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Chagrin Falls and Cleveland Business Attorneys with Real-Life Business Experience

Helping local, national, and global businesses grow

Running a business of any size takes grit. There may come a time when, as a business owner, you look to expand your brand, create new opportunities for growth, or face challenges unique to your business. You deserve a team that can assess your needs and goals quickly, and offer customized solutions with an eye to your timelines and your budget – a team that help you and your employees, shareholders, partners or Boards get back to the business at hand. You deserve a team made up of attorneys who know what it takes to run a successful business, because they have done it themselves.

Gertsburg Law provides comprehensive counsel for clients in every industry. From our offices in Cleveland and Chagrin Falls we have represented private and publicly-traded companies of all sizes, non-profit organizations, and individual business owners.

Our approach to business law is proactive and consultative, ultimately saving clients money in fees and exposure before issues arise. Our ability to charge the right cost for the right services includes alternative and creative fee arrangements, budgets and budget-to-actual tracking, and value adjustments of up to 10%, discretionary to clients. We are also the first business law firm in Ohio that offers all clients the ability to opt out of the billable hour on all matters, including litigation.

Alex Gertsburg's 15 rules for building the firm he wanted to work for and the one he wanted to hire

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A Strong Record of Business Law Success

Gertsburg Law has a well-documented track record of success in litigation practice and in and business transactions. We have:

  • Led and managed multiple buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition transactions totaling over $100 million.
  • Represented Voice-Over IP company as in-house counsel in all manner of legal areas, from litigation through the sale of the company in a $37,000,000 transaction.
  • Represented emergency notification company as lead counsel through a complicated M&A transaction of two other companies in an $18,500,00 purchase.
  • Obtained a $196,323 award on summary judgment in MRI Software LLC v. MTH Management LLC, a commercial dispute involving sale of software.
  • Successfully represented numerous auto dealerships and other clients before the Ohio Attorney General.
  • Successfully defended producer of commercial equipment against age discrimination and wrongful termination claims.
  • Defended a start-up business and its founders in an action brought by former employer alleging violations of non-compete and trade secret covenants.

Whether you work in the global market or are based here at home in Chagrin Falls or Cleveland, your business attorney should be able to adapt to your needs, and to handle any and all challenges that come your way. At Gertsburg Law, we have the resources, the experience and the skills to protect your company and its assets now, and in the years to come.

Testimonials

Gary, Client

“Alex and his team are outstanding! I have been working on my case for over a year with no results. I contacted the Gertsburg Law firm and within a matter of weeks Alex and his team were able to get me the results I wanted. They are fantastic. I highly recommend them.”

Gary, Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:34:55+00:00

Gary, Client

“Alex and his team are outstanding! I have been working on my case for over a year with no results. I contacted the Gertsburg Law firm and within a matter of weeks Alex and his team were able to get me the results I wanted. They are fantastic. I highly recommend them.”

Fernando Bertero

"Knowledgeable, smart and experienced. Alex and Chris are fantastic"

Fernando Bertero

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:44:15+00:00

Fernando Bertero

"Knowledgeable, smart and experienced. Alex and Chris are fantastic"

Chris

“Thank you Alex…Everything went as smoothly as it could go and look forward to working with your firm on future deals.”

Chris

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:52:10+00:00

Chris

“Thank you Alex…Everything went as smoothly as it could go and look forward to working with your firm on future deals.”

Nick Castrilla

"I reached out via email and your team replied promptly. I am doing something new (starting a business) and your team was very understating and helpful in assisting me. I hope I never need an Attorney in my business, but if I do I am confident your team will take care of me."

Nick Castrilla

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:44:56+00:00

Nick Castrilla

"I reached out via email and your team replied promptly. I am doing something new (starting a business) and your team was very understating and helpful in assisting me. I hope I never need an Attorney in my business, but if I do I am confident your team will take care of me."

Peter

"Alex Gertsburg is in the top 1% as far as professionalism, knowledge of the law, informing his client of all the details that are going on, he gives time tables, he listens to a client, he takes advice from his client, and he has the ability to negotiate a fair settlement. Thank you for getting me a great settlement in a very short time frame."

Peter

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:37:54+00:00

Peter

"Alex Gertsburg is in the top 1% as far as professionalism, knowledge of the law, informing his client of all the details that are going on, he gives time tables, he listens to a client, he takes advice from his client, and he has the ability to negotiate a fair settlement. Thank you for getting me a great settlement in a very short time frame."

Business Client

"Alex and the Associates in his law firm are fabulous. Their knowledge regarding real estate transaction issues have helped us complete many acquisitions, leases, and dispositions. We consider them a very important part of our team."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:49:56+00:00

Business Client

"Alex and the Associates in his law firm are fabulous. Their knowledge regarding real estate transaction issues have helped us complete many acquisitions, leases, and dispositions. We consider them a very important part of our team."

Business Client

"Alex and his firm have helped me organize two businesses, as well as manage all the non-compete and confidentiality agreements. His knowledge of the law has helped my company immensely. His law firm is a major asset to Northeast Ohio."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:42:43+00:00

Business Client

"Alex and his firm have helped me organize two businesses, as well as manage all the non-compete and confidentiality agreements. His knowledge of the law has helped my company immensely. His law firm is a major asset to Northeast Ohio."

