Legal-Ease: Earning, keeping and expanding trust

Trust is the basic foundation of human interaction. Lee is regularly asked by landlord clients what type of person they should seek as their property managers and tenants. His answer is always the same: trust.

Our legal system is set up to create or at least maintain trust so that business and commerce can operate. Trust is also guaranteed to be kept throughout durations of business transactions through the use of legal documentation.

Last week induced in me a great deal of reflection on my life. Last week was Catholic Schools Week, and I am a proud alum of St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School in Leipsic.

A large part of my education in a Christian school was to learn the importance of trust. I was always repeatedly taught that providing other people trust in your reputation and character is the most important thing you can give, other than love itself.

Read more about the importance of trust in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Earning, keeping and expanding trust

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Earning, keeping and expanding trust,” by Lee R. Schroeder, February 2, 2019

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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