Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co.

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35765 Chester Road
Avon, OH 44011, United States
Phone: (440) 695-8000
Fax: (440) 695-8098
Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Ohio
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Subcontractors’ Strongest Protections Don’t Always Apply

Several years ago, Ohio’s legislature passed a law to provide subcontractors and material suppliers with a formidable weapon to protect their payment rights – the Ohio Prompt Payment Act. ORC 4113.62 requires that subcontractors…more
 /  Construction Law

Relationships with Subcontractors Can Create Joint Employment

A recent court case from a Federal Appeals court out of Maryland should cause contractors to re-examine their relationships with subcontractors and their employees. In that case, Salinas v. Commercial Interiors, the employees of…more
 /  Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Weather Delays – When Are They Compensable

Provisions relating to weather delays in a construction contract are nothing new to most contractors. These provisions usually provide that delays resulting from inclement weather will entitle the contractor or subcontractor to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Construct the Proper Succession

In the construction world, the parties spend a lot of time planning the project before it starts. Typically, such careful planning allows for the project to go as smoothly as possible. Having a project go according to plan and…more
 /  Business Organizations, Construction Law

Don’t Get in Front of Your Bank – A Pitfall for Construction Financing

Most contractors and construction professionals understand that it is critical to obtain financing before beginning the project. Why is this? Well, this question has come in recently and the answer is you might not get the…more
 /  Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Negligent Design Claims – Is it in the Contract?

Developers and project managers routinely rely on multiple professionals at the start-up of a particular project. Land is appraised, surveyed and inspected. Plans are engineered, drafted, and redrafted. Often, a design error by…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Agreements Are Not Enough: Reasonable Efforts Needed

Many employers, including construction contractors and material suppliers, attempt to protect their business by having their employees sign non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and/or confidentiality agreements…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Creditor Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

Assets in qualified retirement plans and individual accounts (IRAs) total more than $20 trillion and represent 34% of U.S. household assets.1 Clients and their advisers are rightfully concerned about insulating those assets from…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Convertible Debt Instruments for Startup Financing

Most start-ups initially fuel the idea behind the business with capital raised from friends and family. This “seed round” financing is often only enough to prove the concept of the business, but perhaps not enough cash to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

New Law Goes Into Effect Limiting Employers Ability to Control Guns on Property

As of March 19, 2017, most Ohio employers became no longer able to restrict their employees from storing firearms in personal motor vehicles parked on employer premises. Under the new law, employees with concealed carry permits…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act Broadens Its Application

Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (the CSPA) makes it unlawful for “suppliers” to engage in unfair, deceptive or unconscionable acts or practices in connection with a wide variety of consumer transactions, including…more
 /  Construction Law

Attention to Detail is Critical for Franchise Startups

Starting a new franchised business can be an exhilarating experience, combining the thrill of engaging in a new business with the confidence that comes from having the backing of a successful brand. New franchisees, however, are…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

The Franchise Disclosure Document – A Brief Primer

The scenario: You operate a prosperous business and believe that the concept can be successful in other markets. But given financial constraints or otherwise, you determine that franchising the business will likely result in the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law

Franchise Issues in Commercial Leases

Commercial landlords and tenants are already faced with many issues during the course of negotiating a commercial lease agreement. When the tenant is a franchisee, the franchisor’s requirements (as outlined in the franchise…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Be Aware of Possible Joint Employer Status with Franchisor

The franchise model is built upon the idea that a franchisee pays for the right to use a franchisor’s brand, marketing and goodwill in launching and operating the franchisee’s business. The franchisee is generally responsible…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law
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