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Business & Civil Litigation
Thomas Hodges excels in representing both publicly and privately held corporations and other entities and individuals in general business litigation.
Landlords & Property Owners
Representing clients in real estate matters involves litigation at the trial and other matters involving real estate.
Liquor & 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.
Working 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.
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
All landlords with any restrictive pet policy will deal with existing and emerging issues surrounding service and emotional support animals. Handling these issues correctly is important because landlord actions in this arena are subject to regulation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state laws….
Jury Trial Evictions in Hamilton County, Ohio and How to Avoid Them
Ohio Revised Code section 1923.10 gives a residential tenant a right to demand a jury trial in an eviction case. Unfortunately, Ohio does not allow a landlord to include a provision in the lease that waives a tenant’s right to a jury trial. So a tenant, if aware, has a powerful tool in the event…
Liquor License Transfer – The Negotiation Stage
In most places in Ohio, a new liquor license from the State is not available. When a new bar or restaurant wants to open, but they are unable to obtain a new license from the State, generally their best option is to purchase a liquor license and transfer it to their business. There are a…