Joseph Downing Law
(937) 458-3855
104 W. Main Street, Ste B
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
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Business Law

Our business is helping business owners by delivering a broad range of legal services from launch to wind up and everything in between. Whether buying a business, selling a business, or trying to tackle any number of headaches that arise in the ordinary course, we can help solve business issues.

A sampling of our business legal services include:

  • Formation of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships
  • Dissolution of business entities, including assistance with windup and liquidation
  • Preparation and implementation of business agreements, including by-laws, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, stock/unit sale agreements, stock/unit purchase agreements, and merger/acquisition agreements
  • Assistance with raising capital through private offerings of securities, including preparation of private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, and related offering documents and contracts, along with compliance assistance for federal and state securities laws
  • Preparation and implementation of employment related agreements, including employee handbooks, employee contracts, independent contractor agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and severance agreements
  • Assistance with real property matters, including purchase/sale contracts, deeds, mortgages, assignments, land contracts, letters of intent, leases, zoning compliance and other regulatory concerns, landlord-tenant matters, and financing arrangements
  • Advising employers on implementation, practice, and compliance with Ohio and Federal laws relating to employment, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, PDA, OAWA, health care continuation, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, NLRA, FLSA, Ohio wage and hour laws, OSHA, and COBRA
  • For businesses in the medical, dental, and veterinary fields we offer a unique emphasis on healthcare laws and compliance, including physician, dentist, and veterinarian employment contracts, assistance with insurance and billing issues, compliance with Stark and other anti-kickback laws, privacy and electronic records laws (including HIPAA and HITECH), Medicare and Medicaid compliance, day-to-day operations of practices, audits conducted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Medicaid, Medicare, and other State and Federal Agencies
  • Negotiation, planning, and other assistance with executive compensation packages, including tax aspects, stock options, benefits, and related issues
  • Assistance with bankruptcy for individual business owners under Chapters 7 and 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code