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Joel Allen Holt

Joel Allen Holt

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JOEL A HOLT, Esq./CIPP-US, is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice in the areas of business law, civil litigation, real estate law, probate and estate planning, and cybersecurity and privacy. Attorney Holt serves as outside general counsel for small and midsize businesses, bringing experience and professionalism at an affordable rate. Attorney Holt is a certified privacy professional, holding a CIPP-US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has a broad legal background, including appellate advocacy, corporate formation and governance, securities, and transactional law. Mr. Holt is also a proficient civil litigator, with 16 years' experience in Ohio and Federal courts. Attorney Holt graduated from the University of Akron School of Law, magna cum laude. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Akron School of Law and Hiram College. Mr. Holt also served in the United States Air Force with honor and distinction.

University of Akron School of Law
J.D. (2005)
Honors: Graduated magna cum laude Editorial Board - Akron Law Review Published in the Akron Law Review C. Blake McDowell Scholar
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Professional Experience
Ickes & Holt, LLC
Speaking Engagements
Information Security & Privacy for Small Business, Akron, Ohio
Better Business Bureau
Cybersecurity: the Ultimate Guide
National Business Institute
Member of panel discussing U.S. information security and privacy laws.
Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) - U.S.
International Association of Privacy Professionals
The Air Force Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service
United States Air Force
Awarded for extraordinary technical knowledge, exemplary skill, willingness to serve, and leadership in support of the USAF mission, including Operation Enduring Freedom.
Professional Associations
BNI - Tree City Chapter
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio
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  • Free Consultation
    A lawyer and client need to trust each other. To do that, they need to sit across a table and meet. That is why I always take initial meetings with potential clients and never charge for it.
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Reasonable hourly rates. Flat fees and contigency fees available for certain legal matters.
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Information Security & Privacy Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Am I able to just leave with my children legally?
A: He's wrong. Mothers are presumed to be the custodial parents if unmarried at time of birth and if paternity is not established.

You are free to leave with your children. If he is abusive, you may want to consider contacting an attorney, legal aid, or your local domestic relations court to find out about civil protective orders.
Q. My friend got a debt collection letter to appear in court.
A: The question is a bit vague, but generally speaking, the debt collector (or the party owed the debt) can file a lawsuit if they have proof that the debt is valid, outstanding, and binding on your friend. They don't need a SSN to file the suit and the debt does not have to appear on the credit report - in fact, not all debts appear on credit reports.

Your friend should contact an attorney to discuss their rights, potential resolution of the debt, and other options. If your friend has been sued, then they definitely need to contact an attorney. Thanks.
Q. Must I have a 'Business Account' at a bank for my Single-Owner-LLC...or could I set-up a separate 'Personal Account'?
A: I agree. While not legally required, it is crucial to separating yourself from your corporate entity. While a separate "personal account" could probably be defended as not "co-mingling" if you keep stellar records, it is easy to maintain an independent business account to ensure no hint of co-mingling. Plus, it provides added benefits, such as streamlining accounting, payroll and distributions, tax preparation, and can help you to establish business credit. Further, always remember that corporate checks / debit cards will have the company name on them, whereas, an independent personal account would not. Your LLC is not just a shield against personal liability, it is a vehicle to establish credibility and hopefully branding in your community. Hope this helps. ... Read More
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Ickes \ Holt, LLC
4301 Darrow Road
Suite 1100
Stow, OH 44224
Telephone: (330) 673-9500
Fax: (330) 673-9500
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)