Recent News and Updates
A no-contest clause is a provision commonly found in wills which sets forth that a party who institutes a challenge to set aside a will forfeits his or her right to any share of the estate.
The recent oil and gas drilling boom in southeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia has brought about an unexpected visitor for many landowners, including some far For landowners considering a pipeline easement "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Proper professional advice and advance planning can save you thousands of dollars. Find out your exact tax consequences before you sign.
There is a consumer protection law in Ohio that is designed to protect all consumers, no matter their socio economic status. The law relates to consumer transactions, and applies to transactions where a consumer buys goods or services
Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Susan Baker and Ralph Streza have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Attorney Bradley J. Proudfoot, based in the Medina office of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. (“Critchfield”), has been named the Reader’s Choice “Best of the Best” attorney in Medina County.
If you have recently created a new entity (LLC, corporation, or partnership) with a name that included words like “real estate," “realty," “property," or “management," you may soon be receiving a letter from the State of Ohio.
Clients in real estate transactions often have questions about closing costs. What are they? How expensive can they be? How are they split between buyer and seller?
EEO-1 Component 2 data (for calendar years 2017 AND 2018 only) is due by September 30, 2019. The data submission portal is nearly ready, and a static page, along with a wealth of information in the form of FAQs, is now available. The FAQ page includes information on filing requirements, summary compensation data, hours worked and confidentiality of data, among other topics.
Several Critchfield clients who recently formed limited liability companies (LLCs) have received letters asking them to purchase an overpriced Certificate of Good Standing. The Certificate of Good Standing is unnecessary in most cases and companies soliciting you to makes these purchases are running a scam.
Two of the most common and costly wage and hour mistakes an employer can make are: (1) misclassifying employees as independent contractors; and (2) misclassifying non-exempt employees as exempt. Kim Hall describes strategies to avoid these issues.