Business Law & Planning

Legal Advisers And Trial Lawyers Serving Ohio Since 1978

We Offer Full-Service Counsel for Business Operations and Tax Planning

At Stebelton Snider, our attorneys help business clients protect profits and manage risk through sound advice about transactions of all kinds, from the lease of your retail or office space to the sale of your business or the acquisition of another company.

We also integrate sound tax planning advice into our legal services for small and mid-sized businesses throughout Central Ohio. The ability to apply sophisticated tax advice to your capital, marketing, staffing, and expansion decisions can make a significant difference to your margins and profitability. In tight markets, every little edge helps.

Our Lawyers Have Served the Needs of Ohio Business Since 1978

Contact a business lawyer at our office in Lancaster to learn about the full range of business operations and taxation services we offer. Many businesses find that our counsel is all the advice they need on matters ranging from formation and governance to merger or dissolution, including:

  • Business formation, registration, or restructuring
  • Partnership or operating agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Management succession planning
  • Real estate transactions
  • Employment law
  • Trade secrets, nondisclosure, confidentiality, and noncompete agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Customer and vendor contract review and documentation
  • Liquor license and permit issues
  • Local land use and zoning issues
  • Franchise opportunities
  • Business tax returns and accounting questions
  • Tax-deferred exchanges
  • Section 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Dissolution of a business or partnership

Add Value to Your Company With Our Strong Legal Counsel

Our ability to handle tax problems as well as commercial and corporate issues adds genuine value for companies in many industries. We also advise and represent businesses in IRS disputes, tax audits, state or federal estate tax problems, and issues concerning property or sales tax. Our tax law attorney, Matt Johnson, holds an LLM degree in taxation, which reflects the sophistication of the tax problems we can address and resolve.

In business purchase or sale transactions, our ability to anticipate and manage the tax consequences of the deal can represent additional profit to the seller or savings to the buyer. We provide comprehensive client service on either side of business sales, acquisitions, or mergers.

For more information about the scope of our law firm’s work on behalf of local businesses, contact Stebelton Snider in Lancaster at 740-654-4141.