201510.15
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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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Spousal support and custody

A business owner retained our firm to reduce his spousal support obligation due to substantial business losses. The client also sought to have full custody of his teenage son who had previously been under a shared parenting arrangement. During the course of the five-day trial, we presented expert witness testimony from forensic accountants, tax advisors,…

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…

201510.15
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Construction Contract

Our firm represented a contractor against home owners who failed to pay a final invoice of nearly $10,000. This rather straight forward action to collect a modest debt ballooned into a much larger case when the owners filed a counterclaim for over $200,000 for breach of contract and fraud. They claimed the builder had improperly…

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…