26 Market Street, Suite 1200
P.O. Box 6077
Youngstown OH 44501
Our firm may use flat or fixed fees for most types of entity formation and wherever practical for other transactions. In cases where too many variables exist to offer a flat fee, I will provide a fair estimate of how many hours I believe it will require to complete the requested service.
I highly support and encourage clients to educate themselves on legal issues pertaining to their situation. I am always happy to assist in such education and to answer and explain any questions a client may have.
I will review a document prepared by a client at my hourly rate. I do caution that in most cases, it saves the client time and money to allow me to prepare the document initially.
Following graduation from law school, I earned the honor of serving as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter C. Economus of the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. During my time with the court, I analyzed federal civil matters and assisted the judge in drafting memoranda of law, court opinions, and court orders. In 2008, I joined a national shopping center development and management company as in-house counsel. While there, I researched and explained changes in current laws and regulations to department heads and other corporate counsel; as well as advised corporate heads on legal compliance requirements.
One of the greatest honors a law graduate can earn is to serve as a judicial law clerk to a federal judge. I was fortunate enough to be granted this experience before embarking on my legal career. As a judicial clerk, I saw first-hand the inner workings of the court--particularly, what factors the judge takes into account in coming to a decision and what drafting and writing techniques are most effective. This knowledge, experienced by a small percentage of attorneys, greatly enriches my advocacy for my clients.
I possess real world experience representing, dealing with, and negotiating with major businesses, so I know how to advise the start-up with an eye on the big picture. Once clients meet me, they realize that I am not your typical attorney--I am very down to earth and like to use as little "legalese" as possible. I am also quite attuned to current events in the legal community and strive to keep up to date on recent court opinions and legal trends.Personal interests:
Theater, live music, singing, art shows, spending time outdoors (especially in the gorgeous Mill Creek Metroparks), domestic and international travel.
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