PRACTICE AREAS

SMALL BUSINESS
COUNSEL

Entity formation, contracts, workplace policies, general counsel, Coronavirus compliance and support

Whether you are starting a new business or you are well established in your industry, Jim Gilbride is here to help you succeed. Jim can help you navigate the legal issues you are facing, so you can focus on building your business. Whether it’s forming the proper business structure, drafting contracts, industry specific compliance, or implementing work policies, Jim has the tools to help.

ESTATE PLANNING

Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, deeds

Whether you are enjoying a new marriage, anticipating the arrival of a child, or nearing retirement, estate planning can provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind. Jim has the tools to help you build an estate plan that accomplishes your goals and lightens the future burden on your family. Jim is proud to offer reduced estate planning rates for law enforcement, fire service, and EMS first responders. Active duty military are also welcome to reduced estate planning rates, but are encouraged to consult their JAG office first. 

PROBATE

Estate administration and probate procedures

Probate refers to the court supervised process of administering your loved one's estate. It can be a long and confusing process during an already difficult time. The probate process often involves legally distributing your loved ones assets as well as paying their debts and selling their property. The process involves specific deadlines and court filings. Jim can help navigate the probate and estate administration process.  

APPELLATE

Ohio trial court appeals in Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Appealing a trial court's decision is a complex task that requires a distinct legal skill-set. Jim's background makes him uniquely qualified to review your case and file an appeal. Jim handles appeals from Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, and Wayne County courts.