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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7 Common Legal Mistakes You Should Avoid in Your Business

September 9, 2022

Starting and running a business can be challenging. Business owners have to manage employees, ensure excellent customer service, work on marketing, and more. Among all the chaos, business owners tend to neglect the legal aspects of their business, which ends up hurting them in the long run. Here are seven common business legal mistakes you…

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Creating A Customer Service Revolution by John DiJulius

September 6, 2022

In our season kickoff – back in person – we’ll hear from John Dijulius. Ticket includes breakfast, networking opportunities, and a Q&A. About this event 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…

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5 Things to Look For In a Damages Expert

August 29, 2022

In connection with commercial litigation, it will often become necessary to hire a “damages expert.” The damages expert will familiarize him or herself with the facts of the case and the underlying claim, and then develop an estimate of the value of the claim, also referred to as “damages.” A damages expert can be essential,…

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The Pros and Cons of Alternative Dispute Resolution

August 22, 2022

One of the worst things that business owners and professionals can face is litigation. The problem with litigation is that it can be very costly and time-consuming. It is also mentally and emotionally taxing, which is why most people prefer to avoid it. This is where alternative dispute resolution (ADR) comes in. An increasing number…

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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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John DiJulius

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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