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Corporate Law

Our corporate practice focuses on the representation of businesses by providing a complete range of advice with regard to the formation and ongoing operation of corporations, limited liability companies, and all other forms of business entities.  We provide representation to our clients in a wide variety of business areas, including advising on the initial business structure, representation in any reorganization, succession and tax planning, purchase and sale of assets, corporate financing, buy-sell arrangements, employment contracts and negotiations and retirement plans.  Our attorneys work cooperatively with all specialty attorneys within our firm and with the accountants and other business advisors for our clients to provide a complete spectrum of services.

Corporate Law Attorneys

  1. 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
  2. Michael J. Bogdan
    Michael is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA and joined the firm in 2003. He practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law and is certified as a specialist in Labor and… Read more about Michael J. Bogdan Attorney At Law
  3. 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
  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. Allison E. Cole
    Allison is a director at the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.  Allison enjoys helping clients of all industries and sizes with a wide variety of corporate, commercial and compliance matters. … Read more about Allison E. Cole 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. 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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  1. 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
  2. Zachary M. Soehnlen
    Zach is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Section and also practices in the areas of business and corporate law. Education:… Read more about Zachary M. Soehnlen Attorney At Law
  3. 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
  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
  1. William G. Williams
    Bill is a director with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. and serves on the firm’s Marketing Committee. Professional Experience : Has represented oil and gas producer and… Read more about William G. Williams Attorney At Law

Corporate Law News Articles

Should Your Organization Buy Defibrillators?
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A.
05.15.04
It’s just another day at the office when your fellow co-worker comes out of his office complaining of chest pain.  Shortly thereafter, the co-worker collapses and you immediately attempt to resuscitate him through the use of… More of "Should Your Organization Buy Defibrillators?"

Corporate 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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