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What is an Entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur is, by simple definition, “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” 

But there is so much more to it …

Entrepreneurs, no matter how big or how small, are at the core of the American dream.

Your dream.

Entrepreneurs posses the mindset to see opportunity everywhere. 

Your opportunities.

It is seeing an opportunity and turning that possibility into a reality.  

Your reality.

But any business will die without a good team of high quality people who are as equally committed to the business to back it up.

Your team.

An essential member of that team is legal counsel – someone who understands entrepreneurs and their companies, someone who is always available, works creatively on fees, helps to facilitate introductions and stops at nothing to help entrepreneurs succeed. 

Your Entrepreneurial General Counsel




The Ernst Law Firm

PO Box 24161

Cleveland, OH 44124



Office: (440) 306-3063

Toll Free (877) 365-6716

Fax (440) 306-3778


Meet the Entrepreneurial General Counsel


Attorney Christopher M. Ernst of the Ernst Law Firm boasts over 20 years of Big Law experience. He focuses his work on small to mid-sized businesses. His practice has consisted of a veritable cornucopia of cases, ranging in value up to $420 million dollars. But he’s also been a business owner and understands the trials, tribulations and joys of running his own businesses.

Mr. Ernst holds an AV ranking from Martindale Hubbell and has been repeatedly recognized as an Ohio SuperLawyer. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers. The Ernst Law Firm has been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report.

Areas of Practice


Day in, day out, businesses make decisions that have legal ramifications: contracts & agreements, employment issues, corporate governance, risk management and more …


Sometimes businesses have issues with their zoning that need to be addressed. This includes wireless telecommunications companies, cell phone companies and cell phone tower companies.


Businesses get into disputes, it’s a only a matter of time. Contract, business torts, employment, collections, intellectual property, and more …

Mediation and Arbitration

20+ years' experience as a neutral on a broad range of business disputes and tort actions. Trained by the Supreme Court of Ohio and the American Arbitration Association.


Small and mid-sized businesses just need a sounding board sometimes. A trusted advisor for brainstorming, gut checking & developing ideas. Developing a vision, or working to fulfill it.


Giving back to the community makes everyone better. Maximizing the social impact of charitable work. Because we do well by doing good.