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Based in Toledo, Ohio, the firm of Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd represents a broad spectrum of clients in focused areas of the law, including:

Bankruptcy Reorganization

Attorneys at Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd provide assistance in all aspects of bankruptcy reorganization, including restructuring businesses both in and out of court.  The firm advises companies with respect to their financially distressed suppliers and customers and assists business in the reclamation of goods delivered to bankrupt parties.  On the transactional side, we work to structure business deals to address potential complications which may arise from bankruptcy, insolvency proceedings, or transacting with troubled businesses.  In addition, our attorneys represent unsecured creditors’ committees and creditors regarding covenant defaults, loan modifications, workouts both in and out of court, and financial restructurings.

The firm also provides services for litigation involving creditors’ and debtors’ rights, including collection actions, actions to recover collateral, guarantor claims, lender liability claims, director and officer liability claims, fraudulent or preferential transfers, foreclosures, and receiverships.

Banks and Financial Institutions

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd has represented banks and other financial institutions since the firm was established.  The firm represents banks of all sizes in formation, corporate matters, capital and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, all forms of financing, securities offerings, bank and shareholder litigation, antitrust, and regulatory compliance.

Business and Corporate

The Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd business practice revolves around the fundamental issues of business, corporate, and capital planning.  The firm’s resources in this area are focused on providing unique, sophisticated services to business interests around the world, from publicly traded companies to venture-backed start-ups.  Our corporate attorneys produce seamless and timely advice in all areas of law, from business formation, contracts, finance, and banking, to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and securities.

Commercial and Corporate Real Estate

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd counsels clients throughout all aspects of a real estate acquisition and the development process.  We represent landlords and tenants in all facets of office, commercial, industrial, retail, and residential projects as well as financial institutions and investors in project financing.

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (both domestic and international)

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd provides individuals and corporations with expertise in commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration throughout the United States and the International Court of Arbitration.

Commercial Transactions

The firm represents clients in a wide variety of commercial transactions, including purchase and sale of business and real estate assets, commercial lending, project financing, construction, and leasing and property management issues.  Our attorneys also have extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in a broad range of commercial credit and leasing transactions.

Energy/Natural Resources and Project Finance

We offer extensive expertise, experience, and advice on a full range of matters for a wide variety of energy and natural resources clients, including all forms of project financings, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, international trade, infrastructure projects, corporate restructuring, and general commercial and corporate advice.  We have comprehensive experience representing clients in the following industries: oil and gas, mining and minerals, metals, biodiesel, ethanol, photovoltaic and solar energy, and numerous other forms of energy and alternative energy sources.

International Transactions

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd advises U.S. and foreign multinational companies in connection with a full range of international transactions.  We handle: international mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, restructuring, establishment of foreign offices and trade, compliance with foreign laws and regulation, cross-border transactions, and general corporate advice.  We actively manage complex cross-border matters and have established close relationships with experienced corporate lawyers in foreign countries where local counsel may be needed.  We strive to identify and avoid issues that may delay a transaction while assuring that each transaction is structured to achieve the client’s business goals.

Labor and Employment

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd provides employers with advice, strategic planning, training, dispute litigation, and civil and administrative litigation services. Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd attorneys also provide its clients with updates on the new challenges employers face from changing legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments.  Our attorneys provide services in all areas of labor and employment law, including: employment contracts, non-compete litigation, drafting employee handbooks, human resources, executive compensation, wrongful discharge, and discrimination litigation.

Securities and Private Equity

Our securities and private equity team provides investors, entrepreneurs, and companies with securities expertise in all areas of law.  We have extensive experience in raising venture capital and bank financing; representing investors and companies in private and public offerings of equity and debt securities; preparation of private placement memoranda and Series A, B, and C financing documents; public company securities compliance, including SEC periodic reporting; Blue Sky law issues; drafting proxy materials; advising on registration issues and public disclosure issues; and corporate governance.

Tax, Estate Planning, and Wealth Management

Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd provides executive management with the tax advice on issues ranging from restrict stock grant, 83b elections, estate planning issues, gift tax, and wealth management issues.

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At Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd, our primary guiding principle is to provide sophisticated and efficient services to fulfill each client’s unique circumstances and business needs.  To this principle, we devote ourselves unconditionally.  It is our desire to afford you conscientious, faithful, and diligent service; seeking at all times to achieve outcomes that are just and reasonable for you.  For experienced legal advice, contact Niehaus Kalas Hinshaw Ltd.

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  • Toledo Office
    7150 Granite Circle
    Suite 203
    Toledo, Ohio 43617
    Phone: 419-517-9090
    Fax: 419-517-9091