Amanda Paradise, Partner & Realtor

"Very responsive and easy to communicate with. Loved not having to deal with the other side on this once I hired you guys."

Amanda Paradise, Partner & Realtor

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:45:29+00:00

Amanda Paradise, Partner & Realtor

"Very responsive and easy to communicate with. Loved not having to deal with the other side on this once I hired you guys."

Connie

"The Gertsburg Law Firm went out of their way to put me at ease while dealing with my legal issue. I live in MN but my legal business was in OH. Our business was done over the phone and via emails. I felt very connected and up-to-date on everything that transpired. My situation was resolved in a very timely matter and there were no hidden costs. Everything was right up front and put into writing for me to understand. I really enjoyed my experience with this law firm."

Connie

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-11-07T13:49:53+00:00

Connie

"The Gertsburg Law Firm went out of their way to put me at ease while dealing with my legal issue. I live in MN but my legal business was in OH. Our business was done over the phone and via emails. I felt very connected and up-to-date on everything that transpired. My situation was resolved in a very timely matter and there were no hidden costs. Everything was right up front and put into writing for me to understand. I really enjoyed my experience with this law firm."

Gary Lapin

"I have dealt with Alex for many years now, and he has always come through. I never have to double guess his advice and have grown accustomed to the fact that bringing Alex in on any matter, large or small, I can have piece of mind. I contact Alex, and rest easy. He and his team tackles the issue immediately and delivers results."

Gary Lapin

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-11-07T13:49:21+00:00

Gary Lapin

"I have dealt with Alex for many years now, and he has always come through. I never have to double guess his advice and have grown accustomed to the fact that bringing Alex in on any matter, large or small, I can have piece of mind. I contact Alex, and rest easy. He and his team tackles the issue immediately and delivers results."

John

"5 Star Firm. Gertsburg Firm handled my business negotiations in a partnership with professionalism and accuracy while keeping my costs low as much as possible. If you want success call Gertsburg today!"

John

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:59:24+00:00

John

"5 Star Firm. Gertsburg Firm handled my business negotiations in a partnership with professionalism and accuracy while keeping my costs low as much as possible. If you want success call Gertsburg today!"

Renee S.

"Alex Gertsburg and his team were amazing and I would highly recommend their firm. They provided timely, honest and diligent service. I felt comfortable working with them and the outcome exceeded my expectations."

Renee S.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:59:59+00:00

Renee S.

"Alex Gertsburg and his team were amazing and I would highly recommend their firm. They provided timely, honest and diligent service. I felt comfortable working with them and the outcome exceeded my expectations."

Oleg, Real Estate Client

“Alex Gertsburg has been helping me with all of my legal matters, business and personal, for over ten years. He always responds quickly to my legal needs with answers that are clear and concise. Alex truly values his customer’s time and money, and always goes the extra mile to provide effective counseling so that we can make informed decisions. I would recommend Alex for any sort of consulting, his network is extensive and he is always able to provide great service.”

Oleg, Real Estate Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:48:37+00:00

Oleg, Real Estate Client

“Alex Gertsburg has been helping me with all of my legal matters, business and personal, for over ten years. He always responds quickly to my legal needs with answers that are clear and concise. Alex truly values his customer’s time and money, and always goes the extra mile to provide effective counseling so that we can make informed decisions. I would recommend Alex for any sort of consulting, his network is extensive and he is always able to provide great service.”

Pj Filipowicz

"Alex helped me through a legal matter that in the grand scheme of things, was not a huge deal, but it was for me personally. He worked on the case and communicated with me like it was a huge case, got me through it, and I cannot say enough how much I appreciated his efforts and his communication every step of the way. Big fan of Mr. Gertsburg!"

Pj Filipowicz

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:56:04+00:00

Pj Filipowicz

"Alex helped me through a legal matter that in the grand scheme of things, was not a huge deal, but it was for me personally. He worked on the case and communicated with me like it was a huge case, got me through it, and I cannot say enough how much I appreciated his efforts and his communication every step of the way. Big fan of Mr. Gertsburg!"

David

"Alex has an inspiring way in dealing with all people, even during disagreement. This is the hallmark of an excellent transactional lawyer. Alex always asks ‘why’ and patiently, yet persistently, pursues the question. I’ve heard Alex say the deal has to make sense, not just to him but to everybody. From that perspective, Alex sets aside his ego and helps clients make objective decisions."

David

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:41:05+00:00

David

"Alex has an inspiring way in dealing with all people, even during disagreement. This is the hallmark of an excellent transactional lawyer. Alex always asks ‘why’ and patiently, yet persistently, pursues the question. I’ve heard Alex say the deal has to make sense, not just to him but to everybody. From that perspective, Alex sets aside his ego and helps clients make objective decisions."

V.K.

"Thank you for all your help, now looking back on the deal I do not think I would be able to structure it and completed without your help. You kept pushing it and driving it. I think of your firm now more than just of a law firm. You are a deal-making firm. Thank you."

V.K.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-11-07T13:50:31+00:00

V.K.

"Thank you for all your help, now looking back on the deal I do not think I would be able to structure it and completed without your help. You kept pushing it and driving it. I think of your firm now more than just of a law firm. You are a deal-making firm. Thank you."

