At Becker & Lilly, we take great pride in our ability to represent a diverse group of clients in an exceptionally wide range of corporate and personal needs. Our goal is to provide excellence. Our commitment to every client is to help fulfill their goals by providing timely, thoughtful and creative legal advice, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
For our business clients, we have helped incorporate new businesses and limited liability companies, we are an integral part of the team for several successful businesses, protect intellectual property, resolve disputes, coordinate succession planning for future generations, develop business plans, draft contracts, assist in mergers and acquisitions, assist in matters relating to employees and employment matters, retirement planning, liquidate businesses, and most importantly, provide the level of service and assistance that will allow our clients to make their business the best it can be.
For our estate planning and probate clients, we assist in the preparation of basic wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney, and probate the estates of loved ones. Our practice also involves more sophisticated estate planning including irrevocable trusts, family partnerships and limited liability companies, personal private foundations, generation skipping and charitable planning. Our principal focus to our estate planning client is to prepare an estate plan that will reassure him or her that family and loved ones’ needs are met in the future in the most tax advantageous manner.
In regard to family businesses, we have a wealth of experience in representing both the business and the family in dealing with all of the legal and non-legal matters that are most always present in a family business. We are both knowledgeable of and sensitive to the inter-generational concerns that can transcend the mere legal needs of a business. We always seek to provide solutions to those matters in the most efficient manner.
With regard to intellectual property matters, we specialize in assisting our clients in developing, obtaining and protecting trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights as well as licensing the same on both the national and international level. We often negotiate and draft contracts dealing with technology licensing, the transfer of intellectual property rights, and draft restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements. This intellectual property portion of our practice serves to compliment our business practice by offering a niche ability many small firms do not offer.
As lawyers at Becker & Lilly, we have a commitment to serve our community. Our attorneys sit on the Board of many non-profit organizations such as Children’s Hospital Development Board, Crime Stoppers, Hannah Neil Center for Children, the Western Ohio Chapter of the ALS Foundation (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and First to Third and Heading Home Foundation. Additionally, Mike and Phil have both been active in the Columbus Bar Association and other professional organizations.
At Becker & Lilly we believe we have a dedication to deliver quality service to our clients, to our profession, to our families, and to our community.