Nils Johnson Jr., Johnson & Johnson Law Office

Nils Johnson Jr. graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and in 1976 graduated from Boston University Law School.

Johnson has served as a local bar association trustee, as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Grievances and Discipline, and as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Bar Examiners.

He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, business law, oil and gas, and real estate, and is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and legal ethics. He has been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in the field of estate planning, trust and probate law.

Guiding Clients Since 1921

Ohio residents and businesses have trusted Johnson & Johnson’s legal advice for nearly 100 years. The law firm’s experience spans four generations, and is an undeniable asset for its clients.

Johnson & Johnson Law firm helps with estate planning and probate, business formation and contracts, asset protection, pipeline law, medicaid planning, and family law.

The Pitfalls of Forming, Operating a Business Without an Attorney

It can be feverishly tempting to set up a new business without first consulting an attorney. With 24/7 online business registration from the Ohio Secretary of State, a new legal entity can be formed in a matter of minutes, day or night. Why then, does our law office receive so many frantic phone calls from individuals […]

It can be feverishly tempting to set up a new business without first consulting an attorney. With 24/7 online business registration from the Ohio Secretary of State, a new legal entity can be formed in a matter of minutes, day or night. Why then, does our law office receive so many...

How to Choose the Right Legal Entity

How to Choose the Right Legal Entity

Which legal entity is the right one for your new business? Here are the points to consider: Is limited liability protection important? The nature, size and growth path of the business. Likely sources of financing. Income tax issues. A one-man operation can be run as a “dba” (doing business as) sole-proprietorship. Where there are a […]

Which legal entity is the right one for your new business? Here are the points to consider: Is limited liability protection important? The nature, size and growth path of the business. Likely sources of financing. Income tax issues. A one-man operation can be run as a “dba” (doing business as)...

Mechanic’s Liens: Traps for the Unwary

Planning on buying real estate? Or providing labor, equipment or services to improve real estate? Or hiring contractors for a commercial property? Then you are advised to understand how mechanic’s liens work. Mechanics liens secure payment for contractors, material suppliers and laborers providing products or services for real estate improvements. “Improvement” means constructing, altering or […]

Planning on buying real estate? Or providing labor, equipment or services to improve real estate? Or hiring contractors for a commercial property? Then you are advised to understand how mechanic’s liens work. Mechanics liens secure payment for contractors, material suppliers and laborers providing products or services for real estate improvements....

Buy-Sell Agreements Plan for Unexpected

Buy-Sell Agreements

Have you ever met a routinely pessimistic entrepreneur? Of course not. Only optimists start companies. Clients hiring a business lawyer almost never consider the prospect of a failed business, or a business absorbing an unexpected shock. Success handles itself. It is the job of the attorney to force entrepreneurs to confront potential failure and radical […]

Have you ever met a routinely pessimistic entrepreneur? Of course not. Only optimists start companies. Clients hiring a business lawyer almost never consider the prospect of a failed business, or a business absorbing an unexpected shock. Success handles itself. It is the job of the attorney to force entrepreneurs to...

Succession Planning: Not to Be Delayed

Will your business outlive you? In my experience, the value of a small business or professional practice quickly vaporizes upon a key owner’s death in the absence of a clear succession plan. This is especially true for businesses whose main assets are strong customer/client/patient relationships. Goodwill has very real – but ephemeral – worth, and […]

Will your business outlive you? In my experience, the value of a small business or professional practice quickly vaporizes upon a key owner’s death in the absence of a clear succession plan. This is especially true for businesses whose main assets are strong customer/client/patient relationships. Goodwill has very real –...

Legal Strategies: Ohio’s Legacy Trust Law Protects Assets

Business clients typically minimize exposure to creditor claims by using liability-limiting business structures, by maintaining appropriate insurance coverages, by maximally funding qualified retirement plans and by dispersing asset ownership within the family. High-net-worth clients, whose activities subject them to extraordinary claims, may now also use an additional tool to protect a portion of their assets […]

Business clients typically minimize exposure to creditor claims by using liability-limiting business structures, by maintaining appropriate insurance coverages, by maximally funding qualified retirement plans and by dispersing asset ownership within the family. High-net-worth clients, whose activities subject them to extraordinary claims, may now also use an additional tool to protect...