Business Law

Business law encompasses a wide range of legal matters that pertain to the operations of a business. It includes various areas such as contracts, employment law, intellectual property, and taxation. Understanding the legal aspects of running a business is crucial to ensure compliance with the law and mitigate potential risks.


Entity Formation

Choosing the right business entity is crucial for protecting personal assets, minimizing tax liabilities, and achieving business goals. We assist clients in selecting and forming appropriate business structures, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and sole proprietorships.


Contracts are the legal backbone of a business. We provide comprehensive contract drafting, review, and negotiation services. Whether you're entering into agreements with vendors, clients, employees, or partners, we ensure that your contracts are clear, enforceable, and tailored to your specific needs and objectives.

Business Transactions

The purchase or sale of a business involves complex legal considerations and financial implications. We offer strategic counsel and representation to clients involved in business acquisitions, mergers, asset purchases, and sales. We guide our clients through every step of the transaction, from due diligence and negotiation to closing and post-closing matters.

Business Succession Planning

Planning is essential for ensuring the continuity of your business. We help business owners develop comprehensive succession plans that address key issues such as management transition, tax implications, and estate planning considerations. Whether you're passing your business to the next generation or planning for a sale, we guide you through the complexities of succession planning.

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In estate planning and elder law, the transfer or sale of business interests is a critical aspect that requires specialized legal expertise. Collaborating with a qualified business law attorney ensures that these transactions are handled with the utmost care and precision, safeguarding the client's interests and ensuring a smooth transition of ownership. Business interests often constitute a significant portion of an individual's estate, and any missteps in their transfer or sale can result in legal disputes, tax complications, and financial losses.

A business law attorney brings invaluable experience in navigating the complexities of business structures, governance, and regulatory compliance. They can provide essential guidance on the most advantageous methods for transferring business ownership, whether through a sale, merger, or succession plan. By drafting and reviewing critical documents such as buy-sell agreements, shareholder agreements, and succession plans, a business law attorney ensures that all legal requirements are met and that the client's intentions are clearly articulated and enforceable.

Furthermore, business law attorneys play a pivotal role in strategic estate planning by advising clients on the tax implications of transferring or selling their business interests. They can help structure transactions to minimize tax liabilities, optimize the value of the business, and ensure compliance with federal and state tax laws. This strategic planning is essential for preserving the wealth and legacy of the business owner, providing financial security for their heirs, and maintaining the continuity of the business.

For elder law clients, the expertise of a business law attorney is equally important. As clients plan for their future medical and long-term care needs, the potential impact of business asset transfers on Medicaid eligibility and other benefits must be carefully considered. A knowledgeable business law attorney can help clients navigate these complexities, ensuring that they receive necessary care without jeopardizing their financial well-being.

Working with a qualified business law attorney is essential for estate planning and elder law clients looking to transfer or sell their business interests. We can provide the specialized knowledge and strategic advice needed to manage complex transactions effectively, protect the value of business assets, and secure a stable and prosperous future for clients and their families. By integrating business interests into the broader estate planning strategy, clients can achieve their long-term goals and ensure a seamless transition of their legacy.


Running a business is hard enough without having to deal with legal issues. Whether you are starting an LLC or dealing with a contract negotiation, legal issues can take away from what you should be focusing on – building your business.
That's where a skilled and experienced Cleveland business attorney comes in. If you're an Ohio entrepreneur in need of legal guidance and support, look no further than Rhodium Law. With our experience and dedication, we can help protect your interests and facilitate the success of your business.


A business attorney is a legal professional who focuses on providing advice and guidance on matters related to business law. An attorney can play a pivotal role in helping companies navigate complex legal issues and ensure compliance with Ohio and federal law. Here are some key areas where a business attorney can assist:
One of the earliest and most important steps in starting a business is choosing the right legal structure. A Cleveland business attorney can guide you through the process of entity formation and help you choose between options such as sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation. We will ensure that you understand the legal implications of each structure and choose the one that best suits your business goals and objectives.
Contracts play a crucial role in protecting the rights and interests of businesses. A business attorney can help with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts to ensure that they are fair, enforceable, and in line with your business objectives. We will carefully analyze the terms and conditions, identify any potential pitfalls, and negotiate favorable terms on your behalf.
Planning for the future is essential for any business owner. A business attorney can develop a comprehensive strategy to prepare for transferring it to a new owner after your death. This includes helping you determine the best way to transfer ownership, protect the interests of stakeholders, and ensure a smooth transition of your business to the next generation or a chosen successor.


At Rhodium Law, we are committed to providing businesses with the counsel and representation they require to succeed. With our extensive experience in business law, our team has successfully represented numerous clients and provided effective legal solutions tailored to your specific needs.
We understand the complexities of running a business in Ohio. With our deep knowledge of the local laws and regulations, we can offer valuable insights and guidance to protect your interests. Our dedicated legal professionals are committed to delivering exceptional service and helping you achieve your business goals.
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