Business Law for Business Leaders

We help organizations run better by applying legal discipline to solve business problems.

A Cleveland, Ohio law firm built around the needs of business owners, leaders, and their families

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Business Lawyers

At Wegman Hessler, we are known for providing a strategic approach to business law matters, offering comprehensive solutions to help set up your operations and its partners for long-term success.

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Business Litigation

We take a proactive approach to improve outcomes and minimize risk and unnecessary expense, considering all legal avenues available, using effective trial strategies to achieve the best outcome possible.

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Transition Planning

Comprehensive business succession and personal estate planning allows for the efficient transfer of wealth, helping clients keep more of what they earn while building future financial security for loved ones and other beneficiaries.

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General Counsel Help

Fractional General Counsel (FGC) services provide a strategic alternative to build out or to supplement your in-house legal team, saving time, expense and the stress of expansion before you're ready. Put our experienced corporate attorneys to work as an active part of your team.

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Intellectual Property Law

Your ideas and trade secrets help to differentiate your business. Count on us to manage the complexity of patent and trademark law, including registration work, patent docket management, strategic IP protection and patent research, sale and transfer.

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Wegman Hessler's municipal law team delivers unparalleled expertise, guiding developers, business leaders, and local governments through complex legal matters, from zoning and land use to public finance and compliance, ensuring sound decision-making and thriving communities.

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The FTC Non-Compete Ban: Ways to Protect Your Business Interests

As a business leader, you’ve likely relied on non-compete agreements to safeguard your company’s confidential information, protect your investments in employee training, and maintain a competitive edge. However, with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent ban on non-compete agreements set to take effect on September 4, 2024, it’s time to reassess your strategies and adapt…

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The FTC’s Non-Compete Ban: Navigating the New Reality for Business Owners

The business landscape is set to undergo a significant shift in early September with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent comprehensive ban on new non compete agreements between employers and workers, including senior executives. As a business leader, it’s crucial to understand the implications of this new rule, which is set to take effect on…

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A business law attorney, David Knowles celebrates 50 years specializing in HR law with Wegman Hessler business law firm in Ohio.

Celebrating 50 years in the practice of HR law, David R. Knowles of Cleveland’s Wegman Hessler Valore still embraces the constant of change

As he drives to Wegman Hessler Valore’s Cleveland area headquarters, David R. Knowles reflects on a city that has undergone enormous transformation during his tenure there. The factories that once belched smoke have given way to sleek shopping centers and corporate campuses; the downtown streets that emptied after 5 p.m. bustle late into the night…

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Wegman Hessler Valore specializes in business law for business leaders, applying legal discipline to solve business problems to help business owners run smarter. For more than 50 years, this Cleveland business law firm provides full-service strategic legal counsel for closely held businesses. The attorneys at Wegman Hessler are committed to providing the highest caliber of legal service for the individuals and organizations they serve.

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