Natasha

"Alex took a personal interest in my case and decided to help me when others turned me away. The Gertsburg Law Firm made me feel like part of their team and even though all of our communication was done from a long distance they never forgot about me! I hope one day to meet the team in person just to say THANK YOU!!! The team worked long hours on my case doing whatever they could to get results. Alex even made himself available at night and on weekends to accommodate my travel for work. The knowledge, understanding and professionalism I experienced working with Alex and his team is beyond compare! I would recommend their services to anyone and will always call him when I need legal services! Alex's team worked hard to build my case and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process fostering a relationship of trust and respect. I cannot thank them enough!"

Natasha

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:57:31+00:00

Natasha

"Alex took a personal interest in my case and decided to help me when others turned me away. The Gertsburg Law Firm made me feel like part of their team and even though all of our communication was done from a long distance they never forgot about me! I hope one day to meet the team in person just to say THANK YOU!!! The team worked long hours on my case doing whatever they could to get results. Alex even made himself available at night and on weekends to accommodate my travel for work. The knowledge, understanding and professionalism I experienced working with Alex and his team is beyond compare! I would recommend their services to anyone and will always call him when I need legal services! Alex's team worked hard to build my case and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process fostering a relationship of trust and respect. I cannot thank them enough!"

Melinda

"Thank you Gertsburg & Associates! You were a godsend! I reside in another state and needed an attorney to represent me in a matter that I though was resolved YEARS ago. You kept me informed every step of the way. It was very refreshing working with attorneys who are caring and committed to their profession. I could not have had the outcome of my case without you!"

Melinda

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:49:26+00:00

Melinda

"Thank you Gertsburg & Associates! You were a godsend! I reside in another state and needed an attorney to represent me in a matter that I though was resolved YEARS ago. You kept me informed every step of the way. It was very refreshing working with attorneys who are caring and committed to their profession. I could not have had the outcome of my case without you!"

Cody Smith

"I would first like to start off by saying thank you for your assistance in my matter. This is the first time I needed to do anything like this and your firm in my opinion was an outstanding experience. It wasn’t a big matter for you guys but it never felt like that made a difference in the service that I have received. Max was always going above and beyond to make sure that I was in the loop and explained any issues and concerns threw the entire thing. I would have no issues telling anyone I know about the amazing service and professional experience that I have received."

Cody Smith

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:42:44+00:00

Cody Smith

"I would first like to start off by saying thank you for your assistance in my matter. This is the first time I needed to do anything like this and your firm in my opinion was an outstanding experience. It wasn’t a big matter for you guys but it never felt like that made a difference in the service that I have received. Max was always going above and beyond to make sure that I was in the loop and explained any issues and concerns threw the entire thing. I would have no issues telling anyone I know about the amazing service and professional experience that I have received."

Mike K.

"Alex says what he means and he means what he says. He has represented my companies for a decade now on a wide range of matters, both in the courtroom and in the boardroom. We rely on him happily and repeatedly."

Mike K.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:37:19+00:00

Mike K.

"Alex says what he means and he means what he says. He has represented my companies for a decade now on a wide range of matters, both in the courtroom and in the boardroom. We rely on him happily and repeatedly."

A Small Business Client

"Alex and his firm are the first really honest attorneys I have tried to work with. They are to the point, know the law, and really are not worried about the time they rack up as much as making sure their clients are well represented. They have done that for me and have become my attorney firm for any actions I may need help with. Honest and fair, two words not usually used with attorney firms. Gertsburg Law works with those two words as their goal. Thanks guys."

A Small Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2017-01-06T15:51:38+00:00

A Small Business Client

"Alex and his firm are the first really honest attorneys I have tried to work with. They are to the point, know the law, and really are not worried about the time they rack up as much as making sure their clients are well represented. They have done that for me and have become my attorney firm for any actions I may need help with. Honest and fair, two words not usually used with attorney firms. Gertsburg Law works with those two words as their goal. Thanks guys."

Rita Gochberg (Max Julian)

"Exceeded all expectations. I had full confidence in Max's abilities when he was assigned as my attorney, however, he far exceeded my expectations. I have no doubt that Max’s dedication and professionalism were integral to bringing my case to its resolution. Max dedicated hours of work, thought and research, and I greatly appreciate not only the measures he has taken to understand every aspect my profession and how it relates to my case, but also the constant reassurance and taking the time to make certain that I was involved in every step and understood every aspect. Being aware of all possibilities and measures taken at every benchmark of this process was vital to me personally, as it provided a sense of control in a difficult and stressful situation."

Rita Gochberg

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:23:23+00:00

Rita Gochberg

"Exceeded all expectations. I had full confidence in Max's abilities when he was assigned as my attorney, however, he far exceeded my expectations. I have no doubt that Max’s dedication and professionalism were integral to bringing my case to its resolution. Max dedicated hours of work, thought and research, and I greatly appreciate not only the measures he has taken to understand every aspect my profession and how it relates to my case, but also the constant reassurance and taking the time to make certain that I was involved in every step and understood every aspect. Being aware of all possibilities and measures taken at every benchmark of this process was vital to me personally, as it provided a sense of control in a difficult and stressful situation."

