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What Does it Mean To Be a Power of Attorney For Someone?

By Ann Salek   |  January 25, 2018

A little advice about how to conduct financial transactions through a power of attorney can save a lot of potential trouble in the future.

New Tax Law Encourages Reviewing Your Trust for Needed Changes

By James Lanham   |  January 10, 2018

Strongly consider having your trust reviewed by one of our estate planning attorneys. Older trusts drafted for couples (especially those written before 2013 for Ohio residents) were designed to reduce estate/death taxes but usually created an income tax problem for the children, but that was the lesser of two tax evils (40% estate tax vs typical 15% capital gains for income tax).

Practical Considerations Regarding Ohio Landowners' Oil and Gas Rights

January 2, 2018

As a landowner, the law affords you certain property rights, but do you know the extent of these rights as they relate to oil and gas beneath your land? If your answer is "yes", congratulations, you are one of the few. But, if your answer is "no", well, don't worry, I hope to add at least some clarity to this confusing area of property law.

Ohio Product Liability Is Not Limited to Manufacturers: Seller (Supplier) Beware!

By Ralph Streza   |  December 19, 2017

Even though you or your business manufactures nothing, it, or you, may be subject to liability and very costly litigation defense under Ohio's Product Liability Act.

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

By Susan Baker   |  December 13, 2017

To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system, Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

Business Succession Planning; A Process, not an Event

By Chad Yoder   |  November 28, 2017

To ensure that your business legacy flourishes into the next generation you must engage in the proper mix of planning, communication and action.

Title Insurance: Peace of Mind in the Purchase of Real Estate

By Daniel Mathie   |  November 16, 2017

What is title insurance? Why is it recommended? How much does it cost? If these are questions that cross your mind when confronted with the topic of title insurance, you are not alone. In every purchase and sale of real estate, the buyer and seller are faced with the decision to purchase title insurance.

Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

By Jacob Dean   |  October 25, 2017

Whether as the employer or employee, additional "fringe benefits" can be an important part of an overall compensation package and are important in attracting and retaining talent in the workplace. Decisions about such benefits are not made without repercussions, however. Both employers and employees should be aware that fringe benefits may be taxable to individual employees.

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.

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