Representing Ohio Businesses

Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA business lawyers in Elyria advise and support the efforts of entrepreneurs and small-business owners as well as officers and owners of emerging and established companies in Northeast Ohio.

In addition to being skilled attorneys with more than 125 years of combined experience, we are business owners in our own right. We understand the complexities of a business startup and the challenges of daily operation. We relate to your goals and frustrations and respond with personalized approaches to your problems that get results.

Contact us to arrange the initial consultation that can get your business formation, expansion or litigation started on the right foot.

Smith, Illner & Gemelas — Your Responsive Neighborhood Business Law Firm

Our experienced Elyria business law attorneys can skillfully assist, both situationally and as virtual in-house counsel, with all aspects of corporate law, including:

  • Business formation
  • Entity selection — S- and C-corporations, professional corporations and limited liability companies
  • Contract review, negotiation and drafting
  • Partnerships
  • Business litigation of disputes between partners, shareholders and competitors
  • Commercial leasing, purchase and sales
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business succession and dissolution
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Effective methods of forming and operating your business today will have a significant impact on a broad range of issues encountered by your company in the future — how you will be taxed, personal exposure if a liability problem arises, and strategies for management and control in the event of disputes or business divorce.

Speak with our Elyria business law lawyers about personalized approaches to your unique business legal needs that can get results. Contact Smith, Illner & Gemelas Co. LPA toll free — 888-506-0340. We welcome the opportunity to help make your business dream a reality.