Jim

"I very rarely take time to do reviews about the companies I work with, but in this instance, I must take the time. I have been in business for many years and the one thing I have always struggled with has been the faith in any attorney I have used. Then I was introduced to Alex Gertsburg and his firm. I felt comfortable from the beginning and knew that I had finally found a firm I could trust. They were in it for my interest and good and not just in it for the fees they could rack up. We are in the middle of a long suit and they have not wavered working for me one bit. Alex and Michael, the attorney working on my suit, have worked very hard for me and kept me informed of everything they are doing. My thanks goes out to these guys and if you are in need of a different, honest, hard working firm to help you, take my advice and call Alex at the number above. I told Alex I always had trouble finding an honest attorney, and he replied that he understood because they all worked for him. He was telling the truth; they do."

Jim

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2017-01-09T13:46:11+00:00

Jim

"I very rarely take time to do reviews about the companies I work with, but in this instance, I must take the time. I have been in business for many years and the one thing I have always struggled with has been the faith in any attorney I have used. Then I was introduced to Alex Gertsburg and his firm. I felt comfortable from the beginning and knew that I had finally found a firm I could trust. They were in it for my interest and good and not just in it for the fees they could rack up. We are in the middle of a long suit and they have not wavered working for me one bit. Alex and Michael, the attorney working on my suit, have worked very hard for me and kept me informed of everything they are doing. My thanks goes out to these guys and if you are in need of a different, honest, hard working firm to help you, take my advice and call Alex at the number above. I told Alex I always had trouble finding an honest attorney, and he replied that he understood because they all worked for him. He was telling the truth; they do."

Business Client

"I like your relaxed approach and the fact that you don’t act like typical lawyers."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:19:27+00:00

Business Client

"I like your relaxed approach and the fact that you don’t act like typical lawyers."

R.S., Client

"We enjoyed the engagement by Nick and Justin as they reviewed our case and gave us updates. …[T]hey both made us feel comfortable and we didn't feel like we were below them or that they were talking above our heads. They were extremely prompt in replying to e-mails or phone calls. Also, your firm took our call and reviewed our complaint. There [were] a couple of firms that basically just said "not much you can do". Finally, Nick always listened to us and our ideas from the research my wife had done. He never turned a deaf ear to our suggestions or questions."

R.S., Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:43:36+00:00

R.S., Client

"We enjoyed the engagement by Nick and Justin as they reviewed our case and gave us updates. …[T]hey both made us feel comfortable and we didn't feel like we were below them or that they were talking above our heads. They were extremely prompt in replying to e-mails or phone calls. Also, your firm took our call and reviewed our complaint. There [were] a couple of firms that basically just said "not much you can do". Finally, Nick always listened to us and our ideas from the research my wife had done. He never turned a deaf ear to our suggestions or questions."

Dave A.

"Thank you, Alex. I have great respect for your skill set. I’ve worked with a number of attorneys and what makes you so effective is that you keep your eye on the ball. By that, I mean you have the big business picture squarely in mind and set aside ego. As you well know, lawyers that can set their egos aside are rare, and they make the best decisions."

Dave A.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:43:13+00:00

Dave A.

"Thank you, Alex. I have great respect for your skill set. I’ve worked with a number of attorneys and what makes you so effective is that you keep your eye on the ball. By that, I mean you have the big business picture squarely in mind and set aside ego. As you well know, lawyers that can set their egos aside are rare, and they make the best decisions."

J.V., Client

"It does not always happen that the impossible becomes possible.  Fortunately, it happened to me because of your competence, hard work, and honesty.  I am convinced that you are a lawyer who cannot tolerate injustice and deviousness."

J.V., Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:48:51+00:00

J.V., Client

"It does not always happen that the impossible becomes possible.  Fortunately, it happened to me because of your competence, hard work, and honesty.  I am convinced that you are a lawyer who cannot tolerate injustice and deviousness."

Matt

"Efficient, professional, timely, and victorious. This was our first time working with Alex and we were very impressed. He listened and immediately had a direction for us to go in. Everything he stated was point on and at the end of the day saved us a lot of money. The process was timely and most importantly accurate."

Matt

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:00:54+00:00

Matt

"Efficient, professional, timely, and victorious. This was our first time working with Alex and we were very impressed. He listened and immediately had a direction for us to go in. Everything he stated was point on and at the end of the day saved us a lot of money. The process was timely and most importantly accurate."

Chief Legal Officer

"Alex is an excellent, dynamic attorney who zealously represents his clients in an enthusiastic and determined manner. He has excellent experience both as a corporate attorney (as a former General Counsel of a large Cleveland company) and a litigator (as a former associate at two high-powered Cleveland law firms). He is a very good choice for a variety of legal needs."

Chief Legal Officer

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:33:00+00:00

Chief Legal Officer

"Alex is an excellent, dynamic attorney who zealously represents his clients in an enthusiastic and determined manner. He has excellent experience both as a corporate attorney (as a former General Counsel of a large Cleveland company) and a litigator (as a former associate at two high-powered Cleveland law firms). He is a very good choice for a variety of legal needs."

