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December 12, 2018
serious car accident

Serious car accident? When to call an attorney?

You are going about your day, driving to work or to an appointment when out of the blue—things change. You get into a serious car accident. […]
November 21, 2018
estate planning

Life events and estate planning: Knowing when to change your will

Births, deaths, marriage, divorce. Chances are, if you live long enough you will go through several life events such as these. And if you have a […]
October 19, 2018
family law

Family Law 101: Four things you need to know about Dissolution and Divorce

The end of a marriage is a stressful time, and thinking about divorce can be difficult. However, there is an option in family law that can […]
September 10, 2018
business law

Business law: Starting a business? Here are four reasons why having an attorney on your team is a good idea

Every great small business starts with an idea: Whether it’s a service you provide or goods you sell, beginning the path of entrepreneurship is exciting. You […]
August 24, 2018
John Gonzales

Behal Law partner John Gonzales wins $55,000 judgment

When a client of ours was unlawfully terminated from the medical practice where he worked in Lima, he turned to John Gonzales, a partner at The […]
July 25, 2018
social media

Social media and the law: Three things to know

The world of social media is continually evolving. Whether or not you are active on sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you can’t escape the influence […]
June 11, 2018
employment law

Employment law: Should your employer still test for marijuana?

The state of Ohio, like many other states in recent years, is poised to legalize medical marijuana on Sept. 8. So, what does this mean for […]
May 11, 2018
real estate attorney

Considering a commercial lease or purchase this spring? Three reasons to consider a real estate attorney

If you are looking for a commercial lease or purchase this spring, you are likely already working with a commercial real estate agent. So, you might […]
April 10, 2018
divorce lawyer

Five things you need to know before hiring a divorce lawyer

No one gets married expecting to one day divorce, but the fact is, it’s a common occurrence. Hiring a divorce lawyer isn’t easy. But, it’s necessary […]
March 12, 2018
probate law

Five things every 40-something needs to know about probate law

Your 40s are a busy time. You probably are well into your career. Maybe you have a family. It’s also a time when people tend to […]
February 7, 2018

Arbitration agreements—tough to overcome

John Gonzales and Jack D’Aurora recently produced a podcast on arbitration that is available on this website. One of the issues they covered is the difficulty […]
December 29, 2017

Arbitration—allegations of misrepresentation

Our firm represented a retired dentist who had sold his practice to a younger dentist. About a year after the transaction closed, the buyer alleged that […]
October 31, 2017

The First Amendment—and sexual relations?

The Ohio Supreme Court recently rendered a decision that concerns First Amendment rights in an unusual setting—sexual relations. The case concerned a statute that prohibits someone […]
October 3, 2017

Financial industry files suit over CFPB rule

Last July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule that will allow consumers to join together in class-action lawsuits against banks, credit card companies […]
May 28, 2017

Everyone is entitled to his opinion, but false statements—not so much

A key question in determining if a statement is defamatory is whether it can be proven to be true or false. If you can prove the […]