D. J. Young advises and represents business, schools, and individuals in all of their transactional needs.
Business Law: D. J. Young’s business clients include real estate developers, manufacturers, franchisees, farms, and licensed professionals. He helps them incorporate, buy and sell real estate and equipment, lease, re-zone land, merge into or acquire other companies, and comply with employment laws and other government regulations.
Public School Law: D. J. Young’s school law experience includes careful analysis of statutes and advising on what schools can and should do to comply. He has advised regarding contract non-renewals and terminations, public records laws, special education laws, and interpreting collective bargaining agreements. As a former public school board member, he has unique insight into the legal and practical issues facing Ohio’s public schools.
Real Estate: D. J. Young advises clients about all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, and sale. He negotiates and drafts commercial and residential real estate purchase contracts, commercial leases, residential leases, farm leases, mortgages, promissory notes, security agreements, and related transactional documents.
Trusts and Wills: D. J. Young advises clients about the use of trusts for estate planning and asset protection purposes, and he drafts trusts, wills, and other estate-planning-related documentation for his clients. While he will not help families transfer their wealth for the purpose of qualifying for Medicaid to pay for long-term care, he will help them with all honest aspects of their asset protection and estate planning needs.
Experience: Early in his legal career D. J. Young worked in the law department at Norfolk Southern Corporation (a highly-regarded Fortune 500 company), and then at one of the nation’s largest law firms, Baker & Hostetler LLP.
Mr. Young enjoys BBQ cooking, playing cards, home-improvement projects, and small-scale organic farming. He lives on eleven acres in Delaware County with his wife, Melissa, and their three children, Andrew, Rebecca, and Julia.