Ohio’s Mechanic Lien

In Ohio, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Ohio mechanic’s liens. When an Ohio mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. When an Ohio mechanics lien is filed […]

Have an Arbitration Provision in Your Ohio Contract: Don’t Expect to End Up In Court

When parties to a contract agree to resolve their disputes through arbitration, Ohio courts will generally force the parties to arbitrate. Ohio’s arbitration statute, R.C. 2711.01, offers little discretion to courts when determining the enforceability of an arbitration clause. This statute states that “a provision in any written contract…to settle by arbitration a controversy that […]

Construction Industry Growth

The construction industry in Ohio, as well as the rest of the country, continues to rise for the first time since the recession a few years ago. This past January, they were busy with over five new constructionprojects, when generally they get about one or two. The following months were a bit slow for them, […]