Business Client

"The staff is wonderful. I enjoyed working with them all even though the reason I was using the firm was very stressful."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:18:01+00:00

Business Client

"The staff is wonderful. I enjoyed working with them all even though the reason I was using the firm was very stressful."

Angelo

"I met Alex during a business deal. I immediately knew he was aggressive. A situation arose and I thought I would give him a shot. He proved to be aggressive, knowledgeable and very detail-oriented. I can only say that he impressed me so much I have been recommending him to everyone including other lawyers."

Angelo

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:39:17+00:00

Angelo

"I met Alex during a business deal. I immediately knew he was aggressive. A situation arose and I thought I would give him a shot. He proved to be aggressive, knowledgeable and very detail-oriented. I can only say that he impressed me so much I have been recommending him to everyone including other lawyers."

Dale (Mark Turner)

"Very professional attorney. I was a client of this attorney [Mark Turner]. Helped in a major lawsuit. Settled the case and was very professional throughout the entire legal process. Highly recommend for civil matters."

Dale

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:21:29+00:00

Dale

"Very professional attorney. I was a client of this attorney [Mark Turner]. Helped in a major lawsuit. Settled the case and was very professional throughout the entire legal process. Highly recommend for civil matters."

John Solooki DDS

"Gertsburg Law Firm was incredibly helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Highest recommendation for this firm."

John Solooki DDS

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:20:20+00:00

John Solooki DDS

"Gertsburg Law Firm was incredibly helpful, professional and knowledgeable. Highest recommendation for this firm."

Robert Tablack

"Chris Zirke is a professional through and through. He is able to explain the big picture in terms that his clients can understand, but you know he's thinking about the detailed risks as well because he has been in his client's shoes. I would never hesitate to work with Chris and Gertsburg Law."

Robert Tablack

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:50:42+00:00

Robert Tablack

"Chris Zirke is a professional through and through. He is able to explain the big picture in terms that his clients can understand, but you know he's thinking about the detailed risks as well because he has been in his client's shoes. I would never hesitate to work with Chris and Gertsburg Law."

Richard Herman

"I am a lawyer who has referred clients to The Gertsburg Law Firm. Alex and his team are professional, committed, and highly skilled business attorneys who are committed the delivering the best service possible to their clients. They deliver the personal touch --- with results! The words integrity, innovative, and thorough come to mind. If you are need a business lawyer to handle a routine transaction or to lead complex commercial litigation, I unequivocally recommend Alex Gertsburg."

Richard Herman

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:53:09+00:00

Richard Herman

"I am a lawyer who has referred clients to The Gertsburg Law Firm. Alex and his team are professional, committed, and highly skilled business attorneys who are committed the delivering the best service possible to their clients. They deliver the personal touch --- with results! The words integrity, innovative, and thorough come to mind. If you are need a business lawyer to handle a routine transaction or to lead complex commercial litigation, I unequivocally recommend Alex Gertsburg."

Business Client

"Alex was extremely efficient and showed incredible knowledge of local law in assisting us in getting our earnest money returned to us. We are out-of-staters, and, as such, had little knowledge of local real estate law. Alex really put the pedal to the metal, and we received our funds back in a very short time. Would HIGHLY recommend!!"

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:44:04+00:00

Business Client

"Alex was extremely efficient and showed incredible knowledge of local law in assisting us in getting our earnest money returned to us. We are out-of-staters, and, as such, had little knowledge of local real estate law. Alex really put the pedal to the metal, and we received our funds back in a very short time. Would HIGHLY recommend!!"

Anna Kelberg Kim

"I have contacted Alex Gertsburg to advise me on business and legal issues of operating a start-up company. I was impressed by Alex's professionalism and commitment. Alex and his firm, The Gertsburg Law Firm Co., has gone out of their way to meet my time deadlines when I asked to complete various legal documentations. From being experienced and confident attorney to offering outstanding customer service, I highly recommend Alex Gertsburg to any future clients."

Anna Kelberg Kim, President
BeeAroundTown.com

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:46:57+00:00

Anna Kelberg Kim, President
BeeAroundTown.com

"I have contacted Alex Gertsburg to advise me on business and legal issues of operating a start-up company. I was impressed by Alex's professionalism and commitment. Alex and his firm, The Gertsburg Law Firm Co., has gone out of their way to meet my time deadlines when I asked to complete various legal documentations. From being experienced and confident attorney to offering outstanding customer service, I highly recommend Alex Gertsburg to any future clients."

Bill Kendall, President, Costin + Kendall CPAs

"I have had the opportunity to work with The Gertsburg Law Firm on a start-up venture. I found the firm exhibited great skill and knowledge with a direct approach to guidance. The staff is personable and of high integrity, demonstrating business acumen and responsiveness. I strongly recommend this firm to entrepreneurs in any industry."

Bill Kendall, President, Costin + Kendall CPAs

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:16:24+00:00

Bill Kendall, President, Costin + Kendall CPAs

"I have had the opportunity to work with The Gertsburg Law Firm on a start-up venture. I found the firm exhibited great skill and knowledge with a direct approach to guidance. The staff is personable and of high integrity, demonstrating business acumen and responsiveness. I strongly recommend this firm to entrepreneurs in any industry."

Daniel M.

