Collier Legal

Business Law Services

Serving Businesses Across Ohio From Our Office In Cleveland


Experienced Business Attorneys

Our business law practice is led by owner and attorney Josiah Collier, who has been working as a business lawyer since 2018. Attorney Collier has experience leading multiple business acquisitions in the $1m – $10m range. Mr. Collier has helped hundreds of clients start businesses, revise contracts, and navigate complex legal disputes.

Our business lawyers focus on providing legal support to businesses and entrepreneurs through startups, transactions, disputes, and exits. Whether a business is starting up, doing deals, or closing out, we have experience and we can help.

Legal Services For Business Startups & Small Businesses

Our Cleveland, Ohio business and corporate lawyers have been helping clients with business formation and startups for over 5 years. We’ve helped hundreds of business owners start LLC’s, corporations, and non-profits. 

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To comply with the law and create a protectable separate entity, business owners need to consider the following documents:

  • Articles of Organization (LLC’s) / Articles of Incorporation (Corporations)
  • Operating Agreements
  • Bylaws and Corporate Regulations
  • Shareholder Agreements / Buy-sell agreements
  • Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes, and Meeting Resolutions
  • Tax Elections and Tax Forms
  • Licenses and Permits

Our corporate and business lawyers can help you select the right entity for your business, remain legally compliant, and stay protected.

Business Transactions

Our business law experience has been heavily focused on business contracts and transactions. This includes:

  • representation of the buyer of a $5 million hotel from Extended Stay America
  • representation of the buyer for 4 Firehouse Subs locations, worth over $1 million
  • representation of various buyers and sellers of businesses 
  • review and negotiation of various franchise agreements
  • review and negotiation of various investment agreements

Business Litigation

Lead attorney Collier has been engaged in business litigation throughout his careers. He has business litigation experience in a variety of matters, with a primary focus on the following matters:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Dissolution
  • Ownership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Trade Secrets Issues
  • IP Infringement

Our attorneys’ business litigation experience has trained them to identify what contractual terms are likely to lead to a costly lawsuit, and how to fix those issues. Having a business lawyer with litigation experience can help you avoid litigation in the future.

In addition to experienced business lawyers, we have Expert Patent and Trademark Lawyers. These IP lawyers regularly encounter clients that want to turn their invention into a company and engage with investors. Thus, we now offer additional investment legal support including:

  • Investor Agreements
  • Term Sheets
  • Capitalization Tables (cap tables)
  • Pitch Decks
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Voting Rights, Preferred Shares, Common Shares
  • Convertible Shares
  • Investment Prospectus & Investment Disclosures

Financing and investment transactions are complicated and have serious legal consequences. Don’t navigate these transactions without an experienced business attorney on hand.

General Counsel Services

All companies, even small businesses, face legal issues on a daily basis. Many savvy business owners have an ongoing retainer with a business attorney to have them act as general counsel. Collier Legal currently provides general counsel services to a number of businesses. The benefits of these services include:

  • having a strong, fast, and cost-effective response to client or customer complaints and breach of contract issues
  • having improved documentation to avoid expensive litigation over breach of contract issues
  • reducing liability and feeling less stressed during business transactions
  • having a trustworthy lawyer to answer all of your business legal questions 

General counsel services can be structured in two different ways: (1) payment of a flat monthly fee for unlimited legal advice, and additional payments as specific services are needed; (2) establishment of an ongoing retainer that the attorney draws from as hourly fees are billed to the client.

Businesses need general counsel to resolve legal issues quickly and in a cost-efficient manner. A business without general counsel will face these issues in court, making resolution much slower and more expensive.

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