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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Corporate: 30%
    35 years
  2. Contracts: 20%
    35 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    35 years
  4. Investment Fraud: 10%
    35 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

The Calkins Law Firm

30000 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44124

The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd.

17 Long Avenue
Suite 10
Hamburg, NY, 14075

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199003/13/2015
OHActive198301/13/2016
DCInactive 198211/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2013
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2012
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2011
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2010
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2009
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2008
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2006
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2005
Super LawyerOhio Super Lawyers2004
Order of the CoifUniversity of Michigan1981
Magna cum LaudeUniversity of Michigan1981
Editor, Michigan Law ReviewUniversity of Michigan1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Co., Lpa1995 - 2007
PartnerBenesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff1989 - 2005
AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP1983 - 1989
Law ClerkHonorable Julian Abele Cook Jr.1981 - 1983
Teaching AssistantUniversity Of Michigan Law School1980 - 1981
InternW.R. Grace & Company1976 - 1976
Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Intern to Hon. Jack KempUnited States House Of Representatives1975 - 1975
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Coast Angel FundFounding Member2007 - Present
Ohio Venture AssociationPresident2005 - 2010
Harvard University Club of Northeast OhioPresident2000 - 2005
Greater Cleveland International Lawyers ClubVice President1995 - 2005
Association for Corporate GrowthMember1983 - 2005
John F. Kennedy Institute of PoliticsAdvisory Committee1975 - Present
The Harvard CrimsonEditor1975 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownQ&A / Issues & Answers2006
UnknownQ&A / Issues & Answers,Your Job2006
MidwestBusiness.com60 Seconds: Ohio Venture Association President Ben Calkins2006
OVA Private Equity Investment SummitLeveraging Public Initiatives and Private Equity in Northeast Ohio2006
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Harvard UniversityEconomicsAB - Applied Baccalaureate1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Meeting Panel DiscussionNEO Incubators2014
SeminarBusiness Succession Planning2011
SeminarConsiderations In Buying or Selling a Business2005
Monthly MeetingStrategies for Accessing Foreign Markets and Building Strategic Alliances2005
Monthly MeetingStrategies For Accessing Foreign Markets and Building Strategic Alliances2005
Monthly MeetingSo You Want to Buy (or Sell) a Business2005
SummitPrimer on Legal Aspects of Conducting International Business2004
Doing the DealBusiness Transactions2004
Annual MeetingBuying a Business2004
Monthly MeetingJoint Ventures2003
Doing the DealBusiness Transactions1995
Doing the DealBusiness Transactions1993
Doing the DealBusiness Transactions1992