Family Law

Family Law

No one plans for their happily ever after to unravel.  

Should you or a family member find that you need legal counsel to understand your rights and obligations and guide you through the difficulties involved with the termination of your marriage, our family law attorneys stand by your side. We have years of experience in dealing with the legal and financial implications associated with all aspects of divorce. 

We represent clients in traditional divorce litigation.  We also offer more contemporary alternatives to litigation, which alternatives are collaborative in process and specifically designed to minimize the emotional, financial, and psychological impact of divorce. Together, we evaluate your circumstances and help you choose the best process for you and your family.  We also have extensive experience in juvenile court, which proceedings involve the complex rights and obligations of unwed parents (including custody, parenting time, and child support). 

Our attorneys practice in all counties of northeast Ohio and are members of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals, have earned an AV Rating (Preeminent) with Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating available), and are recognized by Best Lawyers.

During this emotional time, our attorneys have the compassion, patience, and understanding to guide you to your new life. 

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Group at Wegman Hessler represents clients in securing and enforcing domestic and international intellectual property rights through patent, trademark, and copyright protection.  

Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of patent and trademark law including opinions, prosecution, counseling and licensing. We are registered to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and possess a variety of technical degrees and background experience to represent clients in many technological areas.  

Working closely with clients, we provide maximum protection for inventions, processes, brands, and other valuable intellectual property assets. Additionally, we advise clients on the introduction of new products and brands into the market. 

We take great pride in understanding your industry and business goals while leveraging our experience to provide meaningful protection and value.

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Litigation

Litigation

Wegman Hessler’s Litigation Group represents businesses and individuals in a broad range of commercial disputes, both nationally and internationally. We litigate matters involving shareholders, noncompetition agreements, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, insurance coverage, intellectual property, employment, and other issues unique to businesses.  Our broad expertise also encompasses claims involving estate, trust, probate and other fiduciary matters.

Our litigation attorneys have extensive trial experience.  We strive to minimize the risks of litigation by developing an individualized strategy while being mindful of maintaining an efficient approach to resolving each matter. As part of our comprehensive litigation strategy, our attorneys work closely with clients to explore Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR ) techniques, including mediation and arbitration.

We have specialized commercial litigation experience dealing with issues challenging large manufacturing companies. Our history of successfully representing international manufacturers in matters involving dealers, distributors, suppliers and consumers is a unique expertise of the firm.

Wegman Hessler’s litigation attorneys have been recognized for their outstanding legal abilities as measured by the highest standards set forth by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers.

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Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Wegman Hessler attorneys offer well-reasoned advice on all aspects of estate and probate law, trusts and trust administration, and assist clients on a wide range of estate planning and administion issues from preparing wills to navigating family disputes.

We recognize that the accumulation of wealth is only part of the story—protection of the future financial security of your family and the transfer of wealth to loved ones, charities, or other beneficiaries is just as important. Our attorneys are skilled at providing legal counsel relating to estate planning, trusts, and all aspects of wealth transfer and preservation.

Routinely working with family-owned and closely-held businesses, we are well-versed in issues that face business owners and provide creative thinking while offering insights to assist in planning for the future.

We coordinate with your financial planners, accountants, and other trusted advisors to create a customized plan that optimizes tax benefits. Wegman Hessler regularly provides advice concerning current tax laws and offers methods to minimize taxes upon the transfer of assets at death or by gift.

It is a privilege to help you manage and preserve your assets for future generations in accordance with your wishes.

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Corporate and Business

Corporate and Business

The attorneys in our Business and Commercial Law group deliver advice and counsel to clients in all aspects of corporate law, business transactions, including requirements of federal, state and local statutes and ordinances, drafting and reviewing of contracts, loan agreements, employment contracts, shareholder agreements, and related business and finance matters.

The Business and Commercial Law group at Wegman Hessler provides a diverse range of legal services to a varied spectrum of clients ranging from start-up operations to multibillion dollar international corporations. 

Our strength is in developing and nurturing long-term relationships that promote the highest level of trust and confidence and an intimate knowledge of each client’s business strategies and goals.  These relationships allow us to deliver reasoned advice and legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. 

From initial start-ups to complex restructurings or financings, our business team represents manufacturers of industrial and consumer products, professional service firms, distributors, and telecommunications and wireless businesses.

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