Manufacturing

manufOur attorneys have represented clients engaged in a wide variety of enterprises. We understand the pressures facing manufacturers in today’s climate. We represent the following manufacturers: aluminum, automotive, chemical, cosmetics and toiletries, dairy products, machine tools, paints and coatings (including e-coatings), paper/packaging, plastics and plastic injection, prefabricated materials, roofing, rubber, solar energy, steel, textiles, and tool and die.

 

Find an attorney focusing in the Manufacturing  industry for the following areas of law:

Environmental

Spengler Nathanson attorneys have experience in many aspects of environmental law: from the issues raised during the handling of hazardous materials to the resolution of natural resource problems. These services include helping buyers and sellers of property and businesses avoid environmental liabilities through the use and analysis of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. We also have experience in the preservation of wetlands, conservation easements, parklands and other dedicated uses.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
Michael W. Bragg

Real Estate

Our attorneys represent owners, builders, contractors, developers, landlords, and tenants in all types of real estate transactions, whether residential, commercial, industrial, retail, or office, and as to all types of administrative matters, including building and fire code compliance matters. We have extensive experience in acquisitions, financing, leasing, development, construction, and sales.

 

We also represent banks, investors, borrowers, sellers, purchasers, surveyors, engineers, architects, appraisers, brokers and agents with the preparation and negotiation of purchase/sale documentation, like-kind exchange documentation, and loan documentation; mechanics liens issues; BUSTR issues; condominium creation and administration; regulatory compliance and expedited home closings.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Richard E. Wolff
Thomas A. Lupica
Michael W. Bragg
John P. Hayward
J.Peter Millon
David G. Wise

 

Tax

Tax – Federal, State and Local

 

Our attorneys know well the complexities of taxation and can assist you in understanding tax law and minimizing the effects on your bottom line. We represent taxpayers in business planning, including exit strategies, charitable giving, compensation planning, and income taxation for trusts and estates. With our assistance, you will be able to comply with the ever-changing tax laws, while still meeting your own business and personal goals. Some of the services we provide are business and income tax planning, transactional planning, corporate and partnership planning, entity selection, business succession planning, Internal Revenue Service audit and appeal representation and state and local tax, including sales and use tax representation.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Michael W. Bragg
Thomas A. Lupica
Richard E. Wolff
John P. Hayward
David G. Wise

Collective Bargaining

Spengler Nathanson attorneys have significant experience in collective bargaining on behalf of management in the public and private sectors, with both traditional and interest-based bargaining. We recognize the importance of the ongoing relationship between management and labor.

 

Our experience includes at-the-table negotiations, as well as advice regarding negotiation strategy and drafting contract language. We also handle bargaining-related matters such as mediation, public sector conciliation and fact-finding; unfair labor practices charges before the Ohio State Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board; and, when necessary, strike preparation, and securing legal restrictions on picketing and relief for strike misconduct.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
David M. Smigelski
Cheryl F. Wolff
Lisa E. Pizza
B. Gary McBride

Employee Discipline

Spengler Nathanson’s experienced employment lawyers often counsel employers on whether proposed employee discipline or discharge is likely to withstand challenge in any number of forums available to employees. We have secured for employers the dismissals of hundreds of claims regarding employee discipline, in court, in grievance arbitrations, and before agencies such as the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Cheryl F. Wolff
David M. Smigelski
Renisa A. Dorner
Lisa E. Pizza
B. Gary McBride
Jennifer A. McHugh

 

Grievance Arbitration

The lawyers of Spengler Nathanson’s labor, education and public law section have handled hundreds of grievance arbitrations involving employee discharges, employee discipline, and labor contract interpretation disputes, from the preparation of management witnesses through the drafting of post-hearing briefs. We also recognize the occasional appropriateness of resolving disputes before arbitration through the grievance procedures and through mediation.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
David M. Smigelski
Lisa E. Pizza
Cheryl F. Wolff
B.Gary McBride

OSHA

Spengler Nathanson’s attorneys review employer safety practices to assure compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act. We also advise employers regarding OSHA inspections and other dealings with OSHA compliance officers, and hazard abatement, to ensure both worker safety and, wherever possible, the avoidance of fines and enforcement actions.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Susan B. Nelson
James P. Silk, Jr.
Renisa A. Dorner
James R. Jeffery

Wage-Hour Law

Spengler Nathanson’s labor attorneys regularly advise both public and private sector clients regarding compliance with federal minimum wage and overtime laws, and the Ohio minimum wage law. We have dealt extensively with such matters as the classification of exempt and non-exempt employees, calculation of regular rate for overtime purposes, pay for training and travel time, and exempt employees salary basis of pay.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Cheryl F. Wolff
Renisa A. Dorner
David M. Smigelski
Lisa E. Pizza
B.Gary McBride

Commercial Collections

Recovery of business debt is a reality of any business. Spengler Nathanson attorneys can assist you in your efforts to follow federal and state collection laws. Before you undertake collection, be advised that numerous collection practices can cause serious repercussions.

 

Is your company permitted by law to call customers at an odd hour or to disclose to a third party that your customer owes you money? In many instances, the sooner you retain counsel to assist you pursuing your delinquent commercial accounts, the sooner your company will be in a position to collect the debt or make a determination that collection effort is not warranted.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Richard E. Wolff
Teresa L. Grigsby
James P. Silk Jr.
John P. Hayward
J.Peter Millon

Commercial Disputes

Commercial law regulates corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Spengler Nathanson attorneys provide valuable legal counsel when commercial disputes arise.

 

We have effectively represented corporations, partnerships, agencies, joint ventures and franchises in myriad disputes.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Byron S. Choka
Gerald R. Kowalski
Teresa L. Grigsby
James P. Silk Jr.
John P. Hayward
Jennifer A. McHugh
J.Peter Millon

Contract Disputes

Our attorneys have considerable experience representing clients in connection with all types of contract disputes, written or verbal. If you think you have a contract and feel the other party has not lived up to his end of the deal, call us and we will help you to determine whether a contract exists and whether or not it is capable of enforcement.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
Byron S. Choka
Teresa L. Grigsby
Joan C. Szuberla
Thomas A. Lupica
James P. Silk Jr.
Pariss M. Coleman, II
J.Peter Millon
Truman A. Greenwood

Product Liability

Whenever a product is introduced in the stream of commerce, the possibility exists for an injury and then a lawsuit. Your company probably has insurance coverage for such claims. Product liability cases can be time-consuming. Spengler Nathanson attorneys have defended companies against product liability claims in state and federal courts for over 40 years and are in a position to provide you with the best possible defense while minimizing interference to your business.

 

Attorneys who can assist you:
James R. Jeffery
Susan B. Nelson
Gerald R. Kowalski
Byron S. Choka
James P. Silk Jr.
Pariss M. Coleman, II
John P. Hayward

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