Columbia Station, Ohio Business Lawyers

Mark F. Craig Esq
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Elyria, OH Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(440) 973-6827 345 E. Bridge St. #1140
Elyria, OH 44036
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Akron School of Law
Law practice representing primarily business entities and small business owners (dba's, sole proprietors, subcontractors). Legal solutions to problems involving business disputes, construction matters, real estate title issues, contract disputes, payment issues, liens, collections and litigation. Personal attention and timely communications, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way with your legal matter.
Phillip John Henry Esq
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Middleburg Heights, OH Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(440) 243-2800 7530 Lucerne Dr., Ste. 200
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
I am experienced in the following types of litigation: consumer protection, foreclosure, commercial litigation, collections, corporate disputes, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice, appellate advocacy and also practices in the area of corporate law. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association. I am an active member of St. Adalbert’s Church in Berea, and was a member of the St. Adalbert’s Parish Council from 2009-2015. I am a member of the Lawyers Guild of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 107, a member of the Middleburg Heights...
Jeffery Scott Brown Esq
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Elyria, OH Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(440) 322-5522 124 Middle Ave.
Suite M
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney Jeffery S. Brown served his country in the United States Marine Corp after graduating high school. In 1997 he graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 2001, he graduated from the Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan with his Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Lorain County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
Mr. George N. Wukovich Esq
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North Olmsted, OH Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(440) 734-4417 24130 Salzburg Circle
North Olmsted, OH 44070-1585
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Criminal and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Miami University of Ohio
George N. Wukovich is an attorney licensed to practice before all Federal and State courts and agencies exercising jurisdiction within the State of Ohio. Since 1985, Attorney Wukovich has been in private practice as a small firm litigation associate (1985-1997) and as a sole practitioner (1997-present). He successfully represents the interests of individuals, families and small businesses. Attorney Wukovich is also presently active in several professional or legal organizations and other unique special interest groups.
James Lee Lindon
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Cleveland , OH Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(440) 333-0011 35104 Saddle Creek
Cleveland , OH 44011-4907
Business, Criminal, DUI and IP
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James Spyros Gemelas Esq
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Elyria, OH Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(440) 322-7646 424 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Michael Terrence Conway Esq
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Brunswick, OH Business Law Attorney
(330) 220-7660 3456 Sandlewood Dr.
Brunswick, OH 44212
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Employment
University of Akron
I have been in the practice of law for over two decades and have clients all over the United States and some overseas. I have years of jury trial experience against all kinds of opposing parties from multi-billion dollar corporations to the local county prosecutor's office. I am a member of the prestigious million dollar advocates forum which less than 1% of all trial lawyers are members of, and I have prevailed in litigation against companies such as big three auto manufacturers, steel makers, nuclear materials providers, and won cases against corporate giants like Kellog Brown and Root (KBR)and Halliburton....
Andrea Christine Kryszak Esq
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Sheffield Village, OH Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(888) 934-5330 5330 Meadow Lane Court, Suite A
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Cleveland State University
Attorney Andrea C. Kryszak has been practicing law for more than ten years at Kryszak & Associates, which is formerly known as Lessing & Kryszak; the Law Offices of Robert E. Lessing, Jr.; and Lessing & White & Roig. She focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Elder Law, Real Estate and Small Business law. Ms. Kryszak's commitment to the community is manifested by her involvement with the Lorain County Bar Association as a member of the Executive Committee (Vice President), the New Lawyer Committee (Chairperson), the Fee Arbitration Panel and the Judicial...
