State of Ohio Business Filings

State of Ohio Business Filings Filing business documents with the Ohio Secretary of State can be a complicated endeavor even if you consider yourself tech savvy. That's why we put together this guide to help Ohio business owners and employees navigate the process. In most cases, State of Ohio business...

Do I Have a Partnership?

Is My Business a Partnership? It isn't always clear whether or not your business is a partnership. If you haven't formally reduced your business arrangements to writing and formed a legal entity, things can get tricky. Maybe you've heard the age old adage "strength in numbers?" The same is true in...

Are Employers Liable for Employee Actions?

Are Employers Liable for Actions of Employees? Whether or not an employer is liable for the actions of its employees is essentially an agency liability problem. When looking at agency in the employment context, however, there's a range of tests and factors that might be involved depending on the jurisdiction....

Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness

Are Paycheck Protection Loans Forgiven? The SBA clarified in the April 15th, 2020 Final Interim Rule that paycheck protection loans may be forgiven up to the full principal amount of the loan and accrued interest. Borrowers would not be responsible for any loan payment so long as they meet the...

The Difference Between Independent Contractors and Agents

What's the Difference Between an Independent Contractor and an Agent? From an agency law perspective, independent contractors and agents are different in very meaningful ways. When we look at independent contractors and agents; they are to be treated differently as far as the law is concerned. The distinction between the...

What is Agency in Business Law?

What is Agency in Business Law? Most corporate attorneys are familiar with the concept of agency. Agency relationships are everywhere in commercial law. Maybe you’ve heard someone discussing being an agent of another. Anytime a person or organization acts through another, agency concepts are probably involved. The Agency Relationship So...

Five Things All Operating Agreements Should Have

Five Things Every Operating Agreement Should Have In our experience as business attorneys, we know all too well that things can and do go very wrong if partners in a business don’t have an operating agreement. While there are many more than 5 reasons you should have an operating agreement...

How To File a LLC in Ohio

How To File a LLC in Ohio CHOOSE A NAME FOR THE LLC Choose a name for the LLC that is not already registered and make sure it has the required abbreviation to denote it as an LLC. To search the names of business entities in Ohio when you are...