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The new remote work model started out as a necessity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has it become something more? Once the immediate threat is over, will we be looking at a corporate landscape forever changed? Simply put, will remote work become the new normal? The answer is both yes and no. Saying “digital…Read More
So you want to start a new business? One of the first questions to think about, when starting/ launching a new business, is whether you want to form an entity for the business and if so what form of entity is best? This can be a complex question/ issue, and therefore it is best to…Read More
I was reminded this past week that when you engage legal counsel to file a lawsuit, always beware of the possible counterclaim. A client needs to tell his attorney everything about a potential litigation matter, including whether the opponent may have their own claims against the client. Years ago, I brought in a new client to…Read More
I read recently of a nearby law firm’s slogan, or call to action. “We solve [clients’] problems”, the slogan or call to action proclaimed. Well… It sounds good, but I had to think about that one for a moment. I realized that one thing that sets our new model law firm apart from other, typically big law…Read More
The old adage that “nothing in life is free” is a basic truism that’s hard to argue with. But every now and then, complimentary really doesn’t come with strings attached. That’s true when it comes to Calkins Law Firm’s initial consultations. But it turns out that this practice stirs up some strong opinions. We have…Read More
Few if any of the business litigation cases we handle will ever go to trial. Notwithstanding, we prepare for each case as though it will. Over the years our clients wonder about this, asking us why we would put in the effort to systematically prepare every business litigation case for trial in this way. Our…Read More
Your Price, My Terms: Getting to Yes on a Business Acquisition Your Price, My Terms: Getting to Yes on a Business Acquisition Your Price, My Terms: Getting to Yes on a Business Acquisition Your Price, My Terms: Getting to Yes on a Business Acquisition Your Price, My Terms: Getting to Yes on a Business Acquisition…Read More
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…Read More
Case Brought by Farmers Against State of Ohio For Excessive Taxation (CAUV) of Ag Real Estate Proceeds Early in 2016 a group of Northeast Ohio farmers approached CLF founder Ben Calkins to seek his help in challenging Ohio’s application of its so-called CAUV system of taxation of farm land. Ben Calkins enlisted the help and…Read More
I cannot tell you how pleased I was this past week when I received word from Todd Federman advising that, at long last, one of North Coast Angel Fund’s portfolio companies, Assurex, is in the process of being acquired. While the details of the transaction are either not yet available or confidential, suffice it to…Read More
Years ago I was a partner in Spieth Bell, McCludy & Newell, a Cleveland based boutique business law firm that (alas) no longer exists. While at Spieth Bell, a client of mine needed help with a labor law matter. I referred him to one of my colleagues. After my colleague spoke with my client and…Read More
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