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Thomas Hodges excels in representing both publicly and privately held corporations and other entities and individuals in general business litigation.
Landlord / Tenant and Property Owners
Representing clients in real estate matters involves litigation at the trial and other matters involving real estate.
Liquor and Hospitality Law
Legal framework governing the provision of food, alcoholic beverages and lodging to customers. Hospitality laws are intended to protect both hosts and guests against injury, whether accidental or intentional.
Dealing with Local Government
Understanding how governments function and interact with each other is essential to understanding where and how transparency reforms will make a difference.
What do I do if I get sued in Ohio?
If you are served with a lawsuit the best thing you can do is immediately contact an attorney. There are many decisions that must be made in defending a lawsuit. What date do I have to file answer? Can I counterclaim? What does my pleading need to look like? Where do I send the answer?…
What Can You Include in Your Residential Lease?
Generally, a landlord can include any term they want in a lease with a tenant. There are a few restrictions on this freedom to contract with your tenant. ORC 5321.06 states that a landlord and a tenant may include in a rental agreement any terms and conditions, including any term relating to rent, the duration…
Avoid Security Deposit Problems
Landlords in Ohio can avoid security deposit problems in two important ways. First, when a lease is terminated with a tenant, follow the mandates found in ORC 5321.16. Specifically, any deduction from the security deposit shall be itemized and identified by the landlord in a written notice delivered to the tenant together with the amount…
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202