"Super knowledgable! I have worked with and talked to a lot of lawyers throughout my life and when discussing issues with them I often get confused by lawyer jargon, not this time! Alex was able to explain to me my issues and the resolution in a clear and efficient way that saved me a lot of headache and gave me direction on my issue! Love his analogies and stories!!"

Daniel M.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:58:40+00:00

Daniel M.

Super knowledgable!

Mike Ferrante

"Highly recommend. Very responsive and easy to deal with. I’ve had several dealings with Alex, and he’s wonderful to work with. You can trust these folks"

Mike Ferrante, Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:46:05+00:00

Mike Ferrante, Business Client

"Highly recommend. Very responsive and easy to deal with. I’ve had several dealings with Alex, and he’s wonderful to work with. You can trust these folks"

Client

"Would highly recommend. Extremely efficient, diligent, was in touch with us continually, even evenings and weekends. Showed great knowledge of local real estate law."

Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:54:36+00:00

Client

"Would highly recommend. Extremely efficient, diligent, was in touch with us continually, even evenings and weekends. Showed great knowledge of local real estate law."

Business Client

"Your group has been diligent, resourceful and extremely helpful. It is refreshing to work with such a good group of lawyers."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:17:19+00:00

Business Client

"Your group has been diligent, resourceful and extremely helpful. It is refreshing to work with such a good group of lawyers."

Real Estate Client

"Alex was extremely efficient and showed incredible knowledge of local law in assisting us in getting our earnest money returned to us. We are out-of-staters, and, as such, had little knowledge of local real estate law. Alex really put the pedal to the metal, and we recieved our funds back in a very short time. Would HIGHLY recommend!!"

Real Estate Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:53:59+00:00

Real Estate Client

"Alex was extremely efficient and showed incredible knowledge of local law in assisting us in getting our earnest money returned to us. We are out-of-staters, and, as such, had little knowledge of local real estate law. Alex really put the pedal to the metal, and we recieved our funds back in a very short time. Would HIGHLY recommend!!"

Client – Highly competent and conscientious

"Highly competent and conscientious professional with excellent communication skills"

Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:41:27+00:00

Client

"Highly competent and conscientious professional with excellent communication skills"

Kostya

"Alex took an impossible case on behalf of my elderly parents, against all odds and impossibilities, and he righted a wrong. My parents feel vindicated and know that there's a firm that will fight for their behalf. Thank you Alex!!!"

Kostya

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:45:31+00:00

Kostya

"Alex took an impossible case on behalf of my elderly parents, against all odds and impossibilities, and he righted a wrong. My parents feel vindicated and know that there's a firm that will fight for their behalf. Thank you Alex!!!"

Client – Tanisha McBride

"Nick was fantastic and so easy to communicate with. I am so appreciative of all of his hard work and commitment to excellence. Nick was so kind and sympathetic to my situation. I could not have chosen a better attorney to handle my case."

Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:42:03+00:00

Client

"Nick was fantastic and so easy to communicate with. I am so appreciative of all of his hard work and commitment to excellence. Nick was so kind and sympathetic to my situation. I could not have chosen a better attorney to handle my case."

Business Client

"Alex and his firm represented my company in a breach of lease case in which 3 tenants vacated space in our office building without notice and prior to the expiration of the lease agreement. Alex aggressively pursued all three tenants and within a matter of weeks, was able to negotiate a settlement on our behalf. We are extremely pleased and grateful for the service Alex and his staff provided."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:46:09+00:00

Business Client

"Alex and his firm represented my company in a breach of lease case in which 3 tenants vacated space in our office building without notice and prior to the expiration of the lease agreement. Alex aggressively pursued all three tenants and within a matter of weeks, was able to negotiate a settlement on our behalf. We are extremely pleased and grateful for the service Alex and his staff provided."

Chris, Client

"Thank you Alex, it was a pleasure working with you and Nadine on this loan transaction. Everything went as smoothly as it could go and look forward to working with your firm on future deals."

Chris, Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:47:43+00:00

Chris, Client

"Thank you Alex, it was a pleasure working with you and Nadine on this loan transaction. Everything went as smoothly as it could go and look forward to working with your firm on future deals."

DB Hegler

"Just used Gertsburg Law Firm-Quick, thorough, reasonable and very private!!!"

DB Hegler

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:41:15+00:00

DB Hegler

"Just used Gertsburg Law Firm-Quick, thorough, reasonable and very private!!!"

Bill

"Alex provides exceptional service to my company. He was practical and cost-effective, and I recommend him without hesitation."

Bill

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:30:43+00:00

Bill

"Alex provides exceptional service to my company. He was practical and cost-effective, and I recommend him without hesitation."

Peter Vadas – the top 1%

"Alex was introduced to me by another Business Broker. My company is MBA Business Brokerage, Inc... We have specialized in Business Brokerage since 1981. Over that period of time we have had many occasion to use an attorney. Attorneys are the same as all other professions. It is the 80 / 20 rule. 80 % are mediocre or bad. 20% are good to excellent. Alex Gertsburg is in the top 1% as far as professionalism, knowledge of the law, informing his client of all the details that are going on, he gives time tables, he listens to a client, he takes advice from his client, and he has the ability to negotiate a fair settlement. I will be using him any time I need good representation. There are only a few attorneys that recognize that a client requires a response to his calls. Alex, without fail, responds on a timely basis. Thank you for getting me a great settlement in a very short time frame."

