Business owners and professionals have ever-changing legal planning and our attorneys are here to help guide companies through their entire life cycle. We will guide the business through formation, operation, sale or purchase and succession planning/transference of their businesses and practices. Our firm will provide legal guidance with employment contracts, entity ownership/partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements/clauses, operating agreements, and maintaining and updating corporate records/minutes as well as many other business operations.
Copyright protection generally lasts for seventy years and protects the original expression of an idea, whether artistic, literary, commercial or otherwise. It is used to protect original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium of expression.
If you are an artist, author, musician, software writer, business owner or web designer you may be continuously producing new work or new versions of your original work. Our firm can assist you with all of your copyright needs. It is important to form a relationship with a attorney who you can trust with all of your valuable work, throughout your entire career.
Were you just arrested? Have you been wrongly accused? Do you need a criminal defense attorney to aggressively represent your rights?
Each criminal case is different. We will take the time to look at your individual situation, including the circumstances of your arrest, the evidence against you, the availability of legal defenses, your prior criminal history as well as many other factors. Our attorneys will do our best & fight for the best possible resolution to your case.
Timing is everything in a criminal case. Don’t wait. You need to know your rights before you lose them.
Employment laws exist to protect both employees and employers in the workplace. It is important to familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities under employment law and make sure that those rights are honored in your workplace. If you have suffered wrongful or unfair treatment in the workplace such as discrimination, sexual harassment, or retaliation, you have the right to seek legal recourse. Regardless of your situation, a consultation is the first step in any employment dispute. Our attorneys provide representation in matters of discrimination, EEOC complaints, harassment, retaliation, employment contracts, wrongful termination and more. A consultation allows you to arm yourself with the knowledge of your rights under Indiana and federal law in the workplace. Take steps today to protect your rights and contact our office today.
ESTATE PLANNING & WILLS
Wills and trusts are two of the most common estate planning tools. However, it can be difficult to know whether a will or trust is right for you. Wills and trusts are both means to dispose of your assets upon your death. However, trusts can help resolve a number of additional issues. For example, if you are entering into a second or subsequent marriage and want to ensure that your children from a previous union are properly provided for a trust can help you achieve many of your goals. We will listen to your goals, examine your situation and help you understand your legal options. We will give you honest advice about using a will or a trust as part of your estate plan, and we can help you create comprehensive estate planning documents that meet your needs. A comprehensive estate plan is vital and beneficial to a client’s overall financial plan, and it can reduce tax consequences and provide clear guidance that will avoid any family disputes and prolonged probate court battles.
Family law is the branch of law that deals with many of the issues relating to families, including divorce, paternity, and domestic partnership cases. We can help families navigate and resolve the challenges of a variety of legal issues. If you have questions or require assistance regarding a family law matter, contact our firm.
We recognize the difficulty that comes with disputing issues related to your children. Our firm provides legal guidance that understands the need to preserve children's well-being, protect your most vital parental interests, and encourage long-term cooperation between you and your spouse or partner whenever possible.
Patents are granted to inventors for new and useful machines, processes, manufactures, and compositions of matter. In the United States, a patent gives you the exclusive right to prevent others from making, offering to sell, selling and using the patented invention without your permission for as long as twenty (20) years from the date of the patent application, if granted.
To learn more about patents, or to proceed with a patent application, please contact us today!
REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
With today’s fluctuating real estate market, it is imperative to hire an experienced attorney to represent you when its time to sign a real estate contract or during a real estate closing. To protect your interests, an attorney should review each of the terms of the transaction and closing documents, ensuring that you understand all the issues that may impact your rights or subject you to future liability. We will make sure you understand the legal impact of the documents you sign, by providing you with the legal counsel you need in a real estate transaction and during a real estate closing. Our real estate clients include property owners, property managers, landlords, tenants and lenders, and we counsel and represent them in every aspect of transactional real property law.
In today’s competitive marketplace, Trademarks play an essential role in separating you from the competition and differentiating your goods or services from your competitor. They are among a company’s most valuable and affordable intellectual property assets. Your brand is what the purchasing public remembers; your trademark is what represents your brand.
You may be asking yourself what the difference is between a trademark, patent, and copyright. A trademark protects a brand; a patent protects an invention; and a copyright protects artistic and literary works.