Estate Planning with Buy-Sell Agreements

By: Paul J. Singerman, Julie E. Firestone, and Abbie R. Pappas Estate planning is a vital tool for business owners who wish to transition and protect their assets and business interests. When doing estate planning, business owners often expect that the persons and institutions they designate to receive their assets upon death will receive either […]

Estate Planning and Assisted Reproductive Technology

By: Julie E. Firestone, Esq. and Abbie R. Pappas, Esq. The goal of proper estate planning is, ideally, to provide peace of mind that a client’s property will pass to his or her loved ones, which is most often his or her family. With recent advances in assisted reproductive technology (“ART”), there are now countless […]

SMDK Welcomes Julie E. Firestone

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Julie E. Firestone has joined the firm as a Principal.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Firestone practiced in the Cleveland and Akron, Ohio areas at Brouse McDowell LPA. Ms. Firestone has extensive experience in administering large and complex decedents’ estates and advising […]

Jeffrey W. Gallup Joins SMDK

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Jeffrey W. Gallup has joined the firm as a Principal.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gallup was a shareholder with Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co., L.P.A. Mr. Gallup often serves as outside general counsel to his clients.  He has represented clients in […]

SMDK Welcomes Nathaniel D. Tucker

Singerman, Mills, Desberg & Kauntz Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Nathaniel D. Tucker has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tucker practiced in the Akron, Ohio area at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Mr. Tucker advises businesses and individuals on tax issues related to […]

Moving Forward… What the American Rescue Plan Means for Your Business

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP Act”) into law.  This $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package is designed to help the country, individuals, and businesses recover from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus provisions of the ARP Act include, among other things: Changes […]

Moving Forward… What Congress’s Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation Means For Your Business

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Appropriations Act”).  Within the $2.3 trillion spending bill, Congress allocated $900 billion in stimulus funds to provide relief to businesses most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus provisions of the Appropriations Act include: Changes to and expansion of the […]

Moving Forward… Ohio’s Small Business Relief Fund

Governor DeWine recently announced Ohio’s Small Business Relief Fund program for Ohio’s small businesses that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program includes up to $125 million of funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Qualified businesses can receive a grant of up to $10,000. Applications for the […]

Moving Forward… New Ohio Law Provides General Immunity Against Many Covid-19 Related Lawsuits

On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed into law Ohio House Bill Number 606 (the “Act”). The aim of the Act is to shield businesses, schools, and first responders from many coronavirus-related civil lawsuits. To that end, the Act provides two types of immunity from COVID-19 related civil suits: 1) temporary civil immunity for […]

Paul J. Singerman Named “2021 Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland” in Real Estate Law by Best Lawyers

Paul J. Singerman has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America© as the 2021 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland. Paul was previously named the Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland in 2019 and has been recognized by Best Lawyers™, the peer-reviewed publication, every year since 2007. Only a single lawyer […]