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Is Open Carry Really Legal in Ohio?

By Chris Gasper / December 16, 2014

Yes. It is a constitutionally protected right in Ohio. See Klein v. Leis, 99 Ohio St.3d 537. I have received a couple calls on this issue so I wanted to put this here to clarify. In Ohio, you may open carry. Now, there are some restrictions as usual such as you cannot open carry and…

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Revocable vs Irrevocable Trusts

By Chris Gasper / October 10, 2014

When it comes to understanding trusts, clearly knowing the differences between the different types is crucial. The most common question I receive is whether a revocable or irrevocable trust will offer the type of security, privacy, and sound estate planning sought. Well, the main difference is simply that revocable trust can be changed at anytime…

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What to do When Buying a Restaurant

By Chris Gasper / October 8, 2014

When thinking about or researching to buy a restaurant, it is often thought of as a less risky option than starting your own restaurant business from the ground up. However, without proper financial research, due diligence, and consideration for the essential legal steps and potential liabilities involved, it can be even more risky than starting…

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The 4 Most Important Estate Planning Documents

By Chris Gasper / October 6, 2014

Proper Estate Planning is Simple Anyone who knows me knows that I like to keep it simple. What is more is that you don’t need complex documents to protect your estate and your loved ones. It really is quite simple and I am going to tell you what four documents are the most important to…

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The ATF Has Revised the Form 1 and Form 5

By Chris Gasper / September 25, 2014

The ATF revised the Form 1 (Application to Make and Register a Firearm) and Form 5 (Application for Tax Exempt Transfer and Registration of Firearm). The newest option to the Form 1 is that you may now pay for the $200 tax stamp with your credit or debit card. Check or money order will be…

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Another Form 1 SBR Approved by the ATF and Current Wait Times

By Chris Gasper / April 26, 2014

This week, another satisfied client who has asked his name to remain anonymous emailed me a photo of his tax stamp. As it stands now, wait times are approximately 11 months if your forms are submitted via paper method and approximately 6 months if your forms are E-Filed. I am a big fan of the…

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The Proposed Change to the ATF’s Handling of Trusts and Corporations

By Chris Gasper / March 15, 2014

In case you might not have heard, the ATF proposed to change their rules in how they handle Title II (Class 3) firearms such as short-barreled rifles, automatic weapons, suppressors, etc. You can check out the ATF’s proposalhere. In a nutshell, if you want to purchase a NFA item, you would need to submit photographs,…

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