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Our business practice focuses on the representation of businesses by providing a complete range of advice with regard to the formation and operation of businesses on a variety of matters including structure, reorganization, purchase and sale of assets, financing, buy-sell arrangements, employment matters, contracts, tax, and other key aspects of the management and operation of businesses. Our attorneys work together to provide a complete spectrum of services to our business clients.

Business Law Attorneys

  1. John Bogniard
    John is a Director and former Managing Director at the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the labor and corporate fields. In the general corporate area, he handles a variety of legal… Read more about John Bogniard Attorney At Law
  2. Laura A. Brady
    Laura is an attorney for Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2009. She is a member of the firm’s Health Care Law, Business Law and Corporate Law Practice Sections.  … Read more about Laura A. Brady Attorney At Law
  3. Edward V. Buehrle
    Ed is a director and shareholder and practices out of the Akron office of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Representative Work: Real Estate: Negotiates matters relating to commercial… Read more about Edward V. Buehrle Attorney At Law
  4. David E. Butz
    Mr. Butz is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and is co-chair of the Litigation Section. He has also served as Chair of the Marketing Committee at the firm.  Mr. Butz devotes a majority of his… Read more about David E. Butz Attorney At Law
  1. Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell
    Jackie is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co. L.P.A. Jackie joined the law firm in 1985, immediately after matriculation from law school. She was elected shareholder in 1991. She served on the Management Committee… Read more about Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell Attorney At Law
  2. Kendra J. Carpenter
    Kendra is an associate of the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Education University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor cum laude (2015); LLM in Intellectual Property, Health Law… Read more about Kendra J. Carpenter Attorney At Law
  3. James F. Contini II
    Jim is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., and currently serves as a member of the firm’s management committee. Jim is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio… Read more about James F. Contini II Attorney At Law
  4. Mathew E. Doney
    Matt joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2014 as a law clerk.   Matt was named an associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in 2015. Professional Experience :… Read more about Mathew E. Doney Attorney At Law
  1. Ronald W. Dougherty
    Ron is a senior partner of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He was the third member of the law firm, served as the managing partner for 17 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady growth. Ron served… Read more about Ronald W. Dougherty Attorney At Law
  2. Terry J. Evans
    T.J. is an associate of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  He provides legal counsel and advice to coroporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations,… Read more about Terry J. Evans Attorney At Law
  3. Fred J. Haupt
    Fred began his professional career with KWGD in March of 1967 as the firm's sixth attorney. Although his practice began in the litigation area, he quickly became focused primarily in the areas of business, contract and… Read more about Fred J. Haupt Attorney At Law
  4. Jason F. Haupt
    Jason joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., in 2002, and became a director of the firm in 2009. Jason is chair of the firm's Health Care Section, chairs the firm’s Associate Development Committee, is co-chair… Read more about Jason F. Haupt Attorney At Law
  1. Matthew Hull
    Matt is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  During law school he was a summer associate at the firm.  Matt is a member of the firm’s Business/Corporate Practice… Read more about Matthew Hull Attorney At Law
  2. Christopher R. Hunt
    A native of Alliance, Ohio, Christopher is a director at the firm.  His corporate and tax practice focuses on small and medium sized privately held and publicly traded companies. Christopher’s real estate practice focuses on… Read more about Christopher R. Hunt Attorney At Law
  3. Matthew R. Hunt
    Matthew is a director/shareholder at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. Matthew’s practice is focused in professional and general corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions, commercial… Read more about Matthew R. Hunt Attorney At Law
  4. Randall C. Hunt
    Randy is a director at the firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. A native of Alliance, Ohio, Randy served as the firm’s managing partner for 14 years and has been instrumental in the firm’s steady… Read more about Randall C. Hunt Attorney At Law
  1. David J. Lewis
    Dave is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the firm’s Northeast Ohio offices. His areas of concentration include:  corporate, individual, partnership,… Read more about David J. Lewis Attorney At Law
  2. Paul H. Malesick II
