Areas of Practice

area_practice_2Estate Planning, Trust & Probate:

Garbig & Schmidt, LLC provides a full range of estate planning services designed to achieve the personal economic goals of our clients. These services include advice with respect to the accumulation, retention and transfer of assets.  We have extensive experience with clients involved in the agricultural community of Darke County and surrounding areas and their specific needs related to estate planning.

We prepare all varieties of wills, revocable and irrevocable trust documents. Careful consideration is given to the income tax, gift tax and estate tax consequences of all such documents.

Our firm has expertise in the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries of estates, trusts and guardianships. We provide counsel in all areas of estate and trust administration.

Real Estate:

At Garbig & Schmidt, LLC we represent lenders, developers, landlords, tenants and purchasers and sellers in all aspects of real estate. We keep each client’s overall business objectives at the forefront of negotiation and documentation. Deadlines and details are important in today’s real estate transactions, and we provide clients with practical, responsive and high-quality legal advice in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Business Formation & Representation:

Our services to new businesses include determining the appropriate form of business organization, forming corporations and limited liability companies, drafting employment, non-compete and similar agreements as well as legal services to our existing business clients.

We offer representation to the agricultural community as Darke County continues to be a leader in the Ohio agricultural market.

Personal Injury:

At Garbig & Schmidt, LLC we are experienced in representing families in personal injury claims throughout Ohio involving:

  • Automobile and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Aviation accidents

We are responsive and receptive to not only the basic legal issues of a case but also the practical problems unique to each injury victim and family, including concerns associated with medical care and treatment, insurance claims and coverage, and financial issues involving wage and job loss.

We also handle cases where our client’s own insurance company is responsible for the damages because the person causing the injury or death is uninsured or underinsured.

Wrongful Death Claims:

We represent clients where someone’s negligent, careless or reckless conduct results in a death. This area of the law can involve every area of personal injury law wherein the surviving family members of the deceased seek damages from the death. Damages in wrongful death lawsuits often include: Death and funeral expenses, loss of consortium by the surviving spouse and children, loss of future earnings/loss of prospective inheritance, medical bills and physical pain and mental suffering.

At Garbig & Schmidt, LLC we represent families in wrongful death lawsuits throughout Ohio.

We offer free initial consultations to evaluate your case in both personal injury and wrongful death matters. We stress personal service and results in our practice, and provide the personal care and attention that families suffering from such a loss deserve..