THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT
(513) 943.6650

Finney Law Firm expands again: Mt. Adams office triples in size

July 21, 2017

In order to advance our mission of “Making a Difference,” we are pleased to announce a further expansion of our Mt. Adams office, nearly our footprint at that location.   We now have offices for seven attorneys and additional staff that that location in the Rookwood Pottery Building (1077 Celestial Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202). For … Continue reading Finney Law Firm expands again: Mt. Adams office triples in size

By: Christopher P. Finney

Ohio real estate brokerage law: Liens for Realtors in commercial transactions

July 18, 2017

How do I obtain an Ohio commercial real estate broker lien? First, let’s be clear: There is no lien right for real estate brokers for property consisting solely of between one and four residential units. (O.R.C §§1311.85 and .86). However, licensed real estate brokers do have lien rights in transactions involving commercial properties, i.e., anything other than between one and four residential units.  (O.R.C §§1311.86). The lien rights … Continue reading Ohio real estate brokerage law: Liens for Realtors in commercial transactions

By: Casey A. Taylor

Ohio Employment Law: What is a “Social Media Policy”?

July 18, 2017

Something that didn’t even exist 15 years ago is now all the rage. I’m talking about “Social Media Policies” in the workplace. What does this mean? Why do many employers have these policies? Are they important? Are there legal rules relating to these policies? I don’t need to tell you about the explosion and popularity … Continue reading Ohio Employment Law: What is a “Social Media Policy”?

By: Stephen E. Imm

Ohio commercial transactions: Improving your position as a “lender”

July 10, 2017

Frequently, clients desire to lend money, seller-finance the sale of their business or other asset, buy and then lease out a building, or engage in some other business transaction because they are motivated by favorable business terms the transaction provides on its surface: A high rate of interest, a good return under a lease, or … Continue reading Ohio commercial transactions: Improving your position as a “lender”

By: Christopher P. Finney

A great marketing addition to our Eastgate facility!

June 30, 2017

Our thanks go to Union Township for adding this identifying sign to the Ivy Pointe Commerce Park today.  We have made a commitment to Union Township, and they have made a commitment to us!    

Supreme Court Ruling Sounds Death Knell for the Blaine Amendment

June 27, 2017

In a major ruling in favor of religious freedom, the Supreme Court struck down a provision in the Missouri State Constitution prohibiting churches and other religious organizations from receiving any public funds. In Trinity Church v. Comer, the Supreme Court found that the state’s “Blaine Amendment” violates the First Amendment. The Court’s 7-2 ruling (Justices Sotomayor … Continue reading Supreme Court Ruling Sounds Death Knell for the Blaine Amendment

By: Brian C. Shrive

Ohio Administrative Law: May one bringing an administrative appeal in Ohio append to that a claim under 42 USC Section 1983?

June 26, 2017

The Finney Law Firm prides itself on our aggressive stance in countering the actions of bureaucratic bullies through claims resulting not just in a victory in the administrative battle being fought, but also in recovering monetary damages, attorneys fees and injunctive relief against those very bureaucrats. However, because of abstention under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. … Continue reading Ohio Administrative Law: May one bringing an administrative appeal in Ohio append to that a claim under 42 USC Section 1983?

By: Christopher P. Finney

Real property tax valuation: Ohio Supreme Court ruling gives force to legislative changes

June 23, 2017

In a case that was previously discussed here,  the Ohio Supreme Court issued an important ruling in a real estate valuation case, Terraza 8, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision, 2015-2063, yesterday. R.C. 5713.03 was amended in 2012 – allowing that the auditor may consider a recent sale price as the true value of … Continue reading Real property tax valuation: Ohio Supreme Court ruling gives force to legislative changes

By: Brian C. Shrive