September 19, 2017
It has been four long years of litigation, class certification, motions, discovery, an interlocutory appeal to the 6th Circuit, and more motions, but the only certified class action against the IRS arising from Tea Party targeting is approaching trial in 2018, if the Plaintiffs survive the IRS’ motion to have the case preemptively disposed of … Continue reading Enquirer reports on developments in Tea Party v. IRS litigation
September 18, 2017
We love celebrating September 17 each year at the Finney Law Firm, in part because we — as should all Americans — celebrate the document that brought lasting freedom and prosperty to our shores through recognition and respect to property rights, respect of natural rights, and acknowledgement of the failings of man through the checks … Continue reading A sad and funny story for Constitution Day
September 8, 2017
We caught Team Ivy hard at work on a Friday afternoon, all wearing their snazzy new Ivy Pointe Title polos. From left to right: Chris Finney, Laura Linneman, Tida Griffits, Patty Gillespie, and Rick Turner. Thanks, all!
September 5, 2017
In April of this year, the Ohio legislature passed an updated Good Funds Law for transactions involving residential real estate to mandate, among other things, wire transfers for amounts in excess of $1,000, with a few exceptions. Now, that amount has been increased to $10,000. So, the new rule is that a ll funds coming … Continue reading Good Funds Law updated again: Checks can be up to $10,000
September 3, 2017
I want to extend a warm and sincere “Thank You” to the attorneys, staff, vendors, and clients of Finney Law Firm, LLC who have joined together to make our firm — dedicated to “Making a Difference” for our clients and in our profession and community — a tremendous success in our first four years in … Continue reading Thank you, one and all.
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
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
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”
June 30, 2017
The Cincinnati Bar Association has provided valuable support for our firm and our profession since I became an attorney. We are proud 100% members, and (I think) always have been!
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?