We offer businesses and entrepreneurs a far-seeing expertise across a full range of business issues: from business acquisition and sales, through organizational structure, employer-side human resources, real estate, contract law, and regulatory compliance, to legacy planning.
Mann Legal is well-prepared to meet your needs for experienced, client-focused, approachable, and responsive business counsel.
Chief Counsel Tobin Mann has spent over 30 years representing small and mid-sized companies in the Central Ohio area, advising on matters of business law
and business finance.
Every business is unique.
We do our utmost to understand where you’re coming from and what you want to accomplish, then roll up our sleeves
to help you get there.
Good communication is key to a good attorney-client relationship. We strive to explain things in a clear, understandable way, and asking questions is always okay.
Whether you need a question answered, a set of docments drafted, or a dispute addressed, we work hard to be responsive, prompt, and respectful of your time and your timeline.
Advising clients on the choice of business structure; setting up their business organization, be it a corporation, partnership, LLC, or other form of business entity; advising on best practices for maintenance of the new business entity; advising on tax and regulatory matters relevant to new business startups.
Advising clients on legal issues relevent to their transaction; preparing term sheets, letters of intent, confidentiality agreements, and final definitive contracts; conducting due diligence review.
Advising clients on their legal rights and obligations under commercial loans, lines of credit, asset based lending, government backed loans, equipment leases, mortgages; reviewing and negotiating loan agreements; advising on the legal details of loan compliance
Advising businesses on real estate leases, purchases, and sales; preparing real estate documents including leases and purchase/sale contracts; assisting with governmental and EPA review and compliance; facilitating appropriate real estate tax valuation redeterminations.
Drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, and independent contractor agreements; advising on employee matters involving OSHA, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, reductions in force plans, and employee complaint investigations; assisting with benefit, pension, and 401K plans.
Advising on federal, Ohio, and local tax issues in the areas of income tax, Ohio Commercial Activity Tax, fuel tax, and sales and use taxes as applicable to various forms of business entity; Subchapter S versus Subchapter C election; and tax treatment of various types of business entities.
Advising on business law and tax issues relating to transfer of businesses to the next generation or to minority shareholders or owners; preparing buy-sell agreements, management agreements, right of first refusal agreements, closely-held corporation agreements, partnership agreements, and LLC member agreements.
Advising clients on the legal and tax issues relating to transfer of wealth to the next generation or to their chosen charities; preparing wills and various types of trusts; and preparing powers of attorney to address possible future needs for financial management and health care decision-making.
Mann Legal Services, LLC respects the potential complexity of certain personal or specialized legal matters beyond these areas of concentration and gladly will refer clients to counsel with concentrations in such other areas as the need arises.
A Granville business attorney and lead counsel at Mann Legal, Tobin Mann has practiced law both in large firm and small firm private practice and as corporate in-house General Counsel. His three decades of legal and financial experience has created a far-seeing expertise across a full range of business issues: business acquisition and sales, organizational structure, employer-side human resources, real estate, contract law, regulatory compliance, and legacy planning. He particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs and small-to-midsized businesses throughout mid-Ohio.
Tobin received his Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Evansville. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Licking County Bar Association, as well as being an active member of the Ohio Business Brokers Association. He has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Granville Chamber of Commerce.
His wife Jayne is also his law partner.
Jayne, an attorney since 1988, focuses her practice on legal writing, transactional drafting, and business communication. A former corporate communications director for a privately-held, mid-sized company in addition to her law practice, her experience includes drafting a full range of legal documents, as well as human resources and employment manuals, business positioning packages, marketing proposals and materials, press releases, and trade magazine features. She practices law part-time with Mann Legal and also works with businesses as a writing consultant.
Jayne received her Juris Doctor degree from Capital University and holds a B.S. in Physics with a minor in English from Ohio University. She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Licking County Bar Association.
Tobin and Jayne have one son, Quinlan, a 2020 graduate of Denison University, where he double majored in History and Classical Studies. He will be pursuing his M. Litt. master's degree in Intellectual History at the University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
In my years of being in business, I’ve learned that not all attorneys are equal. I take comfort that when I refer a business buyer to Mann Legal Services, they know exactly what needs to happen to both ensure that a business buyer is educated in the complex process of buying a business and that Mann Legal will be thorough with everything that pertains to the legal aspects of any acquisition. I always encourage business buyers to strictly utilize an attorney that handles the business ownership transfer process day in and day out.
Emmet Apolinario, CEPA, CVB
President, Ohio Business Brokers Association
I was referred to Mann Legal Services by one of the best SBA business bankers in Ohio. Mann Legal leveraged their extensive background in small business acquisitions and ownership transitions to help me close my first deal. Since then, they have been there for us on every business legal matter we’ve needed guidance on and are helping to further accelerate our continued business development efforts!
Their win-win philosophy towards negotiating deals allows for a very high success rate for the buy and sell side of any deal. I would recommend Mann Legal to any current or soon-to-be business owner.
President, Klimko Investments, Inc.
I have worked on dozens of business acquisition deals with
Mann Legal Services. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to acquire a business. They have been through many transactions that include obtaining SBA loans, allowing them to know exactly what buyers are going through. Mann Legal will save you time, ease your stress, and get your deal to the closing table.
Senior Vice President, United Midwest Savings Bank
Mann Legal Services, LLC
4009 Columbus Road
P.O. Box 258
Granville, OH 43023
Direct Dial: 740.407.2609