Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC
Building Long-Term Relationships With Businesses And Investors

Legal Counsel For Business's Full Life Spans

The choice of legal representation when starting or buying a business will have a dramatic impact on your ability to effectively capitalize and expand your business with a minimum of disputes and distractions. Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC, provides cost-effective and timely business formation and organization counseling on all aspects of establishing, operating and growing a business in Ohio or nationwide.

As an owner or investor, you should be in the business of running your day-to-day operations. A skilled corporate organization attorney's job is to advise you on and address any legal issues encountered throughout the life span of your business.

A Comprehensive Range Of Legal Services For Business Professionals

We focus in the following areas of practice:

Preorganization planning

  • Choice of entity and tax status
  • Corporate formalities
  • Regulatory and reporting compliance
  • Corporate formation to start, acquire or spin-off another business

Capital formation

Securities law

  • Securities formation, issuance and trading
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Investment disputes/bad investments
  • Broker-dealer issues

Real estate

  • Syndication and purchase of real estate for management, investment or development
  • Real estate development

Business organization

  • Planning, drafting, review and implementation of all contractual and transactional activities
  • Acquisition of capital goods
  • Supplier-vendor relations
  • Purchase orders

Employment relationships

  • Hiring and firing
  • Employment contracts
  • Human resources
  • Immigration compliance
  • Employee manuals, and harassment and discrimination policies

Leases and financing

  • Capital and operating leases and related loans
  • Regulatory compliance with business activities
  • Contracts with computer suppliers/software agreements

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Sell-side representation (sale preparation)
  • Preparation for buyer due diligence (including books and records)
  • Contract compliance litigation
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Noncircumvention agreements
  • Assets for cash/assets for stock transactions
  • Leveraged buyouts


  • Creation of divisions and subsidiaries
  • Sale of business components
  • Assignment and handling of contracts after a sale or transfer
  • Closing coordination

Liquor law

  • Acquisition of regulated liquor, manufacturer, distributor
  • Retail permits or licenses
  • Transfer and safekeeping of permits and licenses
  • State and federal tax requirements
  • Beer and wine manufacturer, distributor and retail representation

Protecting Business Interests And Resolving Complex Legal Matters

At Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC, our attorneys value the individual, ongoing relationships we have established with our business clients. These relationships enable us to shepherd their corporate interests through the complex legal issues related to running a business in Ohio or anywhere in the United States.

We offer the value of a full-time corporate lawyer without the expense, overhead and impersonal interaction, helping business owners exploit advantageous conditions and sheltering their interests during uncertain business climates.

Contact Us For A Complimentary Consultation

We invite you to contact the Cleveland law offices of Joseph D. Carney & Associates, LLC , for a complimentary consultation on your immediate business organization requirements and an ongoing relationship with our firm.

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