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Joseph Jaap

Joseph Jaap

Legal services for families, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
  • Real Estate Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

Practicing law for over 29 years, Joseph Jaap assists clients with a wide range of legal issues, whether personal, family law, real estate, estate planning, or business, to develop and implement legal strategies that achieve client goals and that avoid or resolve disputes.

Joe advises clients about their family legal matters, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, estate planning, divorce, child custody and support, guardianship, and other family issues.

His real estate practice includes both commercial and residential real estate, representing and counseling clients regarding purchases, sales, leasing, condominium development and conversions, condominium management and homeowner associations, construction contracting and construction project management, construction dispute resolution, and mechanic's liens.

Joe also provides general business representation to entrepreneurs and businesses advising clients about business formation, incorporation and joint ventures, contract negotiations, and asset purchases and sales.

He also helps clients resolve issues related to trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property, including clearance and registration of state and federal trademarks, copyright registrations, trademark and copyright infringement claim resolution, intellectual property asset transfers and licensing, trade secret protection, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and electronic commerce including Internet and domain name issues.

A Cincinnati native, after graduating from Purdue with B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering, Joe served on active duty as a Navy officer and nuclear power plant engineer on Navy nuclear-powered ships, and served aboard a submarine, cruiser, and aircraft carrier, and remains active with local Navy veterans on the board of the Cincinnati Navy League. After the Navy, Joe worked for several years as an engineer and was licensed as a professional engineer before obtaining his law degree.

Education
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif Academic Honor Society
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Purdue University - Purdue University
M.S. (1974) | Engineering
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Certifications
Professional Engineer 1986-2002
State of Ohio
Senior Reactor Operator 1982-1984
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Surface Warfare Officer/Nuclear Power Plant Engineer
United States Navy
Professional Associations
Cincinnati Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Call for a free telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Languages
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. Is a lease termination fee enforceable as a penalty if the landlord is able to find a new tenant upon lease termination?
A: If you don't pay, and then landlord sues, the court would determine if it is enforceable or not. But landlord might not sue, and instead might make an adverse entry on your credit report for non-payment, lowering your credit score and making it difficult to rent from a landlord who checks your credit. Try to work it out with landlord to avoid that.
Q. Is it possible to get back a non refundable deposit back from a vendor is there is no communication
A: Do you have a signed contract with them? If so, what does it say about dates to complete the planning? Does it have any deadlines that caterer has missed? Does it have a termination provision? Make contact with them whatever way you can, and try to work it out. Or sue them for breach of contract and return of your deposit.
Q. Booked a caterer for my wedding. After tasting that took place in July was supposed to be provided a update proposal.
A: Do you have a signed contract with them? If so, what does it say about dates to complete the planning? Does it have any deadlines that caterer has missed? Does it have a termination provision? Make contact with them whatever way you can, and try to work it out. Or sue them for breach of contract and return of your deposit.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
3074 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Telephone: (513) 533-2037