200 East Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Firm: Smith & O'Toole, PLLC
Smith & O’Toole can you give you insight from years of experience - from the boardroom to the courtroom, from the shop floor to the corner office. Our unique focus and commitment to understanding the details of your business help us to formulate a strategy to protect your business now and into the future. Smith & O’Toole aren’t just hired guns, they work as part of your team, contributing their skill, experience and tenacity to help ensure successful outcomes.
James N. O’Toole is a founding member of Smith & O’Toole, PLLC. He has served as a trusted legal advisor for business owners and individuals since 1995 with clients ranging from small mom and pop shops to $800M conglomerates. From business formation to litigation, supplier negotiations to collections, succession planning to divestment, James prides himself on taking the time to fully understand his client’s needs and formulating an effective plan to accomplish his client’s goals.
Mr. O’Toole was immersed in the highly competitive automotive supplier battlefield from his first days as an attorney. Providing legal counsel to manufacturers, machine tool builders and sales and marketing companies gave Mr. O’Toole a well-rounded understanding of the diverse needs of different businesses. While there is a common thread in all business, the cash flow needs, supplier and customer relationships, capital expenditures required and risks associated with each are very different. Due to this baptism through fire Mr. O’Toole has learned that keeping an open mind, listening, and learning from the customer produces the best results for that client.
Mr. O’Toole has utilized this approach to providing legal counsel with clients ranging from $500K in sales a year to $800M in industries ranging from flood and fire restorations service companies to high volume critical automotive suppliers.
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