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Corporate Governance Basics Part I: Does My Corporation Need Board of Directors and Officers?

By Andrew D. Randol

If your business is a corporation, you should be aware of the requirements that the Ohio Revised Code imposes upon the structure of your business. In this latest thinking post, our business attorney in Columbus Ohio outlines whether your corporation needs a board of directors, a president, a treasurer, and a secretary. After discussing these […]

What Happens After a Business Owner Unexpectedly Dies?

By Drew Stevens

Depending on the type of business, many things may occur after the unexpected death of a business owner. Divorce and medical incapacitation may also affect the legal procedures of a business operation, but for now, let’s focus on what the legal procedures are after the unexpected death of a business owner. If you’re a business […]

Does My Corporation Need to Have an Annual Shareholder Meeting?

By Drew Stevens

Yes, depending on your state and your incorporation documents. In the interest of not writing the world’s briefest answer as to whether your corporation needs an annual shareholder meeting, here we’ll explore some of the requirements of the annual shareholder meeting. Business Attorney Columbus Ohio and Shareholder Meetings Before we get into meeting requirements though, […]

How to Form a Corporation in Ohio – Part I

By Drew Stevens

As a Columbus, Ohio business attorney, some of the more routine questions I field are whether to form a corporation or an LLC; how do corporations differ from LLCs; and how do you properly form a corporation in Ohio. In our previous posts, we’ve covered how to form a Delaware LLC and how to form […]

How Small Businesses Can Afford Legal Counsel

By Drew Stevens

Legal advice for small business can be a very mixed bag for some. For certain small and medium sized businesses, quality legal advice can be absolutely critical. Business owners may need the input of a Columbus small business attorney to help negotiate and draft contracts, deal with employment issues, form and restructure legal entities, or […]

How a Business Litigation Attorney Can Help Your Firm in Ohio

By Andrew Randol

Many businesses don’t consider establishing a relationship with a business litigation law firm until they’ve either been sued or need to file suit. However, most businesses benefit from having a knowledgeable business litigation attorney on retainer to guide them through legal disputes and attempt to quell any issues before the need for litigation becomes necessary. […]

What Kinds of Cases Do Business Litigation Lawyers Handle in Ohio?

By Andrew Randol

If you’ve never had the pleasure of being in litigation before (lucky you), some of the terminology and scope of business litigation can be confusing. You often hear the terms “commercial litigation,” “civil litigation,” and “business litigation.” As applied to Ohio business litigation cases, these terms, practically speaking, can mean the same thing. Here, we’ll […]

Steps to Find a Business Law Attorney in Ohio

By Drew Stevens

Whether you’ve never worked with a business law attorney before or you find yourself needing new or different counsel, shopping for a new business law firm can be intimidating and time consuming. Here, we offer 5 quick pointers when searching for business attorneys. Determine, at a high level, what kind of business lawyer you primarily […]

Business Entity Basics Part III: The S Corp Wrinkle: The S Corp Can Save Owners Big in Self-Employment Taxes

By Andrew Randol

In Part II of Business Entity Basics, our Columbus business lawyer explained that taxes are usually the primary factor when choosing between an LLC and a corporation. Business Entity Basics Part III discusses a third option that is often used in many small and medium sized businesses, the S Corp. Why would you choose an […]

How to Form an Ohio Limited Liability Company – Part II

By Drew Stevens

In our last post, we began to cover forming an LLC in Ohio. In this post, we’ll cover the third major component of forming your startup or company, writing your operating agreement. What is an Ohio Operating Agreement? An operating agreement is a legal contract between the members of the company and the company. For […]

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