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Canton, Ohio Bankruptcy Attorney Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.

 Bankruptcy attorney serving central Ohio and the Akron-Canton area and throughout Tuscarawas, Summit and Stark County , Sheppard Law Offices Co., L.P.A. BBB Business Review

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Ohio Bankruptcy Laws & Small Business Owners



Business and Personal Bankruptcies for Business Owners


As an Akron-Canton Ohio bankruptcy attorney and tax law office, it is common for us to see Ohio small business owners struggling with their personal finances, business finances, or both. This brings the small business owner to a very important decision on how to get out of debt, whether to file personal bankruptcy, business bankruptcy, or both. There is not a one-size-fits-all solution to this financial problem because each small business owner faces their own unique set of circumstances.


Personal Bankruptcy Including a Small Business

Ohio Small business owners operating a sole proprietorship may be concerned with how to close the business and rid themselves of the business debt. These owners will usually look to file for personal chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. Since the assets and debts of the business will be included in the personal bankruptcy estate, filing for personal bankruptcy can leave the small business owner discharged of both personal and business debts. If the business owner wishes to keep the business operating, there are several options that also exist which may allow them to do so. Ultimately, determining the best option will depend on the value, type of business and goals of the small business owner.



Business Bankruptcy

When seeking to file bankruptcy for a separate legal entity such as a LLC or Corporation, the small business owner should not be personally affected unless they have personally guaranteed the debts or have taken other action that would make them personally liable. Thus, a business that is considered a separate legal entity should be able to file bankruptcy independent from the business owner, without personally liability extending to the owner for the debts of the business.


Ohio Small Business Bankruptcy attorney serving Canton, Akron, New Philadelphia, Dover, Massillon, Alliance, Navarre, Strasburg, Canal Fulton


At Sheppard Law Offices our personal and small business bankruptcy attorneys are experienced in working to assist business owners and small businesses that are struggling financially. Additionally, since a common issue among small businesses it created by tax debt, federal tax attorney Ken Sheppard, Jr. can guide you through the difficult process of determining what the best avenue to free yourself from business or personal debt, including tax debt. Call (330) 409-2876 today to schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss your small business and personal debt issues.

Tax Relief, Debt Relief, and Bankruptcy Filing office in Canton, Ohio

Sheppard Law Offices

Canton, Ohio Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Tel: (330) 409-2876

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Tel: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Tel: (740) 345-7138

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Tel: (740) 392-0404

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located and serving chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy clients in Canton, Ohio. Our office is a short drive from throughout Stark, Tuscarawas, and Summit Counties. We regularly provide debt relief solutions to clients from Akron, Canton, North Canton, Massillon, Dover, New Philadelphia, Alliance, Navarre, Strasburg, Ballivor, Jackson Township, Canal Fulton, Barberton, Greenlawn, Medina, Wooster, Orrville, Dalton, Minerva, Ashland, Wadsworth, Carrollton, Dundee, Millersburg, Hartville, Doylestown, Green, Uniontown, Salem, Columbiana, Uniontown, and throughout Ohio.