Benjamin Calkins Esq

Benjamin Calkins Esq

  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate Law...
  • District of Columbia, New York, Ohio
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Building a New Kind of Law Firm
Early in his career, a client told Ben: “You are the first lawyer I’ve ever met who did what he said, when he said, and for how much he said.” It shocked Ben that a client who had dealt with many attorneys would say that. Ben vowed to be a lawyer who did for clients what he would want done for himself. The Calkins Law Firm is different in three ways:
1. We are staffed with well educated, top-rated, and highly experience attorneys. We do not assign multiple lawyers to a client and our clients don’t pay for on the job training.
2. We utilize technology to maximize efficiency.
3. We are cost effective, affordable and accountable. Our lawyers discuss with clients the factors that influence legal fees and what they can do to manage cost.

When your motivation is to get things done, it leads to efficiency.
Ben is in his element when connecting entrepreneurs with investors and guiding people through the buying/selling process. Ben has a particular affinity for entrepreneurs because they expect speed, results, and value for their money.

A Trusted Advisor on Your Side
Many lawyers are simply technicians. They can draw up a contract but they can’t anticipate potential problems let alone advise clients on strategies to avoid them in the first place. Ben sees it as his job to guide clients through the minefield of buying or selling a business.

Ben Knows People, Lots of People
Ben has been networking and making connections his whole life and he has collected an impressive list of contacts. Ben knows who in Cleveland is looking to buy a business and who is looking to sell. Ben knows investors and has also built relationships with experts who can help with specific aspects of running, valuing and selling a business.

Lion Taming
To Ben, the real art of business law is getting all involved parties on the same page. Ben describes this as “lion taming” and a lifetime of experience has made him an excellent lion tamer.

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.
Perfect 10 Rating
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
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Real Estate 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