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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.

Dallas Law Firm Libby Sparks Willis Starnes Joins BMD Business Family

The business law firm of Brennan, Manna, Diamond (BMD) – with over 75 attorneys and eight offices across the country, has announced its first south-central U.S. location with the acquisition of Dallas law firm Libby Sparks Willis and Starnes (LSWS). LSWS is a team of trusted advisors practicing in the areas of M&A, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Finance, Intellectual Property, Estate Planning and Taxation. The LSWS firm includes seven attorneys and four paralegals with offices located in the University Park area of Dallas, Texas.

Work Environment Industry Leaders Join to Create Akros Network

Four industry leading firms that specialize in the critical building blocks of successful organizations have formed a network giving employers one place to go for answers to high-risk workplace issues including security and safety measures, ethics and fraud reporting, human resources compliance and employment law training, crisis and issues communication and more.

BMD Assists Olympic Steel on Recent Acquisitions

BMD recently assisted client Olympic Steel on two deals.

BMD Client Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center Announce New Partners

BMD President and Healthcare Member Matthew Heinle advised Eating Recovery Center as they announce new partners

David Scott & Amanda Waesch Promoted to Vice President Roles as Part of Continued Succession Planning

Brennan, Manna and Diamond (BMD), an entrepreneurial business law firm with six offices in Ohio and Florida, has promoted Columbus Office Managing Partner David Scott and Executive Committee Member Amanda Waesch to the position of Vice President.