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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…Read More
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…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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