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Estate Planning - Not Just for High Net Worth Individuals

It’s a common misconception that estate planning applies only to those with a high net worth and a lot of valuable assets. The truth is, estate plans are beneficial for everyone and can be customized to satisfy the needs, interests, and goals of any

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Estate Planning Updates - How Often Should You Review Your Plan?

If I have an estate plan, how often do I need to review it to ensure it’s up to date? How will I know if it is reflecting current laws and regulations and that the plan remains in my best interest?

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Ask the Attorney: Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Q: Since medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, as an employer, can I enforce our drug-free workplace policy against employees who are impaired at work even though they are lawfully using it?

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Breaking the Stereotype: Medical Marijuana

The war on marijuana began in the 1960s and culminated in the Drug Abuse and Prevention Act of 1970 signed by Richard Nixon. Today the drug remains a Schedule I drug, alongside heroin, cocaine and LSD, pursuant to the federal Controlled Substances

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Medical Marijuana in Ohio: Where are We Now?

More than a year has passed since Governor Kasich signed House Bill 523, legalizing medical marijuana (MMJ) in Ohio and making our state the 25th to adopt such a program. At the time, those interested in getting involved — as a cultivator,

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Recreational Activities Defense Still Applies to Children Under the Age of 7

The recreational activities doctrine has long held that individuals engaging in recreational or sports activities assume the ordinary risks of the activity and cannot recover for any injury unless it can be shown that the defendant’s actions were

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Are “B Corps” the Future of Business?

A majority of states believe that may be the case. A Benefit Corporation or a “B Corp” is a “triple bottom line” company. Those familiar with B Corps refer to the triple bottom line as the three Ps: People, Planet and Profit. Unlike other corporate

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Retain Key Employees with Equity-Based Compensation

Looking to attract and retain skilled and motivated employees?  Consider adopting an equity-based compensation plan.  Equity-based compensation plans (ECPs) give your employees a direct stake in the success of your business and an added incentive to

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Property Pooling Ohio Municipalities vs. the State

In its recent decision of Simmers v. City of North Royalton, the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Case No. CV15-42, ruled that in a review of an application for a mandatory pooling order, the Division of Oil & Gas Resources Management must

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Ernie Mansour Talks Attorneys

Mr. Mansour is the founding partner of the firm. He continues to counsel corporate clients on complex business issues, antitrust litigation and labor matters. He has extensive trial experience in national and international jurisdictions and has

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