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Legal News and Law Firm Updates – Fall 2019

By November 27, 2019July 23rd, 2021No Comments

The Gertsburg Law Firm works hard for businesses and the community. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on.


1. Weatherhead 100 – We are proud and grateful to be selected as a Weatherhead 100 Upstart honoree, for the second year in a row. The list identifies companies that embody the mission of Weatherhead School of Management: to develop transformational ideas and outstanding leaders for the advancement of business and society. We appreciate the recognition and will continue to fulfill our mission: to deliver an exceptional experience for our clients and our team.

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2. Wins and Closings – We’ve been resolving disputes, closing deals and solving problems for our clients and are proud to share some of our wins here:

  • Successfully defended a motor vehicle dealer and got the client dismissed from the litigation on Rule 12(B) Motion to Dismiss [Douglass v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., et al.]
  • Helped 4 clients set up and launch their new companies: a commercial audiovisual company, an educational/tutorial learning center, and two different consulting companies
  • Recruited an in-house General Counsel for a client with 400 employees in multiple states
  • Represented a client in connection with an SBA commercial real estate and working capital loan, facilitating a closing on an $842,000 credit facility
  • Worked with individual client injured in a catastrophic car accident and one of Cleveland’s top injury attorneys, who obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement for client
  • Represented client in connection with sale of a Honda motor vehicle dealership in Ohio and related commercial real estate transaction
  • Obtained significant settlement for client in legal malpractice action


People listening to a speaker3. Recent Events – The attorneys of Gertsburg Law have been making a number of appearances recently, to share information on business law for entrepreneurs.

  • Alex was also featured on Sliced, a podcast from Apple Growth Partners offering cutting-edge advice for growing your business. On episode 35 of the show, he explained how being proactive can keep your business out of the courtroom and offers examples of low-hanging fruit. Listen now at

Our subject experts are available to speak to businesses and trade organizations on both legal and non-legal topics, and can provide training, seminars, and talks on diverse topics. Learn more on our Speaking Opportunities page.


4. Medical Marijuana, Hemp, and Cannabis Law – There are big changes happening to Ohio law that hold great opportunity and many questions for entrepreneurs. In our new podcast series “Mind Your Cannabusiness with Nick Weiss”, Alex and Nick cover the facts that are most relevant to the different players in the game. While the first few episodes have dealt with the industry’s impact for employers and ancillary businesses, the next ones will delve into more direct participants, including distributors, cultivators, and processors. Get the details from one of the foremost cannabis law experts in Ohio at


Person holding the newspaper titled "Business"5. Top Legal Articles – Find our blog, interviews with our attorneys, and more in the News and Resources section of our website. In case you missed them, here are our top blog articles from this quarter:

  1. Ohio Department of Agriculture Releases Draft Hemp Rules, by Nick Weiss
  2. Nothin’ Shakin’ on Shakedown Street, by Alex Gertsburg
  3. When is a Personal Guaranty Unenforceable? By Max Julian

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6. Gertsburg Law Firm turns 7 years old – This November, Gertsburg Law Firm is celebrating its seventh year in business. Since opening our doors in 2012, we’ve grown from an office of 1 attorney, 1 secretary and 1 client, to the current team of 14 serving over a thousand clients. We are proud to serve as trusted advisors, not just business counsel, and strive to fulfill our mission everyday: delivering an exceptional experience for our clients and for our team.


7. Best.Podcast.Ever introduces listeners to local business and community leaders to learn the secrets of success. Stream over 100 episodes on most podcast players or at Some recent episodes include:

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