The real estate lawyers at Hrabcak & Company handle residential and commercial real property transactions on behalf of clients throughout Ohio. Our attorneys help clients with all of their real estate matters, from the purchase and sale of personal residences to the construction and leasing of commercial facilities to handling landlord-tenant issues.
Our attorneys help clients navigate the complicated network of laws and regulations while negotiating favorable contract terms and preparing the necessary applications, agreements and other documents to successfully finalize real estate transactions. Should a dispute arise regarding licenses, permits, title or specific performance, we can handle the matter before the appropriate agency or in court.
With over 20 years of experience, Attorney Michael Hrabcak and his team of attorneys have a track record of success litigating real estate matters. The firm’s proficiency in litigation extends to all types of property-related matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, property lines and boundary disputes, easements, financing and taxation issues.
A large portion of the firm’s litigation practice is devoted to assisting business and individuals in employment law disputes. The firm has a broad range of experience in representing employees against their employer which includes discrimination claims, family medical leave act, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, sexual discrimination, race discrimination, whistleblower, wage and hour claims, and formation of employee contracts with restrictive covenants such as non-competes, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions. The firm also has extensive experience in representing employers in constructing employee manuals, employee contracts with restrictive covenants, severance packages and defending discrimination claims filed by employees.
Because the firm has represented both the employee and defended the employer in litigation brought by employees, we are able to assist the parties in understanding their options and develop strategies to proactively deal with their situations. We understand the point of view of employers who have made the decision to terminate an employee, or who are dealing with a difficult situation and we can perceive the motivation and interests behind their decisions. This helps us to give our clients sound advice of whether to pursue a claim or negotiate a better deal to reach the best possible result.
Feel free to contact us to speak with an attorney about our employment law services.
If you have questions about what will happen to certain assets upon your passing, we can help you formulate an Estate Plan. An Estate Plan outlines how your property will be distributed upon your passing and name who will make important decisions for you in the event you become disabled. Determining what “Plan” is right for you depends upon your specific needs. We will use our experience in estate planning, as well as, knowledge of tax law to ensure that your assets are used for their intended purpose and avoid probate. Examples of services we offer include:
If your family member or loved one passes away with only a Will (or dies without a Will), we can help with Probate Administration. With or without a will, the settling of an estate can always benefit from the counsel of a skilled lawyer. Hrabcak & Company has assisted numerous clients over the years in resolving estate settlements and issues. As your probate lawyer, we take care of:
At Hrabcak and Company, we aren’t just business lawyers – we are trusted advisors. We offer sophisticated yet affordable counsel for complex business transactions for companies of all sizes. Whether large or small, our business clients depend on our business lawyers to provide them with legal solutions tailored to their set of circumstances.
Our business lawyers routinely handle issues involving business planning, business transactions and business disputes of all types. From start-up through dissolution or divestiture, our business law practice area provides experienced advocacy to help businesses overcome obstacles and achieve their objectives. We are skilled in negotiating and preparing the legal documents for any business transaction. Our years of experience have resulted in creative solutions to the most complex business problems.
Examples of business law services we offer include:
Many clients turn to an accountant for tax-related issues. But, if a complication tax issue or tax controversy arises, like an IRS audit, an experienced tax attorney should be consulted to ensure that you are protected.
Attorney James B. Curtin heads up the firm’s Tax Practice Group. Attorney Curtin has practiced tax law for over 35 years. He has substantial experience in representing individuals and business in all matters involving taxation. As a certified public accountant and attorney, Attorney Curtin can offer practical, business savvy tax advice and solutions to help our clients meet their personal and professional needs. We resolve controversies over business and individual income tax returns and net profits tax returns, estate taxes, payroll taxes, trust fund taxes, sales taxes, real estate taxes and commercial activity tax.
Here are examples of the types of tax issues we handle:
Often, small business owners are caught holding the bag and struggle to recover money and property owed
to them by debtors. Our office helps the small business owner recover money,
merchandise and other items that are owed to them. We will handle the matter
through the court process, obtain a judgment/lien and help you garnish wages or
recover other assets to help you get paid.
Types of collections issues we handle:
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) offers two types of benefits to its veterans: compensation and pension benefits. If you are a veteran and can show that your disability is related to an injury or event in service, you may qualify for a “service-connected” disability compensation benefit, which is a monthly payment. The amount of the disability payment depends upon the disability rating assigned to each disability. If you are disabled and already “service-connected” we can assist you in obtaining an increase in your disability rating. In some instances, disability compensation payments are made to families of the disabled veteran.
The VA law also provides for a monthly payment to widows and widowers of deceased veterans who may be entitled to payments based upon the disability of their spouse, which is referred to as DIC benefits. DIC benefits apply where a service connected condition contributed to the death of the veteran or where the veteran was totally disabled because of a service connected condition for a certain period of time before the death.
For more information, please see the Veterans Affairs section of our website.