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What are the Basic Types of Business Structures (or Entities) in Ohio?

If you are starting a new business in Ohio, it is important to understand the different types of business entities available, which Ohio business entity structure is right for your business, and the short-term and long-term effects of certain entity… Read More
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How a Real Estate Attorney Can Help with Lease Drafting, Review, and Negotiation

A commercial lease agreement is a complex legal document that sets forth the terms and conditions for the rental of a commercial property. It is a legally binding contract that can last several years and will govern the relationship between landlord… Read More
Categories: Real Estate
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Ownership, Shareholder, And Partnership Disputes: 5 Common Causes Of Action In Litigation

Business ownership disputes can arise when people with a financial interest in a business disagree about the direction the company is taking or how decisions are being made, or have concerns about accounting methods or how profits are being distribut… Read More
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Am I Responsible for my Spouse’s Debt after Death?

The loss of a spouse can be difficult for the surviving partner. And as much as you may want time alone to grieve, you may be responsible for handling your deceased spouse’s affairs. When a partner dies, a surviving spouse often asks, “Am I respo… Read More
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FMLA and ADA Compliance: Avoiding Employment Litigation

When employees are sick, have a disability, or request leave to support their family, employers must ensure they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Determining when and how these laws apply… Read More
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Legal Advice and Representation for Entrepreneurs

RKPT’s business and corporate lawyers proudly represent business owners at all stages: Entrepreneurs and startups that need help choosing the correct business entity, registering their business, and drafting operating agreements. Established busine… Read More
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Understanding the Basics of Commercial Litigation

When you run a business, the question is not if you will need a commercial litigation attorney, but when. Whether you are facing a shareholder or partnership dispute, a breach of contract claim, or a trade secret lawsuit, RKPT’s team of commercial… Read More
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What is Considered Wrongful Death in Ohio?

Losing a loved one is a painful event that can change your life and leave you with a whirlwind of emotions. That tragedy is compounded when the loss of a loved one is caused by someone else’s negligence or other wrongful act. If you lost a loved on… Read More
Categories: Wrongful Death
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Truck Accidents: Catastrophic Injury Lawyer: Identifying the Responsible Party

A truck accident can turn your life upside down, causing catastrophic injury, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, paralysis, broken bones, amputations, loss of sight or hearing, facial disfiguration, nerve damage, burns, laceratio… Read More
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Help with Ohio Condominium and Homeowner Association Matters

Homeowner association (“HOA”) and condominium associations (“COA”) make and enforce rules to protect property values and ensure order in a community. Board members of these associations may face challenges navigating the relationship between… Read More
Categories: Real Estate