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Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

Business Real Estate Tenants and Real Property Tax Reductions

This is the third and last installment of advisories discussing recently enacted Ohio Senate Bill 57 (the “Bill”) and its impact on Ohio real property tax reductions and exemptions. Frequently, commercial and industrial property leases require the tenant to pay all expenses attending the realty leased, including real estate taxes. However, historically, under applicable law, such a business tenant could […]

Ohio Charitable Supportive Housing Property Tax Exemption Solidified

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Ohio Charitable Supportive Housing Property Tax Exemption Solidified

In last week’s Advisory, we reported that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine had signed S.B.57 (the “Bill”) which allows for applying to reduce real property taxes due to circumstances directly related to COVID-19. Also contained within the Bill are provisions which solidify the exemption from real property taxes for §501(c)(3) organizations which provide supported housing to individuals diagnosed with […]

Real Property Tax Help – New Special COVID-19 Reductions

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Real Property Tax Help – New Special COVID-19 Reductions

Beginning on July 26, 2021, property owners in Ohio can apply to reduce their real estate taxes if their property’s value has suffered specifically due to COVID-19 related circumstances. This new law provides a one-time special opportunity for property owners to reduce real estate taxes due to effects of the pandemic. These special applications for reduction must provide detailed […]

Employers Watch Your Mail; New Ohio Law Encourages Tidal Wave of Litigation

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Employers Watch Your Mail; New Ohio Law Encourages Tidal Wave of Litigation

Ohio’s new employment discrimination law, the Employment Law Uniformity Act (the “Act”) took effect April 15, 2021. This law (House Bill 352) has already created a landslide of new employment lawsuits chiefly because the statute of limitations for the filing of employment discrimination claims has been reduced from 6 to 2 years. To counterbalance this reduced statute of limitations, the […]

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

Additional Help for SBA Borrowers Offered by the Continued Loan Payment Subsidies

The subsidy of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loan repayments offered by the CARES Act has been extended by the newly enacted Economic Aid to Hard Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act (the “Act”). For existing SBA borrowers with currently serviced loans, the government will now pay principal, interest and fees for those loans for an additional […]

Time to Appeal Property Tax Bill? Think Again.

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Time to Appeal Property Tax Bill? Think Again.

COVID-19 has brought inestimable economic pain to the owners of hotels, motels, restaurants, rental properties, tourist attractions and the like. One would assume that the value of real estate whose value turns mostly on the cash flow it generates has dropped precipitously. Consequently, Ohio commercial property owners might be considering filing an appeal with their […]

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

Amendments to Ohio Civil Rights Statute Chapter 4112 – What Employers Need to Know

On January 12, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio HB 352 amending the Ohio Civil Rights statutes, Chapter 4112 of the Revised Code. The amendments will go into effect April 13, 2021. The amendments to the Ohio Civil Rights statutes address and clarify a number of issues that are relevant to employers of four or more employees. The […]

“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 […]