Richard Kalal

Richard Kalal, Esq.

Business Counselor & Attorney At Law

I went to school in Akron, and I established my practice in Fairlawn. Ohio is my home, and I’ve made it my mission to guide the business owners of my community through their legal concerns.

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You're working to build a legacy. My mission is to help protect it.

Counsel You Can Count On

Lawyer, Advocate, and Guide

Whether you’re a young professional pushing to establish a startup or a veteran owner looking to create a succession plan, know that I’m on your side. I’ve been through the nonlegal side of running a business, and I went to law school so that I could do even more. Let that knowledge guide you.

Over 25 years of business experience

Take it from me — in the business world, there’s no substitute for experience. That being said, you can learn a heck of a lot from those who’ve been in the industry longer than you have. When you work with me, think of my experience as your asset

Available when you need me

Running your own business isn’t exactly an 8 to 5 job. Crises arise at all hours of the day and night and well into the weekend. Not to worry — when you work, I work. Call me with your questions no matter the day or time.

“Every choice you make today affects your business down the road. No matter the legal obstacles that arise, I’ll never let you lose sight of the big picture.”

Starting your own business is thrilling, but it can also feel like a stressful mess, especially at the beginning. Once your plan has been approved, you suddenly have what feels like a million things to figure out — what kind of business entity to choose, which property to buy, how to brand your company, how many employees to hire, how to safeguard your business and its assets — the list goes on.

When you’re trying to handle so many tasks at once — not to mention customers and daily tasks — it’s tempting to put off the tough decisions. However, it’s crucial that you never lose sight of the big picture — how each of those choices will affect your business down the road. That’s where I come in. I know the business industry, and I know what steps you need to take in order to ensure that you’re making choices that will stand strong now and in the future.

You've been working hard to start your business.
Let's keep it moving forward.

I'm here to guide you through every step of the legal process.

From selecting your business entity to safeguarding your assets.


Clients come to me with a variety of queries. Some need help getting started, some have run into an unexpected legal dispute, and others have been hit with the realization that their business may fall to the wayside if they don’t make a succession plan. At every stage, I offer guidance and support.

Business Formation

“Sole proprietorship,” “LLC,” “cooperative,” “corporation,” “partnership,” “S corporation” — these terms refer to business entity types, and it’s important that you understand what each one entails before making your selection. Many of my clients’ legal concerns stem from their younger selves guessing at which type they should choose rather than consulting with a legal professional. Don’t make that same mistake. You can save yourself many future headaches simply by asking for help.

Contracts, Negotiations, and Disputes

Each decision you make has the potential to impact your business later on. That’s why it’s vital to elicit the help of a seasoned legal professional. Before you sign any contracts, before you take part in negotiations, before you enter into any new agreements — consult with your attorney.

Business Succession Planning

Succession planning is one aspect of running a business that many owners fail to consider until they’re much older. Really, though, it’s an important piece of the puzzle. There’s nothing more disheartening than the thought of putting in all that work now just to have your business disappear after you’re gone. You’re building a legacy. Make sure you’re taking steps to protect it, too.