Lawyers resign from Big Law and government service for a variety of reasons: greater autonomy; a more flexible work-life balance; and the ability to set their own billing rates, to name a few. Others may seek greater stability than can be found navigating the cycle between rapid hiring during a rising economy and precipitous layoffs when recession looms.

If your lease provides for a mid-year increase, then yes, your landlord can increase the rent, explains Steven M. Katz, Esq., an attorney in Columbus, Ohio with Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio LLP, who specializes in contract law and landlord-tenant law. But if your lease is silent on this topic, then no, your landlord can’t unilaterally raise your rent.

You may believe you’re not at fault in an accident, but everything you do after the accident, at the scene and beyond, can have an impact on whether you’re compensated. Mr. Katz gives some advice on what information to collect at the accident scene and explains the importance of getting medical treatment from a professional in this article written for Injury Experts.

Listen now to The Accidental Landlord podcast, Fair Housing with Attorney Steven Katz, as they discuss fair housing.

A lawsuit filed on the behalf of former Ohio State Buckeye and current Minnesota Viking Jalyn Holmes alleges employees with Lifestyle Communities ‘unlawfully entered’ his leased property and stole some of his personal items.  The lawsuit was filed in Franklin County by the law firm of Katz, Pryor & DiCuccio, LLP.

The Katz, Pryor, DiCuccio, LLP team is quoted in this Business Insider article on the legal protections now if you think you might get evicted during the ‘housing apocalypse in this Business Insider article.

Local gyms are opening back up, but what if you are not ready to go back? Are you still obligated to pay your monthly dues?  Mr. Katz gives some insights on the ins and outs of typical gym membership contracts and what they mean in the COVID-19 era in this Washington Post article.

During the COVID-19 many people are being laid off or furloughed from their job and are struggling to make rent payments.  Mr. Katz gives some insights into what your rights are as a renter in Ohio in this REWIRE article.

Mr. Katz gives a couple tricks on how to get out of paying cancelation fees when quitting a gym membership. Read more in this Men’s Health article.

Mr. Pryor explains the legal jargon you should understand when considering buy or selling real estate. Read more about what a Deed is and understanding home ownership legal jargon.

There are many reasons why you may want to leave your current gym. Mr. Katz gives some advice in this Real Simple Article about what gyms typically have in their contracts and what are some things you should look out for when considering leaving a gym.

The Katz, Pryor, DiCuccio, LLP team is quoted in this Business Insider article on the legal protections of contracted and unionized employees to prevent furloughs. Find out more about the legal protections you have as business or employee during the COVID-19 outbreak in this Business Insider article.

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Mr. Katz fights for a local Vietnam veteran to stay at home with this beloved dog. Read more about this story on ABC6.

Mr. Katz is quoted in a recent article about traffic schools and their effectiveness. Find out more about traffic schools in this article.

When is it neccesary to write up a contract for a baby sitter? Mr. Katz is quoted in this article about when it would be appropriote to have a contact to protect yourself and your family.

In this article, 8 Reasons Why Your Rental Application Can Be Denied, Mr. Katz gives legel proection advice you should consider when filling out a rental application.