The mission of this law firm is to be the trusted Outside General Counsel that you rely on to handle your business and personal legal needs.

Few businesses and certainly fewer individuals can afford to hire a full-time lawyer for their staff.

Our legal practice is focused on providing competent, cost-effective legal services and advice in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate Law and Estate Planning and Probate Law. We work with business owners and individuals in a proactive manner to ensure that your business and personal affairs are arranged properly to permit you to pursue your business activities and live the life you want to live, while reducing or minimizing unwanted risk exposures.

Life is complex and everchanging. Changes that occur in the world affect your life and your business in different ways. When changes in the laws, regulations and rules impact your business and personal affairs, we work with you to navigate those changes and offer options designed to help you stay on course to realize your objectives. We work hard to prevent legal issues from occurring for our clients and believe that, by working closely with our clients, we can avoid many unwanted situations. When changes happen in your life, our experienced attorneys are there to offer guidance and solutions to the problems that you may encounter.

Simply put, we work with you to solve legal and business problems so that you can pursue your goals and objectives.

Gary M. Stentz, Esq.

Mr. Stentz is an attorney with a law practice directed toward handling business, real estate, and estate planning legal needs for clients.

With a practice focused on individuals and business owners, Mr. Stentz enjoys working with the multitude of legal matters and issues that arise in the course of just living life as an individual in an increasingly complex world and/or managing and running a growing business. Mr. Stentz owns and has owned and grown businesses and understands the complexities and pressures associated with building profitable businesses, including the impact on one’s personal balance sheet and the need for protection of personal assets from business related activities.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Stentz pursued a career in institutional investment management, managing global portfolios of billions of dollars of investment monies for large pension plans, endowment funds and foundations. Throughout his career, he has enjoyed working with clients to create strategies designed to achieve the personal and financial goals sought by business managers and individuals, while managing risks at acceptable levels.

Education and Certifications

The Ohio State University, BSBA

Capital University, MBA

Cleveland Marshall College of Law,
JD, (Law Review)

Supreme Court of Ohio,
License to practice law in Ohio

FINRA, Series 7 and 63 Licenses

CFA Institute, Chartered Financial Analyst

Donald B. Hallowes, Esq.
Of Counsel

Mr. Hallowes has practiced law in Columbus for the past 34 years.

Over that time, he has successfully handled the legal needs for business owners and individuals in wide ranging areas of the law that include business law, home health agency transactions, complex real estate law issues, and wealth protection through formation of trusts, limited liability company strategies, and thoughtful tax and business planning.

Mr. Hallowes developed a solid reputation in the legal community for providing first-rate legal services that have prevented unwanted legal issues for his clients.  When a preventative strategy is not available, his approach is to resolve legal issues as economically as possible for his clients.  As an entrepreneur, business owner and real estate investor, he has extensive knowledge and experience in business and investing and regularly provides astute business advice to his clients that help them better manage and grow their businesses. He is known for his keen legal mind, extensive knowledge of legal matters gained through hands-on experience working for the interests of his clients, persistence in pursuing results for his clients, and delivering successful results. He enjoys working with the various situations that clients encounter, determining possible outcomes and pursuing and delivering cost-effective solutions.

Outside of practicing law, Don taught a real estate law course at Ohio Dominican University and has a published article in The Capital Law School Law Review titled, “Comprehensive Insurance Coverage of CERCLA Response Costs”. He served on the Reynoldsburg board of zoning and Building Appeals and the Charter Review Commission. He loves dogs, family and his wife, Shari.

Education and Certifications

The Ohio State University
– Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences

Capital University Law School – Juris Doctor
– Cum Laude; Order of the Curia

Supreme Court of Ohio,
License to practice law in Ohio