Business & Corporate Law

As entrepreneurial attorneys, BMD loves representing business owners. We counsel sole proprietorships, start-ups, growing companies, charitable organizations, and multi-national entities on a full spectrum of corporate and business services.  

We help our clients start their businesses, secure financing, merge, sell, and collaborate with synergistic partners. BMD offers our clients the legal services and resources of a large law firm with the personal connections that come from having our roots in Northeast Ohio and Florida for more than 17 years.  

Factors affecting a business can change daily or at a moment's notice, while certain matters require months of strategic planning. No matter what stage of the business lifecycle your company is in, BMD can assist with the strategy and execution. We focus on learning each client’s industry and have a deep understanding of their business and strategic plan. By knowing where our clients want to go, we focus on removing barriers so that they may get to their destination. We listen, solve, and empower our clients.  

We also aid in insulating the owners of the enterprise from liabilities while ensuring compliance with various legal requirements. We leverage our collective legal knowledge to assist in negotiating the best deal for you in transactions with other businesses. We also share each client’s sense of urgency for their own success; we want long-term relationships with our clients, and we deeply appreciate that their success is our success in the long run. Many of our corporate attorneys have finance, accounting, and tax backgrounds. We bring this experience in solving issues related to taxes, liability, control, and other factors involved with their enterprise. We regularly work with many different forms of business corporations, joint ventures, real estate investment trusts, limited liability companies, and non-profit organizations.  

Although some clients prefer consulting with our firm on discreet matters, many engage us to service their day-to-day outside general counsel to provide input on important daily company issues, including guidance on strategic planning, regulatory compliance, propose transaction structures, labor and employment matters, and resolving disputes with third parties.


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Practicing Attorneys

Justin M. AlaburdaManaging Partner, AkronAndrew AllmanAttorneyMonica AndressAttorneyChristine M. BerkAttorneyEdward J. BrownAttorneyRichard W. BurkeMember, Executive CommitteeJason A. ButterworthMemberStephen ColecchiOf CounselKevin M. CripeAttorneyDonald W. Davis, Jr.MemberMichael D. De MatteisAttorneyRandal C. FairbanksPartnerVictoria L. FerriseMemberPaul C. FilonAttorneyDonna M. FlammangPartnerAdam D. FullerPartnerBlake R. GerneyMemberPriscilla A. GrantMemberRobert A. HagerMember, Executive CommitteeMatthew A. HeinlePresidentBakita E. HillAttorneyDavid J. HrinaMemberDarren C. JonesPartnerNicholas E. KaramAttorneyHanna KassisAttorney, Strategic Director of the Cleveland OfficeJoshua R. La BouefMemberRobert Q. LeeManaging Partner, OrlandoStephen LennManaging Partner, Phoenix/ScottsdaleAnthony S. MannaChairmanCassandra L. MannaAttorneyJohn F. MartinMemberAlex J. McCallionPartnerChristopher J. Meager "CJ"PartnerBryan MeekPartnerJeffrey C. MillerManaging Partner, ClevelandPatrick MurphyAttorneyLucas K. PalmerPartnerBrandon T. PauleyAttorneyAdrian C. RibovichMemberChad RothschildOf CounselJose J. SanchezForeign Legal ConsultantScott P. SandrockMemberR. Kevin SaundersAttorneyDavid M. ScottManaging Partner/Vice President, ColumbusElizabeth Shively BoatwrightAttorneyJeana M. SingletonMember and General CounselMichael A. SteelOf CounselAmanda L. WaeschVice PresidentLee S. WalkoCo-Managing Partner, AkronKrista D. WarrenAttorneyAshley B. WatsonAttorneyCody L. WestmorelandMemberJames B. YoungAttorneyLauren M. ZidonesAttorney