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“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

“Series” Limited Liability Companies Will Offer More Options to Ohio Businesses

Ohio has adopted a modified Limited Liability Company law which becomes effective on January 1, 2022 for all Ohio LLCs and foreign LLCs doing business in Ohio (Senate Bill 276). One of the most important features of the new law is facilitation of the formation of so-called “series” LLCs. One benefit of a series LLC is that […]

Part II: The Benefit Corporation and Public Charities; Threat or Opportunity

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Part II: The Benefit Corporation and Public Charities; Threat or Opportunity

In a prior advisory (Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation), we discussed Ohio’s recent enactment of its revised Corporation Law, which now permits the formation and operation of a “Benefit Corporation.” Use of the Benefit Corporation permits not only the pursuit of pecuniary gain, but also socially beneficial purposes, many of […]

Congratulations New Weston Hurd Partner Joshua Miklowski

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Congratulations New Weston Hurd Partner Joshua Miklowski

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that JOSHUA M. MIKLOWSKI has been named a Partner of the Firm. Josh focuses his practice on insurance defense, insurance coverage, employment, and commercial litigation matters. Before joining Weston Hurd as an Associate in 2017, Josh served as career law clerk to U.S. District Judge Lesley Wells, asbestos […]

Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

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Your Ohio For-Profit Corporation Can Now Do Good; The Benefit Corporation

Historically and legally, for-profit corporations have been restricted in pursuing social goals because, generally, corporate leadership was fiduciarily obligated to pursue wealth for its owners and shareholders. With Governor DeWine’s signing of Senate Bill 21 on December 21, 2020, Ohio Corporation Law now permits the formation of a “Benefit Corporation” which can pursue both profit and beneficial […]

Congress Trumps IRS and Confirms Tax Deductions for Expenses Paid with PPP Loans

On December 21, 2020, the United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). President Trump is expected to sign the Act. Significantly, the Act specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes IRS guidance that such expenses could not be deducted if the taxpayer […]

Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Weston Hurd Attorneys Named 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the following Weston Hurd attorneys named 2021 Ohio Super Lawyers and Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business. Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase process that combines peer nominations, evaluations, and professional achievements with third-party research to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.    

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd Recognized in U.S. News/Best Lawyers® as a 2021 “Best Law Firm”

Weston Hurd LLP is pleased to announce that its Cleveland and Columbus offices are recognized in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers® 2021 “Best Law Firms” list in both national and metropolitan categories. According to U.S. News/Best Lawyers®, achieving a “Best Law Firms” ranking involves a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations as […]

Additional COVID Immunity Protections in Ohio

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Additional COVID Immunity Protections in Ohio

Ohio’s General Assembly recently enacted two additional civil immunity provisions (House Bill 606 and House Bill 151) in connection with so-called “healthcare isolation centers” and “emergency medical services” in the context of COVID-19. A “healthcare isolation center” is a center monitored by the Ohio Department of Health caring for patients with COVID-19-related infirmities. Civil immunity from suit for these centers is […]