(888) 934-5330 943-1/2 Main Street
Grafton, OH 44044
Matt Mishak
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North Ridgeville, OH Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(440) 941-1669 35888 Center Ridge Road
Suite 3
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
James Vincent Barilla Esq
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Elyria, OH Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(440) 322-0909 230 3rd St
Sutie 201
Elyria, OH 44035
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
FORMER LORAIN COUNTY JUVENILE/DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT MAGISTRATE 20 YEARS FAMILY LAW EXPERIENCE
Lynn Ann Kriessler
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Parma Heights, OH Business Law Attorney
(440) 884-8881 6674 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Michael Astrab Esq
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Berea, OH Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(216) 577-0013 PO Box 127
Berea, OH 44017
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Jeffrey J Lutz
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Strongsville, OH Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(440) 572-2102 Albion Place, Suite A-2
10950 Pearl Rd
Strongsville, OH 44136
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Peter Andrew Russell Esq
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Strongsville, OH Business Law Lawyer
(440) 572-2100 10950 Pearl Road, Suite A2
Strongsville, OH 44136
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Michael Reardon Esq
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Middleburg Heights, OH Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(440) 239-1109 7251 Engle Rd Auite 401
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Estate Planning
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Kevin M McDermott II
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Strongsville, OH Business Law Lawyer
(216) 367-9181 11925 Pearl Road
Suite 310
Strongsville, OH 44136
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Joan Jacobs Thomas Esq
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North Olmsted, OH Business Law Attorney
(440) 871-4040 31040 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Business, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Jacqueline Roberts Esq
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North Royalton, OH Business Law Attorney
(440) 237-9900 17601 W. 130th St
Suite 4B
North Royalton, OH 44133
Business
Rula Raphael Raphael Esq
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Elyria, OH Business Law Attorney
(440) 610-9698 PO Box 1774
Elyria, OH 44036
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Joseph Michael Romano Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(216) 621-7777 526 Superior Avenue
333 Leader Building
Cleveland, OH 44114
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Entertainment & Sports
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
I always knew I wanted to do something in consumer protection. I started my first career out of graduate school as a policy analyst in the Office Of Public Safety for The Mayor of The City Of Los Angeles. I helped increase the quality of life of 12 million Angelenos and did not know any of them. So, I decided to move back to Cleveland to help the people I grew up with, saw on a daily basis, shared interests and cares with, and came to know and call friend.

II went to law school to do just...
Eric Valente
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Brecksville, OH Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(440) 792-6777 7650 Chippewa Road
Suite 214
Brecksville, OH 44141
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Toledo
Eric Valente, JD, MBA, is an attorney and founding member of Valente Law, LLC. He studied business administrations and earned his MBA while attending law school at the University of Toledo. Eric began his career doing business litigation at J.W. Krueger & Associates, LLC, where he still maintains an office. Eric has always had a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, and estate planning and business counseling provides him with the opportunity to engage these interests while helping clients achieve their goals. Eric's focus areas are estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Healthcare Planning), Probate Administration and Business Law. Eric is a...
(330) 665-5000 77 Milford Drive
226
Hudson, OH 44236
Russell Moorhead Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(216) 344-3800 614 W Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Akron School of Law
I have a wide variety of experience coming from my practice in many different areas of law . I have done everything from drafting deeds for my clients to representing them in adoption cases and working with them while they purchased their first homes. I have handled many cases of many different types over the years some of the very unusual to the common. They were all as important to me as they are important to you. I have had wide experience representing single individuals , married couples, retirees, students, and a large variety of small businesses, restaurants, salons,...
Howard Steven Rabb Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Cleveland State University
Howard Rabb received a degree in Business Administration at The Ohio State University and was awarded his law degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Rabb has been a contributor to various general circulation and legal trade publications and has served as a trustee to the Legal Aid Society in Cleveland. He is past chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves on the Attorney Constituent Group for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio, and is admitted to...
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Erik Walter
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Energy and Environmental
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Mr. Walter's practice focuses on environmental law, administrative law, general civil litigation, zoning and land use, commercial transactions and litigation, utility law and utility regulatory law as well as oil and gas law. Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A., Mr. Walter was a shareholder with the law firm of Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C. located in Lansing, Michigan. Prior to joining Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C. in 1999, Mr. Walter served for nearly three years as the law clerk for the Honorable William E. Collette in the Ingham County Circuit Court located in Lansing, Michigan. Mr....
