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Business LLC Lawyer Explains LLC Formation and Management

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LLC Lawyer Explains LLC Formation and Management

LLC Lawyer Drafts Corporate Record Book DocumentsIn this blog entry, local Cleveland, Akron area LLC lawyer, Eric Valente explains the basics on LLC formation and management.  For more detailed information on LLCs, check out our main business law information page. (more…)

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Cleveland, Akron Area Probate Lawyer Gives Instructions to Executors

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Responsibilities of Executors

 

 

Explanation of Executor Duties and Directions from a Cleveland, Akron Area Probate Lawyer

Have you been named as an executor?  If so, your head is probably spinning thinking about all the different things you must do for the probate estate.  Be sure to check out our main information page on probate estate administration after you read this. (more…)

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Real Estate Lawyer Helping For Sale By Owner Sellers and Buyers Without Realtors

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Real Estate Lawyer

Cleveland, Akron Area Real Estate Lawyer Helping “For Sale By Owner”

As a Cleveland, Akron area real estate lawyer, more and more frequently we get calls from clients asking us if we can handle the legal paperwork to sell their homes!  We are happy to help! With Zillow and Trulia making it so easy to list your home for sale, a lot of people are deciding to sell by owner to save money by avoiding the realtor’s commission. (more…)

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Information on Power of Attorney Forms

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Power of Attorney (POA) Form

Power Of Attorney – Explained by local Cleveland, Akron area Lawyer

While helping clients around the Hudson, Westlake, and Independence areas of Ohio, we often hear questions about the important topic of power of attorney forms (POAs).  This entry discusses the financial power of attorney, commonly referred to more formally as a “General Durable Power Of Attorney” (more…)

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Not Having a Trust is Bad. Not Having a Will is Even Worse.

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Cleveland, Ohio, Akron, Ohio, Hudson Ohio will lawyerEvery adult should have a will!  Most adults should have a Trust, too!

Wills and Trusts are important estate planning tools that every adult should consider.  As a Will and Trust lawyer I see firsthand the pitfalls of not planning ahead for your health and wealth.  Not having a Will or a Trust is one of the biggest estate planning mistakes you can make. (more…)

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Probate Estate Administration Guide for Executors from Cleveland, Akron, OH area Probate Lawyer

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Executors Guide from Cleveland, Akron, Ohio Probate Estate LawyerProbate estate administration is one of our main focus areas at Valente Law, LLC.  As a probate estate lawyer in the greater Cleveland, Ohio, Akron, Ohio areas, we regularly practice in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, Summit County Probate Court, Medina County Probate Court, Lorain County Probate Court, and all surrounding areas.  We have the experience and knowledge to make the probate estate process easier on our clients.

Probate Estate Executor’s Duties and Probate Process

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Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions – Answered by a Cleveland, Akron Area Estate Planning Attorney

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Estate planning is a very broad term used to describe the process through which an individual designs, executes and implements a series of documents that provide for the management and distribution of assets.  Estate planning also includes planning for your healthcare. I will answer some of the most frequently asked questions from my Cleveland, Akron area estate planning clients. However, if you have any other questions about estate planning, please take a look at our main Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Lawyer Page.

Q: What is the purpose of estate planning?

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Start-Up Businesses in Ohio – Cleveland Business Attorney Explains How to Start an Ohio Business

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So, you want to start a business in Ohio, but don’t know where to begin?! Well, starting a business in Ohio is pretty simple.  The hard part is running the business and making it profitable.  Luckily, I’m a Cleveland, Akron area business attorney and I can help you with the whole process. (more…)

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Ohio Asset Protection Trusts Explained by Cleveland, OH Estate Planning Attorney

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Ohio Legacy Trusts and Asset Protection Trusts by Cleveland AttorneyOhio has been on the cutting edge of asset protection trust legislation since enacting its Ohio asset protection trust code in 2013.

Chapter 5816 of the Ohio Revised Code sets forth the rules and regulations for Ohio Legacy Trusts.  Ohio Legacy Trusts are sometimes referred to OLTs.  Ohio Legacy Trusts are a form of Asset Protection Trusts. Specifically, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts (DAPT). (more…)

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Buy/Sell Questionnaire from Cleveland Business Attorney – What to Consider for Your Buy/Sell Agreement

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Buy/Sell Agreement Cleveland Corporate CounselAs a Cleveland business attorney and corporate counsel in the Cleveland, Ohio area, with my main office in Hudson, Ohio, one of the common questions I get from new Cleveland business law clients who need to prepare a Buy/Sell Agreement is, “what should I consider before we design my succession plan and Buy/Sell Agreement.”  There are many parts to a Buy/Sell Agreement and all related succession planning documents, and it can get very complex.  As Cleveland business attorney and corporate counsel, I always appreciate it when my clients are prepared.  To help make the process as efficient as possible, please review and complete the following corporate buy/sell questionnaire prior to our first meeting. (more…)

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