Construction, Employment and Business Attorneys

Fortney & Klingshirn assists businesses and individuals with construction, employment and business disputes. Our mission since the Firm’s inception in 1992 remains to provide the highest caliber representation with the efficiency of a finely focused practice. 

Fortney & Klingshirn is an AV rated law firm serving businesses and individuals throughout Ohio. The firm’s AV rating signifies that "our legal abilities are of the very highest standard and that our professional ethics and conduct are above question."

Construction Disputes

Fortney & Klingshirn assists contractors and builders, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in matters involving:

  • contract negotiation and formation,
  • unforeseen and differing site conditions,
  • quality of work issues,
  • competitive bidding,
  • timeliness issues,
  • changes, extras and scope of work disputes,
  • delay, acceleration and liquidated damages,
  • mechanic’s liens, and
  • payment for work performed.
Given our experiences, both as attorneys and before we became attorneys, we bring an uncommon understanding and perspective to our construction law practice.

Employment Law

Fortney & Klingshirn represents businesses and individuals in:

  • discrimination
  • retaliation,
  • wrongful discharge,
  • non-competition,
  • sexual harassment
  • medical leave rights and
  • other employment matters
Our attorneys are leaders in the Ohio and national employment law communities. They practice in federal and state courts and appear before all administrative agencies.

Arbitration and Mediation

Our attorneys have vast experience with all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have successfully represented clients in dozens of mediations and arbitrations, in construction, employment and business disputes.

Michael L. Fortney serves as an arbitrator and mediator for construction and employment disputes. Mike has extensive experience in arbitration, mediation, and all forms of ADR (alternate dispute resolution).

Articles

OSHA Expands List of Injuries Employers Must Report, Changes Exempt Industries List On January 1, 2015, OSHA will expand the list of work-related injuries and illnesses that covered employers must report ...
"Loser-Pays" Provision Invalidates Home Construction Arbitration Agreements If you are a residential home construction contractor and have an arbitration clause in your building contracts, a rece ...
Ohio Appellate Court Finds $277,900 Liquidated Damages Award Unenforceable The Fourth District Court of Appeals of Ohio, in the case of Boone Coleman v. Village of Piketon , held that a liq ...
Employers Face Risks When Classifying Employees As Exempt The 6th Circuit recently held that an employee of Belle Tire with an "executive" job description was not auto ...
Facebook Posts by Employees Can Go Too Far and Lose Concerted Activity Protection While some Facebook posts by employees are protected as concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act, Face ...