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Matt Crumpton Takes Position As Executive Vice President of D.P. Dough Franchising; Crumpton Law LLC to Cease Non-Music Based Practice At End of February

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Effective as of February 29, 2012, Matt Crumpton will cease the active practice of transactional business law and litigation with Crumpton Law LLC to take a position as Executive Vice President of D.P. Dough Franchising, LLC. Crumpton will, however, continue to practice music law on a limited basis. Crumpton Law LLC will not be accepting [...]

Dustin Torres Named Partner at Crumpton Law LLC, Shannon Maraffa Welcomed as a Paralegal

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Crumpton Law LLC is proud to announce the promotion of attorney Dustin Torres to partner in the firm and the addition of Shannon Maraffa as a paralegal at the firm. Mr. Torres, who is licensed in both New York and Ohio, joined Crumpton Law in the summer of 2010 after beginning his legal career in [...]

Matt Crumpton’s Music Industry Book, Making It, Available at!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We are pleased to announce that our managing attorney, Matt Crumpton, has released his music industry career book, Making It: How To Go From Wanting A Career As An Artist To Having One. Matt and his co-writer, Nashville based entrepreneur/musician Tristan Kinsley, spent two years working on this book. “I was prompted to write the [...]

Get It In Writing! Understanding the Ohio Statute of Frauds Part 6: Paying the Debt of an Estate & Promises to Make a Will

Friday, August 12th, 2011

The executor or administrator of an estate plays an important role in carrying out the will of the deceased, and in many cases they may also play an important role in dealing with the issue of outstanding debts left by the decedent. While a creditor may feel relieved at an executor or administrator’s promise to [...]

Get It In Writing! Understanding the Ohio Statute of Frauds Part 5: Sale of Goods Over $500

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Purchasing goods is a routine necessity for most people. No matter what we are purchasing, we want to make sure that we are getting what we have promised to pay for, or we are receiving the money promised for the goods we are selling. This is increasingly important in situations where there is a large [...]

Get It In Writing! Understanding the Ohio Statute of Frauds Part 4: Interest in Land

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Land can be at the center of many disputes, ranging from leases to the buying or selling of property, from property inherited across generations to interests in land acquired through new business or personal relationships. (For a discussion on the importance of putting promises made in consideration of marriage into writing, see Part 3 of [...]

Public Outrage at Casey Anthony Verdict: Understanding the Differences in the Burden of Proof From Civil to Criminal Cases.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Many are shocked and outraged following yesterday’s verdict for Casey Anthony in her trial for the murder of her young daughter Caylee. Following a trial that lasted seven weeks, the jury in the Casey Anthony case came back with a not-guilty verdict based on the existence of reasonable doubt. Ultimately, prosecution in the Casey Anthony [...]

Get It In Writing! Understanding the Ohio Statute of Frauds Part 3: Marriage

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

In Part 2 of our series on the Ohio statute of frauds, we talked about the necessity of getting personal guarantees in writing in order to protect against potentially huge business and personal losses. Another area where personal loss can be quite large and unexpected is in the area of marriage. The union of marriage [...]

Politics, Music and Publicity: Tom Petty v. Michele Bachmann

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Artist Tom Petty recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann following the use of his song “American Girl” at Bachmann’s Iowa campaign rally. A 29-second clip was played again the following night at Bachmann’s stop in South Carolina. Tom Petty is not the first artist to vocalize such displeasure in having [...]

Get It In Writing! Understanding the Ohio Statute of Frauds Part 2: Personal Guarantees for the Debt of Another

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

When debt creeps into the everyday operation of a business or personal affairs, it may come as a relief for businesses and individuals to receive a personal guarantee by another to pay it off. Because of the implications of debt, it is important to know when that guarantee can be enforced. In Part I of [...]