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Five Decades Representing Individuals and Small Businesses
Put My Litigation and Transaction Experience to Work in Your Business
or Personal Life

Business Law and Personal Attorney Serving Dayton, Ohio
and Surrounding Counties

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Attorney Ralph Skilken

Ralph A. Skilken

Attorney at Law

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.


Building Lasting Relationships

I have been representing Business Clients Through many different complex legal problems and disputes.

Ready to Work for You

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.

Plan for Tomorrow

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.

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Estate & Trust Litigation

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.

Dual Mediated Settlement Exceeded $5 Million Dollars

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Fellow Business Owner Fighting for You

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.