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Defense of tax evasion / charitable organization

We were retained by a former professional athlete who was under investigation for alleged tax evasion. Our firm participated in extensive negotiations with the Office of the Ohio Attorney General to reach a fair resolution of the dispute. The negotiations produced an agreement that prevented the filing of criminal charges against our client and settled…

201510.15
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Estate Distribution

We were retained to help administer the estate of an elderly woman who died without a will. She left substantial assets, including several tracts of land, measuring over 180 acres. Three of the parcels were developed and contained houses that have been leased to tenants. The deceased’s nearest living relatives were ten distant relatives who…

201503.01
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Minimum Wage Act

In 1938, led by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States government passed the Fair Labor Standards Act. The FLSA introduced the standard working regulations for employees. Among other regulations, the FLSA introduced the first national minimum wage rate. The minimum wage at the time was $0.25 per hour.1 Before you gawk at what seems…

201502.02
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Business Dissolution

A local country club had leased its land, pursuant to a 99-year lease, for several years before purchasing it in 2007. During the lease, the clubhouse was rebuilt and refurbished, but the county auditor never included the value of the new clubhouse when calculating the property taxes owed. After the country club purchased the land,…

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Business Opportunity Stolen

A company that handled election campaign services approached a major potential client about handling its work in a contentious election cycle. Ultimately, no deal was reached. Less than two weeks after the company dissolved, two of its former partners inked a multi-million dollar deal with the very same client. The other partner came to us…

201502.02
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Successful Defense Against Defamation Claim

A medical professional was sued in federal court in the state of Washington by a former colleague for defamation and emotional distress, who demanded damages in excess of $1 million. Through our aggressive defense of the claims, the matter was eventually settled in mediation to our client’s satisfaction for significantly less than what had been…