Description of Services

Sebaly Shillito + Dyer is a full-service business and commercial law firm. Our practice includes general business planning and counseling, all types of business transactional work, and a broad range of litigation services. The following is an overview of our practice areas.


Corporate and Commercial Law

We are general counsel to many businesses, large and small, and we represent several national and international companies. We represent and provide substantial planning services to these clients in all aspects of commercial transactions and legal matters. The firm handles acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, refinancings, restructurings, antitrust matters, and other related activities. We have been lead counsel on numerous financing projects involving venture capital, mezzanine capital, and specialty primary financing.


Our trial attorneys aggressively represent both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of business litigation matters from large, complex cases to small business disputes. We have special expertise in cases involving environmental, securities, antitrust, real estate, employment, products liability, and business tort issues. We encourage consideration of alternative dispute resolution when appropriate as a means to reduce the cost and burden of lawsuits and to explore innovative business solutions to legal issues. The firm stresses quality case management to assure client satisfaction.

Estates and Trusts

We have developed the finest estate and business succession planning services available, including the preparation and implementation of wills, trusts, and family partnerships, from the more basic estate plans to the most sophisticated tax-driven strategies. We also provide comprehensive probate services. We offer individualized advice to clients in the areas of estate tax, disability, and retirement planning to achieve their specific goals.


We have extensive experience in computer, technology, telecommunication, and Internet issues. Our services include representation in all aspects of computer and telecommunication hardware acquisitions; software licensing, development, and maintenance agreements; Internet, EDI, and electronic mail issues; and multimedia and intellectual property issues.

Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Law

Our creditors’ rights and commercial law practice focuses on the representation of companies and creditors in commercial transactions and bankruptcy cases. We serve as counsel to trustees and creditors’ committees and represent secured and unsecured creditors in commercial and consumer bankruptcies.

Labor and Employment

We have substantial expertise in representing clients before the EEOC and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Our attorneys are experienced with Title VII, ADEA, and other federal, state, and local laws regulating employment. We regularly defend management against EEO, wrongful termination, civil rights, and other employment-related claims. We also handle all manner of workers’ compensation litigation before the Industrial Commission and in court.

Health Care Law

We represent health care providers, including hospitals and physician groups, with respect to regulatory, litigation, and contract matters. We counsel our health care clients concerning day-to-day operations and implementation of strategic plans in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Real Estate

We regularly represent clients, including financial institutions, in complex real property transactions. Our services include sales, leases, real estate development, construction contracts, and related financial transactions.

Government Contracts

We offer a wide range of service in the public contracting arena at the federal, state, local and international levels. Our attorneys represent clients in all aspects of the procurement process, including contract formation, performance and administration, payment, and dispute resolution. We have extensive experience in handling procurement compliance, including cost issues, civil/criminal investigation defense, and representation of contractors in suspension and debarment proceedings. We also advise clients with respect to compliance with export control laws, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Other areas of strength include CMS/HHS contracting issues and problems unique to defense contractors supporting WPAFB and other DOD agencies in the areas of technology and construction.

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