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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.

BMD Attorney Michael Steel selected for Leadership Akron Signature Class 36

Leadership Akron has selected a class of 40 leaders for its 2019/2020 Signature Program which includes BMD Attorney, Michael Steel. The class reflects a diverse representation of participants from Greater Akron’s business, government, and nonprofit sectors.

BMD welcomes Chelsea Niggel to Akron office

BMD is proud to announce that attorney Chelsea M. Niggel has joined the firm as associate in the firm's Akron office focusing her practice on healthcare, business and corporate matters and intellectual property.

Journey of an International Attorney in Columbus

Journey of an International Attorney in Columbus

Brandon Pauley Represents Residents in Proposed Mixed Use Development Zoning Matter in Columbus

A group of neighbors has organized in opposition to a proposed mixed-use development in Schumacher Place. Brandon Pauley represents the residents.

Eviction? Foreclosure? Akronites Seek Legal Help at Free Clinic

Housing issues dominated a legal clinic over the weekend in Akron's Middlebury neighborhood, with people seeking free help on how to handle everything from foreclosures to evictions. The clinic was organized by Community Legal Aid and included more than a dozen attorneys who volunteered their time to work with close to 70 people, mostly from Summit County.