(440) 352-3391 60 South Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Grant James Keating Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 W. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Keating joined Dworken & Bernstein in 2007 and primarily practices in the firm's business and commercial litigation department. He received his Juris Doctorate with a concentration in litigation from Case Western Reserve University in 2005. His undergraduate education was completed in 2001 at Ithaca College where he received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology, and co-authored and presented studies on juror member decision-making to the American Psychological Association. Over 90% of Mr. Keating's practice is devoted to civil litigation. During his career, he has successfully represented clients in the areas of corporate formation and dissolution, director and...
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Pl
Painesville, OH 44077
Steven H. Roth
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 W. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
Steven Roth is an attorney in Dworken & Bernstein’s business transactional, commercial real estate, and sports, media, and entertainment law divisions. Steven’s practice involves representing and counseling clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, commercial and residential real estate transactions, banking and finance (lenders and borrowers), intellectual property, business start-ups, franchise law, construction law, and business formation. Steven also has a great deal of experience in the area of sports, media, and entertainment law, and represents numerous athletes, artists, media personalities and companies, and Grammy winning recording artists. Prior to joining Dworken & Bernstein, Steven worked for...
(440) 352-3391 60 South Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Joseph D Carney Esq
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Avon, OH Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(440) 249-0850 1540 Peach Drive
Avon, OH 44011
Free ConsultationBusiness, Real Estate, Securities and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
A highly experienced attorney with a broad spectrum of legal expertise and extensive track record of success in Securities, Corporate, Business, Real Estate, and Construction Law. Strengths include specialized knowledge of broker-dealers, investment managers, investment companies, insurance securities, investment advisers. Extensive experience with private placements, entrepreneurial ventures, venture capital, and private equity. Helps starts-ups to $Billion dollar entities with financing rounds, offerings, and planning. Additional qualifications include accounting investigations and related securities investigations and litigation. Corporate Law skills in M & A, financing transactions. Extensive real estate skills as counsel and as owner, in the acquisition, development, construction,...
Ryan Fisher Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(216) 781-2600 610 Skylight Office Tower
1660 West 2d Street, Suite 610
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
Cleveland State University
Ryan is a partner in the firm Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co. LPA. He has been a trial attorney for 21 years limiting his practice to plaintiff personal injury litigation. He has tried cases throughout Ohio in both state and federal courts and has successfully argued before the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Fisher has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims injured or killed in automobile, truck and motorcycle accidents, as well as in medical negligence, product liability and premises liability cases. Ryan was born and raised in Greater Cleveland, having graduated from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law...
Richard Selby Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Employment
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Mr. Selby earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University in the field of Chemical Engineering in May of 1989. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law cum laude in May of 1992 and was admitted to the practice of law in the state of Ohio in November of 1992. He is currently licensed to practice in the state of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Selby brings extensive experience to Dworken...
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Thomas Inglesby Perotti Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(216) 881-1200 600 Superior Avenue
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44113
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they need immediate help. We take the time to listen to all their concerns and to get all the facts about their case. We provide thorough research into the legal matter to make sure there are no surprises that can affect the outcome. Don’t let your legal situation get worse, call or email us today for a consultation.
(440) 285-3325 100 Center Street Suite 280
Chardon, OH 44024
(440) 247-9000 57 East Washington Streets
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Melvyn Resnick Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44077
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Melvyn E. Resnick earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Accounting with honors from Ohio University. He was awarded his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law and admitted to the Bar in 1966. Mr. Resnick is a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He is a past president of Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity. He is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts as well as U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, since 1968 and the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. Mr. Resnick's practice emphasizes real estate, commercial litigation, general business, corporate banking, estate...
(440) 352-3391 60 S Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Anthony Rocco Pecora Esq
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Avon, OH Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(440) 213-3184 5455 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44054
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Employment and Family
Cleveland State University
Having represented individuals, families and businesses over 19 years, and having had attorneys represent me in the past, I have learned that clients deserve compassion, vigorous representation, and honesty. My practice areas demand that I provide my clients with these qualities.

I have represented clients who have lost the dignity of work because of errors in their background report or background checks or lost the ability to get a loan because of a credit report error across the nation. Too many times people in these circumstances feel hopeless. I work hard to provide that needed hope...