    Paul joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., as a director in January 2000, after 11 years of practicing with a firm whose practice was limited to Labor and Employment Law. A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Paul has… Read more about Paul H. Malesick II Attorney At Law
  3. Leigh A. Maxa
    Leigh is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Her practice includes representing clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies, including the Ohio Bureau of… Read more about Leigh A. Maxa Attorney At Law
  4. John P. Maxwell
    John is a director of KWGD. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance defense litigation, general civil litigation, appellate practice, creditor’s rights, business law and real estate law, and is admitted to practice in… Read more about John P. Maxwell Attorney At Law
  1. Karen Soehnlen McQueen
    Karen is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. with a practice that focuses on areas of employment litigation and labor, representing employers in all labor matters… Read more about Karen Soehnlen McQueen Attorney At Law
  2. Terry A. Moore
    Terry, a native of Canton, Ohio, has served as the Managing Director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. for the past 12 years. During his tenure as Managing Director, the law firm has grown from 25 to more than 50… Read more about Terry A. Moore Attorney At Law
  3. Matthew P. Mullen
    Matt is a director and co-chairman of the Litigation Section at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He also serves on the firm’s Management Committee. He practices throughout Ohio, as well as northern West Virginia… Read more about Matthew P. Mullen Attorney At Law
  4. Edward D. Murray
    Ed, a Lorain, Ohio native, and director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., joined in 1991. His practice focus is employment, corporate, and commercial law. Ed’s practice is concentrated in workers’… Read more about Edward D. Murray Attorney At Law
  1. Lucas W. Murray
    Lucas joined the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2012 as a law clerk.  A native of Canton, Ohio, Lucas was named an Associate of the firm after being admitted to practice law in May of 2015.… Read more about Lucas W. Murray Attorney At Law
  2. Owen J. Rarric
    Owen is a director at Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses in the areas of Business Litigation, Business and Contract Disputes, Oil & Gas Litigation, Construction Litigation, Cell Tower Lease… Read more about Owen J. Rarric Attorney At Law
  3. John B. Schomer
    John is a director and shareholder of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and practices out of the Akron ofice.  He currently serves as a member of the firm's Management Committee.  John represents clients in a… Read more about John B. Schomer Attorney At Law
  4. Sam O. Simmerman
    Sam is a director of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. His practice is focused in corporate/commercial law including commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and representation of lending institutions,… Read more about Sam O. Simmerman Attorney At Law
  1. Dean A. Swift
    Dean joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011 as a director. He represents a variety of clients including oil and gas producers, service companies and landowners. He has consulted as an oil and gas specialist on… Read more about Dean A. Swift Attorney At Law
  2. John M. Tucker
    John, a Director and Shareholder, has been with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. since 1995, and regularly represents clients on transactional matters, as well as by serving as outside general counsel for many companies.… Read more about John M. Tucker Attorney At Law
  3. Nathaniel D. Tucker
    Nate is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA.  His practice is primarly focused in business law issues, business formation, tax controversies and tax planning.… Read more about Nathaniel D. Tucker Attorney At Law
  4. Gregory W. Watts
    Greg is a director and shareholder with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and has been with the firm since 2007. Greg is an adjunct professor on Oil and Gas Law at the University of Akron… Read more about Gregory W. Watts Attorney At Law

Business Law News Articles

Businesses Should Consider Social Media Policy
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
08.31.11
Social media is the use of a website to turn communication into an interactive dialog among individuals.  Many businesses are using social media websites as marketing tools and have been very successful with this marketing… More of "Businesses Should Consider Social Media Policy"

Business Law Legal Alerts

Choice of Entity is Important for Asset Protection Planning
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.13.15
Each week, I have individuals who contact my office and want to discuss starting a new business.  When starting a new business, the first decision which must be made is what type of entity will be established to operate the new… More of "Choice of Entity is Important for Asset Protection Planning"
Can Your Company Utilize an IC-DISC?
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
03.12.15
If your company exports United States manufactured products or provides services to customers located outside of the United States, then you may consider forming an Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation… More of "Can Your Company Utilize an IC-DISC?"
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