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.

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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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Buying a Distressed Business Can Be a Good Acquisition

June 21, 2022

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…

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When Conducting An Acquisition Search, Be Both Systematic and Opportunistic

June 14, 2022

It occurs to me that when you search for an acquisition opportunity, it is very important to be both thoughtful and systematic. After a great deal of thought, determine what type of business you seek to acquire and why acquiring such a business makes sense for you.  As part of this process, I recommend creating…

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RSVP is Open: State of the mergers & acquisitions market

June 7, 2022

Ben Calkins of the Calkins Law Firm, Ltd. moderates a panel of experts to discuss the deal market right now, opportunities currently available, and the challenges of getting a deal closed in this environment. Hear from our panel of experts on the state of the mergers & acquisitions market. Followed by Q&A and networking breakout…

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5 Questions to Ask When Thinking About Buying a Business

May 31, 2022

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…

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The Importance of Letters of Intent and Term Sheets in Business Acquisitions

May 24, 2022

I recommend that letters of intent, and term sheets, that cover all of the major business points concerning the contemplated transaction, be sufficiently detailed. Why? Because unless there is a fundamental agreement regarding the important business points between or among the parties to the transaction, there is little to no legitimate reason to invest additional…

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RSVP is Open: Intellectual Property In Business Transactions

May 17, 2022

The Critical Importance of Intellectual Property In Business Transactions May 20, 20229am – 10:30am EDTZoom MeetingFREE with RSVP Kathryn Perales of the Calkins Law Firm is an experienced intellectual property attorney who has practiced law for over 20 years in both Ohio and Texas. She has assembled a panel of experts to discuss intellectual property…

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