Industries & Practices

Business Law

We blend market, industry and legal knowledge to help clients drive progress without compromising strategy.

Overview

We are trusted advisors to both large and small companies, combining legal knowledge and business acumen to fortify our client’s success. From formation and structuring to drafting and negotiating agreements, we ensure clients’ transactions — and the actions of their corporate officials — do not conflict with local, state or federal laws. Our attorneys are flexible and incisive, providing both day-to-day and the complex legal counsel to benefit rising companies.

We serve as general or special counsel to:

  • Academic institutions
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • For-profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Health care entities
  • Hotel owners and developers
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Technology-based companies
  • Trade associations
  • Venture capitalists

Our experience includes:

  • Antitrust and trade regulations
  • Complex business transactions and negotiations
  • Corporate governance (including board and committee counsel)
  • Emerging market capitalization and growth strategies
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • State and federal taxation

Related Industries & Practices

Areas of Focus
Antitrust & Trade Regulations

We represent a variety of businesses in the area of antitrust and trade regulations, emphasizing preventive measures through counseling, compliance seminars and audits, and government and judicial proceedings.

Business Transactions

We assist our clients in structuring transactions to comply with all applicable state and federal laws and work with them to meet their business goals within the framework of such laws. We draft, negotiate and advise all types of documents and agreements, joint ventures, licensing and other complex business arrangements.

Emerging Market Capitalization

For small and mid-sized businesses, we provide entrepreneurs with sound legal advice and guidance that fits a start-up budget. Our experience includes organizational structure, financing and capital-raising efforts, taxation, succession planning, employment, intellectual property, licensing, networking, dispute resolution, and real estate issues, to name a few.

Corporate Governance

Executives and other business leaders look to us to help establish a healthy corporate climate that is protected from noncompliance and litigation through board evaluations, audits of governance practices, strategic planning, board training and board representation. 

C-Suite Counsel

Our attorneys serve as trusted advisors to ensure compliant, responsible and accountable measures are taken in connection with business decisions. We help anticipate and mitigate risks before they create barriers to success or lead to government or public scrutiny.

State & Federal Securities

Throughout all stages of corporate growth, we provide advice on corporate finance, private offerings, raising capital, convertible debt, stock options plans and related issues. 

Mergers & Acquisitions

From small-dollar projects to highly complex public transactions, our attorneys, who have decades of combined merger, acquisition, affiliation and disposition experience, collaborate with our other practice groups to craft successful agreements.

Our full-service practice advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, internet issues and trade secrets. We collaborate with businesses and individuals across the globe to evaluate, license, protect and enforce IP, providing tailored solutions that advance our clients objectives. 

We help clients form entities to own and invest in real estate assets. Our experience includes all types of real estate transactions, such as areas of acquisition sales, leasing, environmental, land use and zoning, development, drafting and negotiating partnership agreements and equity investments.

Our attorneys are skilled in assisting clients with purchasing and selling hospital and freestanding facilities, drafting and negotiating contracts for acquisition and restructuring of hospital-owned physician practices, the forming of joint ventures and raising capital for emerging health-based businesses. 

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Jerry O. Allen Jerry O. Allen Partner
Jerry O. Allen Partner
Columbus
614.227.8834
jallen@bricker.com
Jonathan T. Brollier Jonathan T. Brollier Partner
Jonathan T. Brollier Partner
Columbus
614.227.8805
jbrollier@bricker.com
Robert T. Castor Robert T. Castor Partner
Robert T. Castor Partner
Columbus
614.227.4871
rcastor@bricker.com
David K. Conrad David K. Conrad Partner
David K. Conrad Partner
Columbus
614.227.2304
dconrad@bricker.com
Justin D. Cook Justin D. Cook Associate
Justin D. Cook Associate
Columbus
614.227.4836
jdcook@bricker.com
Christopher J. Dusseau Christopher J. Dusseau Partner
Christopher J. Dusseau Partner
Columbus
614.227.8889
cdusseau@bricker.com
Maureen C. Flahive Maureen C. Flahive Associate
Maureen C. Flahive Associate
Columbus
614.227.7710
mflahive@bricker.com
Kevin M. Hilvert Kevin M. Hilvert Partner
Kevin M. Hilvert Partner
Columbus
614.227.2398
khilvert@bricker.com
David S. Jackson David S. Jackson Partner
David S. Jackson Partner
Columbus
614.227.4818
djackson@bricker.com
Gordon W. Johnston Gordon W. Johnston Of Counsel
Gordon W. Johnston Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.2381
gjohnston@bricker.com
Gregory J. Krabacher Gregory J. Krabacher Partner
Gregory J. Krabacher Partner
Columbus
614.227.2369
gkrabacher@bricker.com
Christopher L. McCloskey Christopher L. McCloskey Partner
Christopher L. McCloskey Partner
Columbus
614.227.2385
cmccloskey@bricker.com
James P. Schuck James P. Schuck Of Counsel
James P. Schuck Of Counsel
Columbus
614.227.8839
jschuck@bricker.com
Doug Shevelow, P.E. Doug Shevelow, P.E. Partner
Doug Shevelow, P.E. Partner
Columbus
614.227.4803
dshevelow@bricker.com
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