from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (C.P.C. No.
Donnell Law Group, and Titus G. Donnell, for appellees AM and
JV, LLC, and Aleksandar G. Mitrevski.
Anthony Law LLC, Michael J. Anthony, Vincent P. Zuccaro, and
Andrew D. Randol, for appellants MyFlori, LLC, and Jim Velio.
1} Defendants-appellants, Jim Velio
("Velio") and MyFlori, LLC ("MyFlori")
(collectively "appellants"), appeal the September
14, 2016 decision and entry of the Franklin County Court of
Common Pleas. For the following reasons, we affirm.
Facts and Procedural History
2} This matter arises out of a dispute between Velio
and Aleksandar G. Mitrevski ("Mitrevski"), joint
owners of the business venture AM and JV, LLC ("AM and
JV"). Prior to entering into business with Velio,
Mitrevski operated a used car dealership at 1940 South High
Street in Columbus ("the property"), a property
which he owned.
3} In 2008, Velio approached Mitrevski about
becoming a partner in Mitrevski's dealership. Following
negotiations, Mitrevski and Velio formed AM and JV as joint
owners pursuant to an operating agreement that both signed.
Velio agreed to provide Mitrevksi with $195, 000 and to
invest an additional $50, 000 in the business. In exchange,
Mitrevski transferred the title for the property to AM and JV
and agreed to invest $50, 000 in the business. Mitrevski was
responsible for the day-to-day operations of the dealership
and was to receive a salary. Profit from the business was to
be split equally between Mitrevski and Velio. The operating
agreement specifically provided that "[t]he unanimous
consent of the Members shall be required before the Company
may * * * [a]quire, sell, lease or other transfer or
disposition of, or mortgage, pledge or the placing or
suffering of any other encumbrance on or affecting all of the
Company's property or any portion thereof."
(Appellant's Sept. 14, 2015 Motion for New Trial, Ex. B,
Operating Agreement at 5-6.)
4} According to Mitrevski, in January 2010, Toty
Auto Repair ("Toty") began renting part of the
property for $2, 000 per month, which he split with Velio. In
June 2010, Mitrevski and Velio agreed to sell the property
because the business was failing. While they waited for the
property to sell, Mitrevski claimed that Velio agreed to take
all the rent money, and Mitrevski would take any income from
the used car dealership.
5} Around October 2010, Mitrevski claimed that Velio
ordered him to leave the property. As a result, Mitrevski
took some of AM and JV's cars from the property to a new
lot across the street at 1872 South Pearl Street and began
operating a used car dealership as a separate, new business
from AM and JV. According to Mitrevski, Velio agreed to split
with Mitrevski the rent he received from the property because
Mitrevski had moved. Thereafter, Mitrevski attempted to sell
the property to Spartak Selimaj ("Selimaj").
Mitrevski stated that Selimaj paid both him and Velio earnest
money as a down payment for the property, but canceled the
deal after discovering the property ...