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Business & Construction Law

 

The Business and Construction Law Group of Benjamin, Yocum & Heather has extensive experience in business and construction law matters. The practice spans a broad range of business matters with emphasis in commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. The firm has been involved in numerous types of projects, including shopping centers, malls, schools and universities, airports, utility power plants, high rise buildings, hospitals, highways and roads, parking garages, professional sports stadia and office and warehouse facilities. You can schedule a meeting with a member of the team if you have a construction or business law question.

 

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The Business and Construction Law Group of Benjamin, Yocum & Heather has extensive experience in business and construction law matters. The practice spans a broad range of business matters with emphasis in commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. The firm has been involved in numerous types of projects, including shopping centers, malls, schools and universities, airports, utility power plants, high rise buildings, hospitals, highways and roads, parking garages, professional sports stadia and office and warehouse facilities.

The firm’s construction clients include subcontractors, material suppliers, general contractors, owners, architects and engineers. The firm’s other business clients include manufacturing, advertising, computer service, professional service and many other types of businesses. Follow this link to schedule a meeting with a BYH lawyer today.

The attorneys of the Benjamin, Yocum & Heather Business and Construction Law Group are active in various organizations, including Allied Construction Industries, The American Subcontractors Association, and the Construction Specifications Institute. Firm attorneys are regular contributors to publications with legal articles pertaining to general business, employment relations and topics unique to the construction industry. 

Why BYH?

We get results for our clients!

Below John Kraft and Monroe Barnes describe BYH's tenacious efforts on their behalf in the Kenwood Town Place Litigation.

John Kraft

"It was an unbelievable effort [by BYH] it really was...I'd describe BYH as David versus Goliath and in our case David won."

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Monroe Barnes

"That fee sharing was innovative and different and I thought it was fantastic on the part of [BYH] to come up with it. ... Not only did he [Tom Yocum] win us money on Kenwood he also introduced us to a new customer and that's rare, that you find a law firm like BYH that would do that for you."

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Click  this link link to schedule a meeting with a BYH lawyer today.

Construction Law
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Collections
  • OSHA Claims
  • Design Issues
  • EEOC and OCRC Claims
  • MBE, DBE & SBE Certification
  • Contract Disputes
  • Bond Claims
  • Arbitration

Thomas R. Yocum heads the Benjamin, Yocum & Heather Business and Construction Law Group. Tom joined the predecessor firm of Benjamin, Yocum & Heather upon his graduation from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1979. He is one of the founding principals of Benjamin, Yocum & Heather. Tom is active in all aspects of the Firm’s business and construction practice.

Lisa M. Bitter, member of the firm, contributes valuable experience to the Benjamin, Yocum & Heather Business and Construction Law Group in representing clients in OSHA matters. Lisa’s experience in administrative proceedings before OSHA enables her to advise clients on both how to avoid OSHA problems and how to deal with citations that are issued. Lisa also provides services for the firm’s business clients regarding estate planning, and business entity formation.

Patrick M. O'Neill is an attorney of the firm providing extensive experience in all construction related matters including arbitrations, mediations, litigation, design defect and differing site condition claims.  Patrick also represents owners, contractors and subcontractors in prevailing wage litigation.

Brad Weber, a principal of the firm, provides employment law services including drafting employee handbooks, developing programs that address sexual harassment and discrimination, employee disciplinary issues, and other employment-related issues, including defending EEOC/OCRC charges and discrimination issues.

Julie A. Neuroth is an attorney of the firm, concentrating in construction law, arbitrations, litigation and design, architecture and engineering related issues. Ms. Neuroth brings to the Business and Construction Law Group valuable experience having previously worked with a firm primarily in the defense of design professionals. This experience adds to the firm’s resources in the full range of construction oriented services, from basic subcontract agreements, architectural and design service contracts, design-build contracts, to land sale agreements.

The Business and Construction Law Group offers a broad range of services spanning from routine collections to complex legal issues. The firm has also successfully handled cases involving the constitutionality of MBE/WBE programs. The firm advises clients on construction contracts and handles all types of litigation, arbitrations, and mediations relating to construction matters. The firm handles mechanic’s liens and bond claims, bid protests, and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy.

With attorneys admitted to practice in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Florida, the Benjamin, Yocum & Heather Business and Construction Law Group provides a "regional presence."

To learn more about the Business and Construction Law group, contact Tom Yocum at (513) 721-5672 or e-mail at tyocum@byhlaw.com.

Representative clients:

AIC Contracting, Inc.
Anotex Industries
Applied Mechanical Systems
Axis Interior Systems, Inc.
Bansal Construction, Inc.
Bray Construction Services, Inc.
Central Insulation Systems, Inc.
Charles H. Hamilton Co.
Griffin Industries
Hicon, Inc.
Hi Five Development Services
Jarvis Mechanical Constructors, Inc.
Johnson Electric Supply Co.
Kelley Bros. Roofing, Inc.
Kraft Electrical Contracting, Inc.
LaForce, Inc.
Langdon, Inc.
L & W Supply
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.
MBJ Consultants, Inc.
Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping Company
Mueller Roofing Distributors, Inc.
NCS Credit, Construction Services Group
NexGen Building Supply
Perfection Group, Inc.
Quality Mechanicals, Inc.
Queen City Blacktop Company, Inc.
Queen City Electric
Security Fence Group, Inc.
Siding and Roofing Systems, Inc.
Tepe Environmental Services, Ltd.
The Painting Contractor
TWC Concrete Services, LLC
USI Midwest
Wesco Distribution, Inc.
Western Hills Affidavit Service

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