All Business relationships are no different than family relationships. Maintaining healthy working relationships among the principals whether its family, friends or partners is essential to success in business. Call me and to discuss how I have helped my clients create long term success with agreed on job descriptions, appropriate business ownership and valuation agreements.
I've been practicing law in Dayton since 1970. Over these last five decades, I've had the opportunity to help countless business owners and individuals overcome legal issues and reach the resolutions they are entitled to. Put my extensive experience and instincts to work for you when you're navigating a business transaction or dealing with business or personal disputes.
Dealing with business transactions or facing business or personal disputes is nearly always challenging and complex. When your assets and your livelihood are at stake it’s essential to have experienced and skilled representation. I’ve been there many times. Stop being anxious and let me put my experience to work for you.
When you work with me, you aren't just my client until your case is over, you are part of the family enterprise. You need to plan for the future, NOW. My long-term experience in resolving disputes arms me to help you plan for the future to avoid litigation, provide asset protection and estate planning. Let’s discuss the future-focused services that are available to you.
My clients' relative concealed the existence of assets they were to inherit. I represented my clients in a suit for abuse of confidence and intentional interference with the expectancy of inheritance.
"I was involved in a lawsuit with my former business partner. I lost the case and was hit with legal fees that were more than three times what I had expected and budgeted. Ralph represented me in an arbitration of the resulting legal fee claim and the award was substantially less than the claim. The outcome was very satisfying. I strongly recommend Ralph as an attorney who will look out for your business and financial best interests, and who is not afraid to take on another attorney. If you want an attorney who is a 'pull-no-punches' guy, a good advocate and a good advisor who will look out for your best interests, you won't be disappointed."
"I've known Ralph for over 15 years and I've had the opportunity to rely on him for advice in matters both professional and personal. He has become my most valued counselor. His wisdom reaches far beyond the legal implications or concerns of a situation. I have a deep appreciation for the advice he provides and our friendship which has resulted from our professional relationship."
"I have known Ralph for nearly 40 years. I have used his legal services in my business and personal matters. Ralph is always knowledgeable, professional and of great help in resolving whatever problem I was encountering. Our Company employees have used Ralph's legal services. It is difficult to find a highly competent attorney who you can rely onto care about you and your outcomes. If you have legal or business problems or need to prevent them, Ralph's the guy."
Being an owner in the legal business, I understand the value of your business to you. You've dedicated your time, your energy, and your assets to building your business. When something threatens to damage what you've built, it is stressful beyond words. You can’t get a dispute resolution by yourself.
When it comes to representing businesses, experience matters. I've dedicated over five decades to business and the law. When you come to me for answers, you'll get 50 years of resolutions and answers to all your questions.
Litigation has become so costly that an effective resolution is almost out of reach for most business disputes. Mediation of disputes is probably one-tenth of the cost of full-contact litigation. Every business transaction ought to provide for alternatives to litigation to disputes.
Whether you're trying to avoid potential disputes in a transaction or you're already involved in a dispute, I'm here to help. Schedule a free initial consultation with my firm, Ralph A. Skilken, Co. LPA in Dayton, Ohio to get started. I proudly serve businesses in the surrounding areas of Dayton.