Rubin Guttman
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(888) 488-8529 55 Public Square
#1860
Cleveland, OH 44113
Business, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University
As the first member of my immigrant family to go to law school or even college, I chose to come to Cleveland from Brooklyn, New York because Cleveland has always been a diverse city of hard-working folks from all backgrounds. My father and my grandfather both knew what it meant to have their freedom and even their lives threatened by the Nazis in Germany and I have devoted my career to representing the " little guy," the working man or woman, the injured and the disabled against government, big business and corporations. My goal has always been to be the...
John Brandt Shepherd Jr
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Westlake, OH Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(440) 899-9990 25935 Detroit Rd #329
Westlake, OH 44145
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Real Estate and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University
John maintains the preeminent Martindale Hubble AV rating and practices in all Courts serving Bay Village, Rocky River, Lakewood, Berea, Brookpark, Parma, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Linndale, Valley View, North Ridgeview Valley, Lorain, Elyria and all other Courts in the Cleveland area. He has many years of experience in successfully handling DUI, OVI, Speeding Tickets and Traffic Tickets. His practice also includes Probate, Business, Real Estate, and Personal Injury/Car Accidents.
(440) 899-9990 2645 Wooster Rd
Rocky River, OH 44116
Robert Danzinger Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(216) 771-8990 820 W Superior Ave
#700
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
As a property tax attorney, Robert (“Kip”) has extensive experience in the area of property tax litigation, and related matters. For nearly 25 years, he has handled property tax matters in all 88 Ohio counties and in various jurisdictions throughout the country. In addition, Kip has represented clients in civil, business and family law disputes inclusive of litigating cases and arguing appeals in the Courts of Common Pleas, Appellate District Courts, Federal District Courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Recently, Kip successfully argued and established legal precedent in favor of Ohio taxpayers in Groveport Madison Local Schools Bd. of...
Joseph Anthony Condeni
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Brooklyn Heights, OH Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(216) 771-1760 600 East Granger Road Second Floor
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Cleveland State University and Bowling Green State University
Joe received his Juris Doctor degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1982 after graduating from Bowling Green State University. While attending law school he served as managing editor of the Cleveland State Law Review and was selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among American Law Students. Joe was honored with inclusion in Who's Who in American Law for the Millennium Edition and is a member of the Ohio Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Ohio Employment Lawyers Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Condeni concentrates his practice in the area...
Michael L. Fortney Esq
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Akron, OH Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(330) 665-5445 4040 Embassy Pkwy
Suite 280
Akron, OH 44333
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Employment
Cleveland State University
I am an attorney, arbitrator and mediator with expertise in construction law, employment and labor law, litigation, and business disputes. I have litigated and served as a neutral in hundreds of cases involving construction disputes, commercial business disputes, and employment disputes. AV rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1994, signifying the highest standard of legal abilities and professional ethics and conduct. Member of the ADR Federal Court Panel for the Northern District of Ohio, the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, serving as an employment, construction and commercial arbitrator, a member and former Chair of the Construction Advisory Council...
Jodi Tomaszewski
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(216) 861-4211 1468 West 9th St.
Suite 135
Cleveland, OH 44113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Energy and IP
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jodi Littman Tomaszewski focuses her practice in the areas of general business, real estate, financing and eminent domain litigation. Her practice includes assisting and counseling clients with regard to general business start-ups; mergers and acquisitions; commercial real estate development; commercial real estate sales and leasing; franchise law; and representing lenders and borrowers in connection with loan transactions and in work-out situations. Jodi also represents clients in eminent domain negotiations and trials.
(440) 352-3391 60 South Park Place
Painesville, OH 44077
Scott Sylkatis
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Amherst, OH Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(440) 372-4050 199 N. Leavitt Rd.,
Suite 200
Amherst, OH 44001
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Divorce and Family
Cleveland State University
Brent Buckley Esq
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Cleveland, OH Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(216) 363-1400 1400 Fifth Third Center
600 Superior Avenue E
Cleveland, OH 44114
Business, Appeals, Legal Malpractice and White Collar Crime
Cleveland State University
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