practice groups

Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Eastman & Smith Ltd.'s Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group offers all the services needed to pursue and protect our clients' interests in bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters.
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Business Law
Eastman & Smith has one of the largest corporate law practices in Northwest Ohio. Our size, experience and resources enable us to provide complete counsel to clients ranging from entrepreneurs to multinational companies.
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Business Litigation
We represent a variety of individuals, organizations and companies in disputes involving contracts, transportation, insurance coverage, class actions, copyright, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, ERISA and construction matters.
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Construction Law
Eastman & Smith's Construction Law Practice Group comprises a diverse group of attorneys to represent clients with construction-related matters. Our clients include such public entities as counties, public schools and municipalities, as well as private owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.
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Education
Eastman & Smith Ltd.'s comprehensive education law practice serves clients in the public, private and higher education arenas. As a practice focused on current and pending public law and education trends, Eastman & Smith's legal advice adds value in a context that takes into account first and foremost, a successful future for its educational institution clients.
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Environmental
From Fortune 500 companies and municipalities to county solid waste management districts and major RCRA hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities, Eastman & Smith is building a reputation throughout a multi-state area for providing environmental counsel to a variety of political subdivisions and both large and small business and industrial clients.
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Estate Planning, Trust and Probate
The Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Group of Eastman & Smith Ltd. provides a full range of personal and confidential services to our clients including estate planning, business, tax, probate and trust administration to our clients.
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Fire, Casualty and Catastrophic Claims
Eastman & Smith Ltd. represents individuals, organizations and companies in disputes involving personal injury and wrongful death as the result of accidents, casualties and fires, as well as product liability and nursing home negligence.
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Health Care
Law has its own unique language. So does health care. At Eastman & Smith we are fluent in both, with a large and expanding health law practice that includes representation of hospitals, alternative health care delivery organizations, medical staffs and many single and multi-specialty medical practices. Our practice group has physicians as our major focus, representing two of the largest physician group practices in Northwest Ohio.
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Immigration
Eastman & Smith offers extensive experience in immigration law, allowing us to provide employers and their attorneys with the assistance they need in the hiring of foreign nationals and assisting them gaining admission to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis.
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Labor & Employment
In business, it is imperative to fully understand and abide by ever changing labor laws. At Eastman & Smith, our team of employment and labor lawyers help employers navigate the often confusing, fluctuating laws by counseling clients on good human resource practices, advising them on how to minimize risks of litigation and defending clients against claims filed in courts and administrative forums.
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Non-Profit/Tax Exempt
Eastman & Smith has one of the most experienced and diverse non-profit law practices in Ohio.
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Professional Liability
Eastman & Smith Ltd. has a broad professional and institutional liability practice. The Firm regularly defends malpractice injury and wrongful death actions brought against physicians, chiropractors, dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists and nurses. We also represent health care practitioners before their respective state boards in licensing and disciplinary matters.
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Public Law
Eastman & Smith's Public Law practice offers legal advice and representation by providing a variety of legal services.
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Real Estate Law
Eastman & Smith Ltd.'s real estate practice encompasses all phases of real estate law, including, acquisitions and sales, zoning and land use planning, development, real estate financing, bond financing, tax incentives, leasing, owner associations and real estate brokerage law.
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Solid Waste Management
Eastman & Smith Ltd. has developed a highly experienced Solid Waste Management Practice Group with multiple attorneys.

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Tax
Skilled tax planning is essential to sound legal advice. At Eastman & Smith, our team of tax law professionals has the experience needed to bring that advice to all of our clients, by analyzing planning alternatives to achieve their business and individual objectives.
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