Innovation, creativity and focused expertise are the Firm’s stock in trade

Business Startup and Development
Financing New and Mature Businesses
Protecting Shareholder Rights
Corporate Governance
Advisory Services to Corporate Officers
and Directors in Compliance and Enforcement Matters
Securities Fraud Litigation
Trade Secret and Non-competition Protection and Enforcement

PRACTICE AREA DETAILS

Business Startup and Development

We assist clients in forming, financing and growing new and mid-size businesses. Members of the Cummins Law team were lead counsel in forming and developing one of the Midwest’s first and largest mutual fund groups. We co-authored Ohio’s Business Trust Statute designed specifically to be the best mutual fund statute in the United States. This innovative legislation allowed Ohio mutual funds to grow in a predictable and safe environment, free of tax threats and awkward governance requirements.

Financing New and Mature Businesses

We provide resources to assist the client in locating funding and growth financing sources. We then lead the client through the important phases of documenting and receiving the debt and capital infusions bargained for.

Protecting Shareholder Rights

Our legal experience and expertise includes successful conduct and defense of Proxy Contests and Shareholder Activism, Minority Shareholder Protection and Litigation, and Prosecution of Accounting Fraud.

 

Corporate Governance

Members of the Cummins Law team have served as special corporate governance counsel to public companies to review and design "best practices" in corporate boards, committees and officers.

Advisory Services to Corporate Officers and Directors in Compliance and Enforcement Matters

We have frequently been selected as special counsel to businesses in matters of regulatory compliance and enforcement matters. These engagements have included responding to inquiries from the Securities and Exchange Commission, designing and leading special investigations on executive conduct as well as accounting issues.

Securities Fraud Litigation

Members of the Cummins Law team have recovered nearly $1 Billion in settlements and judgments in securities fraud and general civil litigation matters.

Trade Secret and Non-competition Protection and Enforcement

Members of the Cummins Law team have been selected by public companies' general counsel to protect it’s company in trade secret and non-competition litigation.