Because it is impossible to know all that the future will bring, business owners and executives must build plans that account for a wide range of opportunities and challenges. Careful attention to entity formation and key business relationships protect against disruptive legal and financial issues as the business grows and evolves over time.

Business attorneys in our commercial law practice have worked with hundreds of businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, and Louisville at all stages of development. Team members help clients with:

  • Company formation via start-up
  • Organic growth
  • Merger
  • Acquisition
  • The selection process of appropriate legal structure

Structuring shareholder relationships and providing exit plans when those relationships cease.  Business issues such as contract review and drafting, purchase and sale of stock or business assets, technology licensing, franchising, and negotiating with dealerships and distributors.  Management of financial and banking matters, including creditors’ rights and secured and unsecured transactions.

Litigation in disputes involving such issues as:

  • Contracts
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee stock ownership
  • Retirement plans
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Our Commerical Legal Team

Jeff’s estate planning practice involves the representation of clients on a wide range of matters, including issues such as probate avoidance, creating distribution plans for minor children and/or disabled individuals, and drafting documents to accomplish the client’s objectives upon their disability or death.
Mike’s practice is focused on civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts including: • Product liability actions defending manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and retailers • Trucking and transportation matters involving personal injury, wrongful death, and carriage of freight; • Commercial and corporation litigation including breach of contract, unfair competition, shareholder disputes and buy-outs; • Professional negligence litigation (accountant negligence, medical and health care negligence, wrongful death suits, and professional licensing board matters); • Defending self-insured companies, insurance companies and their insureds against liability and coverage claims • Personal injury and wrongful death litigation; • Construction litigation; and • Probate litigation (will contests, trust-related disputes and declaratory judgment litigation).
Richard’s practice focuses on all phases of Business Law, including commercial litigation, real estate, and corporate law. He also has extensive experience in personal injury litigation and criminal defense. Richard regularly assists individuals and businesses with preparing franchise agreements, drafting general business contracts, licensing agreements, and asset purchase agreements. When not working, Richard is a “foodie” and enjoys trying out new local restaurants.
Steve’s practice focuses on business law and the defense of professional liability claims. These practice areas include corporate law, commercial and malpractice litigation. He regularly handles negotiations, acquisitions and leasing of commercial properties.