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The Risk of Challenging a Will in Ohio

By Adam Landon   |  September 17, 2019

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.

Keywords: no-contest, probate, wills

How Will My Pipeline Easement Payment Be Taxed?

By Garrett Roach   |  September 9, 2019

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.

The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act: A Consumer’s Dream Come True, a Supplier’s Worst Nightmare

By Ralph Streza   |  August 28, 2019

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

Two Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. Lawyers Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List

August 15, 2019

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.

Keywords: best lawyers

Critchfield Attorney Brad Proudfoot Honored with “Best of the Best” Award from Medina Gazette

August 10, 2019

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.

New Entity? Be on the Lookout for Letter from Ohio State Real Estate Division of Licensing

By Daniel Calvin   |  July 31, 2019

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.

Closing Costs: The Great Unknown of Real Estate Transactions

By Zachary Mathie   |  July 16, 2019

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 Pay Data Portal Coming Online

By Robert Gorman   |  July 9, 2019

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.

Keywords: component 2, eeo-1, eeoc

Be on the Lookout: A New LLC Scam is Making the Rounds

By Clint Leibolt   |  June 27, 2019

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 Common and Costly Wage and Hour Mistakes

By Kimberly Hall   |  June 25, 2019

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.

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