Services

Legal Assistance
 for the Unexpected

Areas of Practice

 

SMALL BUSINESS

As the owner of a small business, you know that occasionally you find yourself in a position where you have a legal issue you do not understand. At ALO, we have been working with small businesses for over 20 years and can help you navigate common legal issues such as licensing, vendor disputes, leasing, and employment issues. 

COMMON SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS

  • Structure:  Ownership interests, Operating Agreements, Formation, Federal ID Tax Filings
  • Litigation:  Vendor disputes, Leasing, Eviction, Non-Payment  
  • Employment:  Employment Contracts, Non-Compete Litigation, Wrongful Termination 

CIVIL LITIGATION

Civil litigation can be a confusing process that involves many different steps of discovery, motion practice, and depositions. ALO will help you navigate the civil legal system and understand the risks involved in such litigation. If you or your business is being sued, or if you believe that you have a valid claim against another entity, please contact our office to discuss the matter today.  

COMMON CIVIL MATTERS:

  • PROPERTY DISPUTES
  • PERSONAL INJURY
  • CONTRACT MATTERS

JUVENILE LAW

Sometimes being a parent involves protecting your child from dangerous consequences.  Oftentimes, otherwise good kids get themselves involved in situations that are out of character, and we are here to help.  From juvenile traffic and criminal violations to abuse, neglect, and dependency cases, ALO is very experienced in the handling of juvenile matters.



LICENSING & ADMINISTRATIVE

Operating a small business in Ohio may involve numerous forms and licensing requirements to stay compliant with local, state, and federal laws.  ALO is familiar with the application processes for obtaining common licenses and permits and the defense of attempted revocation of licenses and permits. 

COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

  • Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control and Liquor Control Commission 
  • USDA SNAP and WIC
  • Ohio Lottery Commission
  • Ohio Department of Taxation Hearings

 


multi level marketing (MLM)

ALO has serve as counsel to the Independent Business Owners of America International, Inc. (the “IBOAI”), the largest direct selling trade association in North America, since the 1980s.  Formerly, Rick's late father represented the IBOAI's predecessor in the 1970s. Rick Abraham is well-versed in the intricacies of the development and success of MLM companies and the individuals who operate them.


family law and domestic relations

The stress and questions involved in the breakup of a family will take its toll on anyone. Abraham Law Office is experienced in handling all sorts of Family Law matters and is happy to sit down and answer questions that you have. 

COMMON DOMESTIC MATTERS:

  • DIVORCE/DISSOLUTION
  • CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS
  • CUSTODY
  • PARENTING TIME
     


CRIMINAL DEFENSE

If you are being charged or you suspect you are about to be charged with a criminal offense, you know that it can be a stressful and confusing time. ALO is experienced in the handling of all levels of criminal offenses from minor misdemeanors to felonies and federal indictments. 

COMMON CRIMINAL OFFENSES

  • VIOLENT CRIMES:  Assault, Domestic Violence, Menacing, Stalking, Telephone Harassment, Rape, Murder, Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, Gross Sexual Imposition,
  • DRUG CHARGES:  Possession of Marijuana, or other Controlled Substances (Cocaine, Heroin, Prescription medications, methamphetamine, LSD, mushrooms, etc.), Intent to distribute, Civil Drug Forfeitures, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Drug Instruments, Operation of a Motor Vehicle While Impaired by an illegal drug, or drug of abuse.
  • ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES:  Underage Consumption, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Open Container, Sale to Under Age, Drunk & Disorderly Conduct, Possession of False ID
  • PROPERTY CRIMES:  Criminal Trespass, Theft, Unauthorized Use of Property, Shoplifting, Embezzlement, Criminal Damaging, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery, Robbery, Vandalism