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New Akron Legislation Aims to Increase Income Tax Revenue Through Construction Contractor Registrations

The City of Akron recently passed three new pieces of legislation aimed at boosting city coffers by requiring contractors to take additional steps prior to performing work in the city:

  • Ordinance No. 412-2016 authorizes the Tax Administrator to accept information from third parties regarding contractor non-compliance with registration and income tax requirements (ORD. NO. 412-2016);
  • Ordinance No. 413-2016 requires all building construction contractors to register with the Director of Public Service prior to obtaining a building permit and submit to the Tax Administrator (i) a copy of the building permit, (ii) an estimate of total work hours on the project, (iii) an estimate of the wage of each person employed on the project, and (iv) a list of all subcontractors on the project (ORD. NO. 413-2016); and
  • Ordinance No. 414-2016 requires all building construction contractors to register with the Director of Public Services prior to undertaking or performing work in the City of Akron which requires a permit (ORD. NO. 414-2016).

For more information on this legislation and its impact on contractors in the City of Akron, contact Brennan Manna Diamond’s construction law attorneys at (330) 253-5060.

Ohio's "One Bite" Program Changes

The Ohio Medical Board has for some years had a “One Bite” program where a physician with a substance problem could undergo treatment. The treatment was private and not disclosed to the Medical Board. If the problem was later disclosed, the physician obtaining treatment would avoid sanctions from the Medical Board.

Jury Awards Care Center $225,000

Congratulations to Scott Sandrock on the jury verdict in favor of our client. The verdict stems from the lawsuit filed on behalf of our client against Spectrum Cable for fraud in connection with business services. The jury awarded Plaintiff $22,000 for compensatory damages, plus $225,000 in punitive damages and recovery of attorney fees in favor of our client.

BMD Beefs Up its Attorney Force with 7 New Hires

Founded in 2000 by three entrepreneurial and business-minded attorneys to provide a legal platform for companies and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries, Brennan Manna Diamond (BMD) has been in growth mode ever since. The firm, which began in Akron with just seven attorneys, now has three Ohio and two Florida offices as well as an international location in Shanghai, China through a joint venture with the law firm Jade & Fountain. BMD recently added seven more lawyers, six who are located in the Akron office.

Akron Devil Strip Becomes First US News Co-op

Starting Nov. 1, Akronites can become part owners of The Akron Devil Strip. With the legal guidance of BMD's legal team, Matthew A. Heinle, Esq. and Michael D. De Matteis, Esq., the arts and culture magazine is breaking ground as the first news co-op in the United States.

Community Legal Aid honoring BMD Attorneys Duriya Dhinojwala and Michael Steel "Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year"

Community Legal Aid honoring BMD Attorneys Duriya Dhinojwala and Michael Steel "Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year"