me. CLF’s team has supplied genuine expertise, excellence in client service and at relatively affordable cost. CLF has been attentive and aggressive and has the case headed in the right direction."

~ David

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