Peter Vadas, President MBA Business Brokerage, Inc.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T17:37:08+00:00

Peter Vadas, President MBA Business Brokerage, Inc.

"Alex was introduced to me by another Business Broker. My company is MBA Business Brokerage, Inc... We have specialized in Business Brokerage since 1981. Over that period of time we have had many occasion to use an attorney. Attorneys are the same as all other professions. It is the 80 / 20 rule. 80 % are mediocre or bad. 20% are good to excellent. Alex Gertsburg is in the top 1% as far as professionalism, knowledge of the law, informing his client of all the details that are going on, he gives time tables, he listens to a client, he takes advice from his client, and he has the ability to negotiate a fair settlement. I will be using him any time I need good representation. There are only a few attorneys that recognize that a client requires a response to his calls. Alex, without fail, responds on a timely basis. Thank you for getting me a great settlement in a very short time frame."

Joe Stephan

"The Gertsburg Law Firm handled my S corp filing, and I am very satisfied with the choice and their handling of it."

Joe Stephan

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2017-03-16T16:54:09+00:00

Joe Stephan

"The Gertsburg Law Firm handled my S corp filing, and I am very satisfied with the choice and their handling of it."

Jim

"I can truly say I will never recommend any other attorneys than The Gertsburg Law Firm. What a find for me and Diane to have you working for us. Thanks."

Jim

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2017-01-05T14:07:45+00:00

Jim

"I can truly say I will never recommend any other attorneys than The Gertsburg Law Firm. What a find for me and Diane to have you working for us. Thanks."

Business Client

"Mr. Gertsburg has assisted me in several matters, all concluding in the best possible outcome for me. He is highly intelligent, tenacious and professional. If you are in need of legal assistance, you can’t go wrong with Mr. Gertsburg."

Business Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:42:00+00:00

Business Client

"Mr. Gertsburg has assisted me in several matters, all concluding in the best possible outcome for me. He is highly intelligent, tenacious and professional. If you are in need of legal assistance, you can’t go wrong with Mr. Gertsburg."

Mike, a Real Estate Client

"Mr. Gertsburg has provided excellent legal advice on a variety of matters over the past couple of years. His approach has always been thoughtful, conscientious and thorough. I plan to continue to consult Mr. Gertsburg on legal matters in the future."

Mike, a Real Estate Client

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:36:39+00:00

Mike, a Real Estate Client

"Mr. Gertsburg has provided excellent legal advice on a variety of matters over the past couple of years. His approach has always been thoughtful, conscientious and thorough. I plan to continue to consult Mr. Gertsburg on legal matters in the future."

Eugene B.

"Alex is a no-excuses businessman and a no-excuses lawyer who knows how to analyze problems systematically."

Eugene B.

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:50:30+00:00

Eugene B.

"Alex is a no-excuses businessman and a no-excuses lawyer who knows how to analyze problems systematically."

Johnathan Clark-Wise

"Chris Zirke is great to work with. His knowledge and confidence puts you at ease right away. Whether you're buying, selling, or starting a business or franchise, Chris is the man you want on your team. I appreciate the time he takes to walk me through my options, and I also appreciate that he's reasonable when it comes to the cost of doing business. Additionally, Chris is a great resource for my clients."

Johnathan Clark-Wise

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-10-30T12:51:13+00:00

Johnathan Clark-Wise

"Chris Zirke is great to work with. His knowledge and confidence puts you at ease right away. Whether you're buying, selling, or starting a business or franchise, Chris is the man you want on your team. I appreciate the time he takes to walk me through my options, and I also appreciate that he's reasonable when it comes to the cost of doing business. Additionally, Chris is a great resource for my clients."

Max Kanarsky

"Alex Gertsburg is a very professional and zealous advocate for his clients. He is business savvy, reliable and extremely knowledgeable attorney. Gertsburg law firm team is more than capable of finding an innovative solution to most any type of dispute."

Max Kanarsky

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2016-12-21T13:48:15+00:00

Max Kanarsky

"Alex Gertsburg is a very professional and zealous advocate for his clients. He is business savvy, reliable and extremely knowledgeable attorney. Gertsburg law firm team is more than capable of finding an innovative solution to most any type of dispute."

Swarup & Nutan Mukherjee

Cindy was outstanding. Her commitment, focus, legal expertise and most of all her professionalism and patience helped us navigate through this case to achieve the desired outcome. Simply put, we could not have done it without her. Thank you, Cindy, for your assistance, help, and advice throughout the process.
Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2020-03-11T20:37:02+00:00
Cindy was outstanding. Her commitment, focus, legal expertise and most of all her professionalism and patience helped us navigate through this case to achieve the desired outcome. Simply put, we could not have done it without her. Thank you, Cindy, for your assistance, help, and advice throughout the process.

Sonny Ali

"Alex and the Gertsburg Law Firm have been great partners for some time now. The team is very knowledgeable and they produce results quick! I would highly recommend them for business litigation."

