Benjamin Calkins

Benjamin Calkins

  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate Law ...
  • District of Columbia, New York, Ohio
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Ben Calkins is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.After law school, Mr. Calkins clerked for a Federal Judge before joining one of the World's largest law firms, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.Mr. Calkins has also worked at and been a partner in several of the other most prominent old style law firms.

Ben Calkins started listening to the clients and to their many complaints about old style law firms.Mr. Calkins was committed to complete and total client satisfaction from the start of his legal career and recalls, with some pride, a client at his first law firm telling him that he was the first attorney the client had ever met who did what he said, and when he said, and for how much he said.At that moment, Mr.Calkins committed himself to doing just that for every client and with every matter, doing what he said, and when he said, and for how much he said.Over the years, Mr. Calkins was alternatingly shocked and embarrassed when he observed his colleagues at the old style firms violate that very basic rule of client service to which Mr. Calkins had committed himself.

In launching his own business law boutique, The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd., Ben Calkins acted on his commitment to providing, for businesses and their owners, a combination of extraordinary expertise and vast experience and unsurpassed responsiveness and surprising affordability.

University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (1981) | Jurisprudence
Activities: Editor, Michigan Law Review
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Harvard University
B.A. (1978) | Economics
Activities: Editor, Harvard Crimson, Student Advisory Committee of the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics
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Professional Experience
The Calkins Law Firm, Ltd.
- Current
I am the Founder and a Partner of The Calkins Law Firm Ltd. a law firm that provides sophisticated yet practical advice and representation to businesses in Ohio, New York and Washington, DC.
Moriarty & Jaros
I am a business attorney and assist clients in starting, acquiring and building successful businesses. I represent the entrepreneur, the business owner, and the business itself and have for over 30 years. I have assisted in bringing hundreds of deals to fruition in a wide range of industries throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond. From start-ups and family farms to Fortune 50 concerns, my goal with every client is to provide value-added counsel. In other words, I am committed to leaving my clients in a better position as a result of my representation.
Kahn Kleinman
Assisted clients in acquiring, starting and building successful businesses.
Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell
Assisted clients in starting, acquiring and building successful businesses.
Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aronoff/CompliSource LLC
Assisted clients in starting, acquiring and building successful businesses.
Benesch, Friedlander
Assisted clients in starting, acquiring and building successful businesses.
Squire Sanders
Client Distinction Award for Excellence in Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness and Communication Ability
Martindale Hubbell
Awarded the Client Distinction Award by Martindale Hubbell.This award is given to fewer than 1% of attorneys.
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Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Calkins Law Firm discusses fees with our clients at the start of every engagement. We encourage you to ask about fees at any point during our representation of you.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Securities Law
  • French: Spoken, Written
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Calkins Law Firm
Contact & Map
17 Long Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
Toll-Free: (888) 415-1740
100 North Main Street
Suite 235
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
Telephone: (440) 796-4592
600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44114
Telephone: (216) 479-6892