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Ibold & O’Brien

401 South StreetSuite 1AVillage StationChardon, OH 44024-2820
Phones: 440-607-5228
866-649-5582 (Toll Free)
Fax: 440-285-3363
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Law Firm Overview

IBOLD & O’BRIEN was formed by the merger of the law practices of Jerry Petersen and Dennis J. Ibold, in 1980. Since then they have built Petersen & Ibold into one of the largest law firms in Geauga County. In addition, they have added a second office in Ashtabula County to better serve the needs of their growing client base.

Renowned Cleveland Area Attorneys

Ibold & O’Brien established itself as one of Geauga County...

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IBOLD & O’BRIEN was formed by the merger of the law practices of Jerry Petersen and Dennis J. Ibold, in 1980. Since then they have built Petersen & Ibold into one of the largest law firms in Geauga County. In addition, they have added a second office in Ashtabula County to better serve the needs of their growing client base.

Renowned Cleveland Area Attorneys

Ibold & O’Brien established itself as one of Geauga County’s leading law firms by providing outstanding legal advice, representation, and advocacy across a wide range of legal specialties including family law, personal injury, real estate & zoning, criminal defense, wills, probate, estate planning, and elder law, business and corporate, employee representation, worker’s compensation, bankruptcy, school law, and product liability.

We represent individuals, businesses, and government bodies in a broad range of areas. The firm’s practice is based in Geauga County, but its lawyers regularly practice in adjoining counties, Federal Court, Appellate Courts, the Ohio Supreme Court, and before state and federal agencies.

More than just attorneys, our lawyers are committed to helping build a strong community. Members of our firm are former office holders and serve on the Board of Directors of hospitals and banks. In addition, they actively sponsor a variety of community events and community organizations.

Ibold & O’Brien is proud to have been awarded an AV-rating under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating™ process*, which is the highest possible peer evaluation rating for competency and ethics. This rating was awarded based upon confidential peer evaluations. Some of our lawyers have been named Superlawyers by Law & Politics Magazine.

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Practice Areas
Business LawBankruptcyChapter 7 BankruptcyChapter 11 BankruptcyChapter 13 BankruptcyBusiness and CorporateIncorporationsPartnershipsLimited Liability Companies (LLC)Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)Purchase and Sale of a Business or Business AssetsContractsCollectionsConsumer Debt CollectionsCommercial CollectionsEmployment Contracts and ManualsLabor Law and Labor Contract Interpretation and EnforcementDeferred CompensationBenefitsFamily SuccessionBusiness ConsultingBusiness LitigationCriminal DefenseTraffic ViolationsDUI, OVI, DWI or Drunk DrivingDrug CrimesWhite Collar CrimeJuvenile DefenseRobbery and TheftAssault and BatteryFraud and EmbezzlementVehicular ManslaughterFamily LawDivorceDissolution of MarriageChild SupportChild CustodyAdoptionAlimonySpousal SupportPaternityDivorce Tax IssuesStepparent Adoption and International AdoptionChild Custody ModificationModification of Child Support OrdersDependent, Neglected and Abused ChildrenEmployee RepresentationSexual HarassmentAge DiscriminationRacial DiscriminationGender DiscriminationReligious DiscriminationDisability DiscriminationPregnancy DiscriminationConstructive DischargeReverse DiscriminationWrongful DischargeWorkers CompensationHostile Work EnvironmentFMLAPersonal Injury/Medical MalpracticeAuto AccidentsDefective and Dangerous ProductsWrongful DeathMedical MalpracticeConstruction AccidentsTrucking AccidentsMotorcycle AccidentsPedestrian AccidentsSlip and Fall, and Trip and Fall AccidentsPremises LiabilityDental MalpracticeReal Estate & ZoningPurchase and Sale ContractsPurchase Agreements1031 Tax Free ExchangesDeedsNotes and MortgagesEasementsLeasesLand ContractsEminent DomainZoning and Land Use MattersAnnexationCondominium LawReal Estate LitigationToxic Mold and Black Mold LitigationSchool LawSocial Security DisabilityWills, Probate, Estate Planning and Elder LawSimple, Complex, and Pour Over WillsRevocable, Irrevocable, and Living TrustsHealthcare Proxy and Healthcare Power of AttorneyPowers of AttorneyProbate of WillsLiving WillsEstate AdministrationWill ContestsGuardianshipsMedicaid Planning and Medicare PlanningElder LawWorker's CompensationAffirmative Action -- EmployeeAffirmative Action -- EmployerAlimony & Spousal SupportAmericans with Disabilities Act -- EmployeeArbitrationAviation Accidents -- PlaintiffBankruptcy LitigationBusiness SuccessionsChildrens' RightsClosely Held BusinessesColleges & UniversitiesCommercial BankruptcyCommercial BanksCommercial LeasingComplex LitigationConstruction ContractsConstruction LiensConsumer BankruptcyCorporate GovernanceCredit UnionsCreditors' RightsCriminal FraudDebt DischargeDefamation & Privacy -- PlaintiffDirectors' & Officers' LiabilityDisabilityDisability & Illness DiscriminationDissolutionDomestic Violence & NeglectEducation LawEmployee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- EmployeeEmployee Rights -- EmployeeEmployee Rights -- EmployerEmployment Discrimination -- EmployeeEmployment Discrimination -- EmployerEmployment Law -- EmployeeFamily Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- EmployeeFamily Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- EmployerFederalFederal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- EmployeeFederal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- EmployerFeloniesForeclosuresFormation & Business PlanningGarnishmentGay & Lesbian RightsGovernment Construction ContractsGrand Jury ProceedingsGuardianships & ConservatorshipsHospital LawInternational BankingInternational Dispute ResolutionInternational TransactionsJoint VenturesJuvenile CrimesJuvenile LawLending & Secured TransactionsLimited Liability CompaniesLoan WorkoutsMediationMedicare & MedicaidMental HealthMisdemeanorMortgages & ForeclosuresMotor Vehicle Accidents -- PlaintiffMunicipal Employment -- EmployeeMunicipal Employment -- EmployerNational Origin DiscriminationNon-Profit & Tax-Exempt OrganizationsNursing HomeOccupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- EmployeeOccupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- EmployerParole & ProbationPensions, Benefits & Compensations -- EmployeePensions, Benefits & Compensations -- EmployerPolice MisconductPowers of Attorney and AppointmentPrenuptial AgreementsPrivate SchoolsProperty Damage -- PlaintiffProsecutionPublic FinancePublic SchoolsRace DiscriminationRailroad Accidents -- PlaintiffReorganizationsReorganizations & RestructuringRICO ActSavings & ThriftsSecured TransactionsSex DiscriminationSex OffensesSexual Harassment -- EmployeeSexual Harassment -- EmployerShareholders' RightsSlip and Fall -- PlaintiffSocial Security -- Retirement & Survivors BenefitsSpecial EducationState & Municipal EmployeesTenureTrade AssociationsTransactionsUniform Commercial CodeVictims' RightsWage & Hour Laws -- EmployeeWage & Hour Laws -- EmployerWarrantiesWhistleblower -- EmployerWorker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- EmployeeWorker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- EmployerWorkers' Compensation AppealsWorkoutsWrongful Termination -- EmployeeWrongful Termination -- Employer
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401 South StreetSuite 1AVillage StationChardon, OH 44024-2820
440-607-5228866-649-5582 (Toll Free)
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