As a business professional, few things are more overwhelming than a strategic or legal issue affecting your company. Having a calm hand on the wheel helps every person in the boardroom. This is where we shine. And the issue of the day will likely not be a negative one, but one that offers a great opportunity. Let us help you navigate those opportunities.
What Sets Us Apart?
We are business lawyers. We've been representing businesses and business owners for over 30 years. When you like what you do you do it well. And we like what we do. Transactions, financing, securities compliance, private placements, banking, structuring, asset protection, wealth transfer. If it relates to a business we've had the pleasure of assisting a client in capitalizing on an opportunity or navigating through challenging issues. Longevity speaks to experience, knowledge, acumen. That is what sets us apart.
For more than 30 years we’ve been invited into the board rooms, C suites and off-site meetings of our clients. We provide our legal analysis to our business clients. And we learn and experience the business and strategic issues and opportunities of our clients. We represent public companies; private closely held companies; family multi-generational businesses. Industries include distribution, technology, chemical, insurance, banking, and telecommunications.
Big firms have a business/ commercial department full of partners and associates. We are that department without the layers; we are personal, attentive, strategic. Our clients can choose any firm of any size. They choose us.
We pride ourselves on having long-term client relationships. We represent second generation, even into third generations of highly successful and growing businesses. That may be one of our greatest joys - witnessing the long-term success of our clients!
Our attorneys have at least 20 plus years of experience, with some as much as 37 years and counting. We work together; we collaborate, delegate, take big projects down to smaller tasks. Our intercom system is a shout across the hall. It works! Think "think tank" for each client.
Business challenges are, well, challenging! We know and recognize this every day. But there is a bit of joy in every challenge, so let's find that together.
Business Law & Litigation Attorneys in the Midwest
Charles D. Niehaus
A graduate of the University of Toledo Law School, Chuck has been representing corporate and business clients since 1986. Chuck's engineering undergrad has trained him to think differently than most other lawyers.
Brian C. Kalas
Attorney Laurie Schoonmaker provides knowledgeable legal counsel to clients facing issues of business law and estate planning. In her free time, she stays active at her alma mater—the University of Toledo—working with its men’s tennis, basketball, and football teams.
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Since 1987, our firm has represented business owners and
decision-makers in a variety of industries.
Looking at legal and business challenges from your seat, not just ours is when successful outcomes happen. Thinking like a lawyer is a given for us; thinking like a business owner is a difference maker.