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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What Form of Entity is Best for My Business?

May 10, 2022

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…

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Whose Attorney Should Draft Documents, the Buyer’s or Seller’s?

May 10, 2022

Here’s a story with a moral for anyone who plans or decides to buy a business, and it’s all about going with the conventional approach. You know us–at Calkins Law Firm we’re ready and willing to break with convention when it’s in the best interest of our clients. But sometimes the strength in having contrary…

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When Filing a Commercial Lawsuit, Beware of the Counterclaim

May 10, 2022

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…

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When is the Best Time to Sell My Business? How Do I Sell My Business?

May 10, 2022

We are often asked, “When is the best time to sell a business?” Just as often, we are asked, “How does one go about selling a business?” We have assisted business owners in selling their businesses for literally decades, our collective experience spans literally hundreds of business sales in the aggregate, and we can therefore…

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Why Solve Problems That Can Be Prevented?

May 10, 2022

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…

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Why We Offer Complimentary Initial Consultations | Calkins Law

May 10, 2022

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…

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