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- Business Law
- Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
- Trademark Registration
- Real Estate Law
- Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
- Intellectual Property
- Employment Law
- Employment Contracts
- Landlord Tenant
- Landlord Rights, Tenants' Rights
- Communications & Internet Law
- Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
- Construction Law
- Construction Contracts
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
- English: Spoken, Written
- Partner & Attorney at Law
- Roda Chalfant Law
- - Current
- Advising franchisors, franchisees, business owners, and real estate investors in all of their business legal needs.
- General Counsel
- St. Gregory Development Group
- In-house counsel to a franchise development firm responsible for selling over 5,000 franchise units across the U.S. and internationally. Concurrent role as in-house counsel for CycleBar Franchising and Shred415 Franchising, both boutique fitness franchise concepts.
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
- J.D. | Business, Intellectual Property and Contract Law
- Honors: Summa Cum Laude
- State Bar of Ohio  # 0097019
- American Bar Association
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- ABA Forum on Franchising
Websites & Blogs
- Roda | Chalfant
5 Questions Answered
- Q. You Hi, I am working on my will. Not sure if I need to see an attorney to get this done.
- A: You will want to reach out to your sister and at the very least get a clear, written statement that she is giving you the piano before you put it in your will and try to pass it on to your children or anyone else. If you don't have clear ownership of the piano and you will it to someone else, you're just passing the dispute with your sister onto that person. If your sister does give it to you (gives, not sells) and it is worth more than $15,000 (a nice piano!) she may need to file a gift tax return for the amount in excess of $15,000. The fact that she is storing it in your home rent free is an issue for another day...
- Q. I am 1099 employee with employment contract. If I get furloughed , does the company still owe $$ for previous sales?
- A: The terms of your contract between you and "employer" would govern what happens if services are suspended and you had made sales that qualify for payment prior to the suspension. Often times, employers will put people on 1099 arrangements when in fact they have a more traditional employer/employee relationship going on. If that's the case, just because your employer decided you were a 1099 employee, that doesn't mean you don't still have some protections as an employee. The facts around the working relationship determine your status and the decision between you and the employer to "become" a 1099 contractor is only one factor of many. A close look at the contract and an analysis of the employment situation would be needed to determine your rights to payment and the application of the non-compete.
- Q. under the constitution of the united states since donald trump lost election in 2020 can he re run again in 2024
- A: Yes. The 22nd Amendment, ratified by the states in 1951, sets forth the two-term limit standard. It was a reaction to Franklin Roosevelt's FOUR election victories ('32, '36, '40, and '44). He served a portion of his fourth term until his death in office in 1945. Here's the operative text from the 22nd Amendment: Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
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