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
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RSVP is Open: The State of the M&A Market

December 12, 2022

The Center for Free Enterprise is back to in-person events! Friday, January 20, 2023 · 7:30 – 9am EST Our first two events of the season were well-attended, safe, and successful. Our third event will be moderated by CFE Co-founder Ben Calkins of the Calkins Law Firm, Ltd. Our panel includes: Mathew Hanson Al Melchiorre…

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of an LLC?

October 17, 2022

When it comes to creating a business entity, most business owners opt to go with an LLC. However, every business has different needs, circumstances, and goals. An LLC may not necessarily be the best entity to go with for all business owners. Before deciding to form an LLC, it’s important to learn what the advantages…

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Get It In Writing!

October 10, 2022

I can tell you from experience – both my own experience and the experience of others with whom I have spoken over the years – get it in writing. Get it in writing – or wish you had. I was reminded recently of what too often happens when plans and arrangements and understandings are NOT…

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When is the Best Time to Sell My Business?

October 3, 2022

Perhaps Kenny Rogers said it best, in his epic song “The Gambler.” “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” Every business owner wrestles with the age old question: When Is the best Time to Sell My Business? Obviously the answer to…

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How to Handle Debt As A Small Business

September 26, 2022

12 Ways to Cope with Debt and Keep Your Business Alive Be Honest Get in touch with creditors, customers, and vendors and let them know that you’re in financial distress. This one move could buy you time, or at least make all parties aware as the first step to a sustainable payoff plan. Customers who…

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The Different Types of Breach of Contract

September 19, 2022

What is the definition of breach of contract? At its core, breach of contract means breaking the terms of a written or verbal agreement. Breach of contract sounds pretty straightforward. Either you do it or you don’t. What Is a Fundamental Breach of Contract? The most obvious type of breach of contract is a fundamental…

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