Recent News and Updates

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Charitable Donations Through IRA Planning

By Ann Salek   |  October 5, 2017

Planning your estate is the ideal time to consider your philanthropic goals. Once you establish your goals, you can then work with a planner to determine the most financially savvy and expeditious avenue to accomplish those goals.

Keywords: estate planning

Transfer of the Home to a Child - Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

By Ann Salek   |  September 26, 2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid issued new agency rulings effective September 1, 2017.

Social Media and the Workplace

By Robert Gorman   |  September 19, 2017

A little over twenty years ago, on my first day of work as a lawyer, I learned how to use the Internet. Until that day, I had lived more than thirty years without it. Today's millennials learn the Internet from the cradle and can't imagine life without it.

Exploring Underinsured / Uninsured Coverage Involving Injuries/Death Sustained Outside Vehicle

By Adam Landon   |  September 6, 2017

A situation may arise whereby an individual is injured outside a covered vehicle whereby the negligent party either is uninsured or underinsured.

Monica Russell Awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award

August 16, 2017

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston is proud to announce that Attorney Monica E. Russell has been awarded with the Medina County Athena Young Professional Award.

The Hazards of Co-Owning Real Estate

By Monica Russell   |  August 9, 2017

It is common for married couples to jointly hold title to their home. If the couple separates, then they either agree on who will keep the home or a judge decides through divorce proceedings. But what if the property owners are not married?

Keywords: real estate

Who's Responsible For This Mess?

By Patrick Noser   |  August 3, 2017

Project owners need to be aware of the hidden risks on construction projects.  Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor or an owner, do you know what risks you are undertaking in a particular project and did you properly evaluate those risks when agreeing upon a price?

Another New Form?! Recent I-9 Updates

By Tricia Pycraft   |  July 24, 2017

Federal law requires all U.S. employers to ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. Both employees and employers must complete their respective sections of the form.

Keywords: employment, i-9

Choosing your Business Succession Path

By Rebecca Smith   |  July 17, 2017

Securing your business succession plan before it's too late is just as valuable as growing your business. Your succession plan is your retirement or exit strategy, and each business owner has his/her unique path. Securing your business succession plan before it’s too late is just as valuable as growing your business. Your succession plan is your retirement or exit strategy, and each business owner has his/her unique path. 

Poor Record Keeping Can Make It More Difficult to Prove a Lack of Production in Paying Quantities

By Andrew Lycans   |  July 7, 2017

Ohio courts have long held that a well is producing in paying quantities if the revenues from the well exceed the expenses involved in maintaining the well. Unless production from the leased property has ceased in its entirety, mineral owners face an inherent disadvantage in deciding whether to argue that wells on the property are no longer producing in paying quantities and the lease has therefore terminated.

Keywords: oil & gas
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