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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.
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…
Liquor Licenses in Ohio
The Ohio Department of Liquor Control issues a large number of liquor licenses and it can be difficult to select which one is right for your small business. Ohio law allows for dozens of licenses with wildly varying price points. There are “off-premise” or “carry out” licenses that allow customers to purchase beer or wine…
Ohio Landlord Alert
Ohio Landlord Trends for 2017: Jury Trials – Tenants are requesting jury trials in eviction cases at a rapid rate. A jury trial can slow the eviction process for a landlord from about 1 month to more than 6 months. This means lost money and time. You should immediately contact an attorney if a tenant…