Representing Partnerships, Entrepreneurs and Family-Owned Businesses

Throughout the life span of any business, it is critical to work with an experienced, trusted team of attorneys that can provide counsel, transactional representation and litigation services if necessary.

At Ziegler Metzger, we have been focused on providing Counsel of Good Value to clients since we were founded in 1952. Most of our business clients are non-public companies ranging from sole-practitioners' offices to manufacturing operations with hundreds of employees. Located in Cleveland, we represent clients throughout Ohio. We focus on efficient and quality service, striving to provide effective representation at the lowest possible cost. Our efforts have been recognized through our inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

A Full Range of Services for Businesses

We meet and exceed all of our business clients' needs in corporate small business law. Services range from the initial business formation/organization to dissolution and sale, covering virtually anything that might occur in between, including:

  • Initial business startup: We help clients select the appropriate business entity and perform all of the initial formation procedures and filing requirements to get their businesses up and running successfully.
  • Ongoing counsel: Through the entire life span of our clients' businesses, our attorneys provide ongoing counsel for issues involving contract and transactional matters; employment policies, contracts and disputes; compliance matters; risk avoidance; collections and related matters.
  • Mergers and acquisitions: When companies seek partners, there are numerous legal complications and potential pitfalls that can arise. Our lawyers will protect the business and interests of our clients throughout this process.
  • Succession planning: Like a good car driver, we assist our clients in mapping a destination for their business. Often, the destinations may be several, depending on the nature of the business. Ownership succession includes analysis of the clients' destination and the multitude of strategies available.
  • Buy-sell agreements

We also act as general counsel for ongoing daily operations.

Collaborating With Other Business Professionals

A well-run business needs the help of lawyers, accountants, insurance professionals and many others to stay on a sound course. Our attorneys work hand in hand with any other professionals you employ to ensure that our services and theirs enhance each other. Without a concerted effort to coordinate services, you could sacrifice efficiency and miss profitable opportunities.

To discuss the services available for corporate small businesses with an attorney at Ziegler Metzger, we welcome you to call us at 216-273-6726 or contact us online any time to schedule an appointment.