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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Federal Criminal Defense

If you are concerned about a corporate "white collar" matter, trust our team's extensive federal criminal defense, litigation, and appellate experience. We will help to protect your interests, advocate on your behalf, advise on options, and guide you to a successful outcome.

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Video: Corporate Transparency Act 2024 – New Reporting Requirements for US-Based Small Businesses and LLCs

The requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act 2024 are now in effect. This webinar provides details on what to expect and what to provide for business owners and leaders. For the first time in American history, the federal government will build a massive database of small business ownership. Entities will soon be required to report…

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IRS halts ERC Claims, and what to do next

IRS Halts ERC Claims Due to Dubious Submissions

Worried About Your ERC Claim? Here’s What You Can Do As a small business owner, you may have come across the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) program offered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a way to help your business during the pandemic. However, if you used an ERC promoter or marketer to assist with…

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Wegman Hessler Valore Recognized Among “Best Law Firms” in Northeast Ohio

Cleveland — Wegman Hessler Valore is being recognized among the “Best Law Firms” in the Cleveland area for 2024 by U.S. News &World Report. Several attorneys at the firm are also being honored for professional excellence by the Best Lawyers® organization. The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms recognition is based on a…

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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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