Corporate, Bankruptcy and Employment Law

Koehler Fitzgerald provides a wide range of corporate, bankruptcy and employment law services to its clients. James F. Koehler, Kevin R. Keogh and Michele R. Yeh have represented closely held businesses and their owners throughout their careers in business development, capital formation, contract negotiation and review, executive contracts, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, tax matters and in many other areas. Dianne V. Foley, one of only 130 Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Specialists in Labor and Employment Law, represents both small and large clients in sophisticated employment matters and day-to-day compliance issues.

Dianne Foley represents management–side clients in a wide range of employment matters including federal and state statutory claims of gender, race, age, ethnic, disability, and religious discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, retaliation claims, sexual harassment claims, wage and hour compliance issues, and wrongful discharge claims. She represents clients before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Ohio Industrial Commission, and the Ohio Unemployment Compensation Review Commission.

The firm offers specialized services in the areas of bankruptcy law and insolvency, with broad experience in debtor/creditor disputes. Robert Barr represents creditors, bankruptcy trustees and corporate debtors in both commercial litigation and bankruptcy, and Robert himself is a chapter 7 trustee in Cleveland. Whether encountering business disputes resulting in bankruptcy or state court receiverships, or counseling corporate clients about the risks and benefits of bankruptcy, Koehler Fitzgerald offers services to guide clients through times of difficult transition.

The corporate lawyers at Koehler Fitzgerald endeavor to bring a return on investment to our corporate clients, gaining an understanding of our clients’ businesses, effecting strategic introductions, evaluating business strategies, setting reasonable fees and coordinating services with our clients’ public accountants.

The firm has served as corporate counsel for diversified U.S. and international corporate clients, including Reg. D issuers, limited partnerships in tax shelter areas, and clients in China and Israel. Our clients are in various industry sectors, including financial services, health care, manufacturing, real estate development, retail, software development, and oil and gas.

Lawyers in the firm have handled mergers and acquisitions for reporting companies, have prepared 1934 Act Securities and Exchange Commission filings, formed mutual funds, structured private placements and Reg. D offerings, and assisted clients in all phases and types of capital formation.