General Business Law

Cleveland Lawyer Business Advice

Business Legal Advice

Ohio Business Lawyer

We give advice in this area of law that applies to the rights, relations and conduct of people and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales.  The Rivchun Law Firm offers legal advice on issues that business owners need to know.  Whether corporate law, contracts, company formation, employment issues, partnerships, bankruptcy, arbitration & mediation, trusts, collections and more.

Business Law Areas

Entity Formation and Planning

We assist clients in evaluating and choosing the best form of business for their particular circumstances usually working in tandem with their tax professionals. Once the choice of entity is made, we assist in the negotiation and documentation of the relationship between the equity owners which often includes governance documents, buyout agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, intellectual property rights agreements and other agreements.

Outside General Counsel

We often act as a trusted adviser and outside general counsel to start up and growing business clients. This includes advising business on general contracts, financing, employment issues, intellectual property, raising capital and other general operating issues.


We draft, negotiate and review varieties of commercial agreements. We believe that a properly drafted agreement should address the needs and concerns of all the parties, reduce the risk of disputes and serve to maintain profitable business relationships.

Finance Transactions

We represent entities and lenders in various lending transactions including commercial, asset-based, real estate and construction loans.

Buying or Selling a Business

We provide proactive advice to clients buying or selling a business including the choice of transaction structure (merger, stock sale, asset sale),  purchase price terms (cash, earn out, or seller financed) and assist with the due diligence process.

Technology, Franchise & New Media Transactions

We offer sophisticated and practical advice to clients that are engaged in technology or other intellectual transactions.  As an entrepreneurial firm, we are able to understand the products that are our clients create and how they intend to use them in practice.

When it comes to picking a business law firm in Cleveland, you have choices.  There are big firms, small firms, boutiques and solo practitioners.  Every one provides legal services of one form or another.  The Rivchun Law Firm stands out by getting to know you, getting to know your needs and spending time to ensure your best interests are being kept.


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