Sonny Ali

Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
2019-07-26T18:22:05+00:00

Sonny Ali

"Alex and the Gertsburg Law Firm have been great partners for some time now. The team is very knowledgeable and they produce results quick! I would highly recommend them for business litigation."
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Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA

Tackling tough complex business litigation cases

The Chagrin Falls and Cleveland business lawyers at our firm fully understand each phase of litigation and how the costs for each phase, such as offensive or defensive discovery, can get out of control. We provide the right manpower for the right phase of the case. Our attorneys keep you in the loop about the progression of your case, helping you to keep your options open. When mediation stalls or the “other side” refuses to work together on a just settlement, we provide aggressive and proactive strategies to see your case through to the end in trial.

Our team tries cases in state and federal court, in front of juries, at civil bench trials, and in appellate courts, and before arbitration panels. We offer strong advocacy for contract disputes, employment disputes, shareholder complaints, business transaction litigation, and residential and commercial real estate disputes.

Effective and practical business advice

The world of business law is as complex and fast-moving as businesses themselves. Our clients are local and global corporations, including franchises, entrepreneurs, automotive dealers, nonprofit organizations, and financial institutions. Our lawyers work with venture capitalists, hedge funds, private equity funds, and individual investors. We work to minimize costs, plan for the present and the future, strategize to reduce risks, and limit business and personal liability. We help our clients with:

  • Business transaction issues. Our Chagrin Falls and Cleveland attorneys counsel clients on business formation, valuation issues, due diligence, lending, regulatory compliance, real estate purchases and sales, lending agreements, customer and vending contracts, shareholder issues, and other legal and financial business matters. At Gertsburg Law, we also handle corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships.
  • General counsel. Ever wish you could just bounce an idea off of an attorney who knows your business? Attorneys in our general counsel practice group have served as the chief legal officer of various Cleveland-area businesses. The aim of our general counsel service is to provide service equivalent to in-house legal counsel at a flat, monthly rate. The ultimate goal is to become a trusted member of your company’s decision-making team.
  • Labor and employment. We counsel employers, managers and supervisors in Chagrin Falls, Cleveland and throughout Ohio on compliance with employment laws such as Title VII and the ADEA, wage and hour issues, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, NLRB proceedings, and other general employment counseling. We have represented both employees who were sued for unfair competition and trade secret theft, and employers whose workers were raided by the competition. We also advise our clients in regards to executive compensation and severance.
  • Real estate. Our business lawyers represent commercial and residential clients in a broad range of real estate legal issues including buying and selling, leasing, obtaining easements, litigation, zoning issues, building permits, and property rights.
  • Automotive dealerships. Our attorneys represent motor vehicle dealers’ interests in all facets of dealership operation, including dealership compliance, business transactions, and disputes. We counsel and defend clients on business issues that are unique to car dealers, whether it involves structure, finance, labor relations, advertising, and consumer sales, or other automotive law issues. Our Chagrin Falls and Cleveland-based lawyers advise automotive dealers who have to comply with a myriad of state and federal laws, a violation of just one of which can cause the dealership major financial losses or even the need to close the business.
  • Franchise law. Close to 10 percent of businesses are franchises. A potential franchisee or franchisor must understand these complicated laws that can vary across states. Our firm understands the statutes and works to avoid legal problems before they arise. Our franchise law attorneys are well-versed in the industry, on both the transactional and litigation ends.
  • Nonprofit organizations. Our nonprofit lawyers assist clients in forming new organizations, including preparing proper organizational documents and assisting with submission of IRS applications for recognition of 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or other federal tax exempt status. We also counsel nonprofit clients in Chagrin Falls, Cleveland and beyond on corporate governance matters and assist them in maintaining tax-exempt status.

Our law firm provides professional and practical counsel to help businesses stay ahead of the curve, limit liability, and manage costs.

Probate and estate planning

We know you are more than your business, and that your company is more than you. At Gertsburg Law, we help business owners and operators protect their assets and their families with comprehensive and customized wealth preservation strategies. We draft wills and trusts, powers of attorneys, and all the necessary documents to help you provide for your spouse, children, and loved ones when you are gone. Our trust and estate planning lawyers effectively plan so that federal and state tax consequences are minimized, and succession issues are addressed. When probate and estate disputes arise, our attorneys advocate in court. We also serve as guardians when advisable.

Maximum transparency and communication

We pledge to be transparent in our dealings with clients and with others on their behalf. Our clients see nearly everything we do on their behalf, including the non-billable work that we write off so that they are not charged for every minute we think about their case. We strive to be constantly available and immediately responsive to our clients. Our office phones forward to our cell phones, and we respond in real time when we can. When not possible, we return calls and e-mails within one business day at most, usually within hours and often within minutes.

A local partner with a global reach

Whether your company is based in Cleveland, has a branch in Chagrin Falls, serves the country from somewhere else in Ohio, or is located outside of Ohio, the business attorneys at Gertsburg Law are ready to help you navigate the complexities of business transactions and the costs and worries of business litigation. Our partners and associates have the practical, financial, and legal acumen to help all companies succeed and to address any kind of business litigation issues. To speak with one of our Cleveland or Chagrin Falls business lawyers now, please call our firm at 440-571-7777 or complete our contact form to schedule an appointment with our team today.

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