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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

RSVP is Open: Intellectual Property In Business Transactions

May 17, 2022

The Critical Importance of Intellectual Property In Business Transactions May 20, 20229am – 10:30am EDTZoom MeetingFREE with RSVP Kathryn Perales of the Calkins Law Firm is an experienced intellectual property attorney who has practiced law for over 20 years in both Ohio and Texas. She has assembled a panel of experts to discuss intellectual property…

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When Conducting An Acquisition Search, Be Both Systematic and Opportunistic

May 10, 2022

It occurs to me that when you search for an acquisition opportunity, it is very important to be both thoughtful and systematic. Take whatever time you need to carefully study and to determine what kind of business you seek to acquire. After a great deal of thought, determine what type of business you seek to…

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The Critical Importance of An Acquisition Action Plan

April 20, 2022

With any business acquisition, we recommend and prepare a comprehensive business acquisition strategy. Tax aspects of a contemplated acquisition should be considered before sending a letter of intent. At the top of the to-do list is a thorough consideration of all tax-related aspects of the contemplated business acquisition. Frankly, consideration of the tax consequences of…

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Finding a Business Acquisition By Creating a Deal Magnet

April 13, 2022

Recently a prospective client approached me for help with a business acquisition he hoped to make.  The prospect had yet to identify a suitable opportunity but knew he wanted to acquire a manufacturing business.  He spoke as well of forming a search partnership to make several additional acquisitions in coming years. I had the sense…

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Buying a Distressed Business Can Be a Good Acquisition

April 6, 2022

For some buyers, but not most, buying a distressed or troubled business can be the right move. Buying distressed businesses is a risky acquisition strategy – but with potentially great rewards. Recently a client of mine bought a business that was so troubled that it had been shut down altogether and “mothballed.” My client knew…

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5 Questions to Ask When Thinking About Buying a Business

March 30, 2022

I have assisted with many business acquisitions over my decades practicing business law, most of it focused on business transactions. Along the way, I have helped literally dozens of clients and budding entrepreneurs acquire their first businesses.  In most of these cases, I also helped the client identify the acquisition opportunity. I list below a…

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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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