The Calkins Law Firm

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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.

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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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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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Finding a Business Acquisition By Creating a Deal Magnet

July 5, 2022

Finding a Business Acquisition By Creating a Deal Magnet 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…

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The Critical Importance of An Acquisition Action Plan

June 28, 2022

With any business acquisition, we can recommend and prepare a comprehensive business acquisition strategy. At the top of the to-do list is a thorough consideration of all tax-related aspects of the contemplated business acquisition. This consideration should precede drafting a letter of intent. Over the years, I have observed that many clients will proceed to draft…

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