Corporate and Business Law

Protecting Your Personal Information Following the Equifax Security Breach and Other Considerations for Indiana Businesses

Protecting Your Personal Information Following the Equifax Security Breach and Other Considerations for Indiana Businesses Posted by Mallory Deardorff-Dawson, on October 5, 2017 Individuals can learn if they are potentially one of the consumers whose personal information was accessed in the Equifax breach by visiting trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html and inputting their last name and part of their social security…

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Benefit Corporations: One More Option for Business Owners

Benefit Corporations: One More Option for Business Owners Posted by Mallory Deardorff-Dawson, on February 10, 2017 When a business chooses which organizational form it should take, it is faced with many options including Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, etc. Beginning in 2016, Indiana now provides companies with an additional option—the Benefit Corporation. Under a recently…

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Beware Trademark Registration and Fee Scams

Beware Trademark Registration and Fee Scams Posted by Mac McDaniel, on January 18, 2017 While mail scams are not a new issue for businesses, more and more of our business and individual clients with federally registered trademarks have been asking us for advice on how to handle the numerous unsolicited letters and/or emails they have been receiving…

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HIPPA: Covered Entities and Business Associate Agreements

HIPPA: Covered Entities and Business Associate Agreements Posted by Aaron Harshman, on October 7, 2016 The internet and mobile technology drives the demand for instant access to information to new heights daily.  While we want more information on more systems accessible from more devices, security, contract, and privacy considerations sometimes lag behind.  In some cases, the developing…

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The Risk of Fraud in Small Businesses

The Risk of Fraud in Small Businesses Posted by Aaron J. Harshman, JD, CFE, on August 24, 2015 Small businesses are both disproportionately victimized by fraud and notably under-protected by anti-fraud controls, a combination that makes them significantly vulnerable… While resources available for fraud prevention and detection measures are limited in many small companies, several anti-fraud controls…can…

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The time is ripe for buying or selling a business.

The time is ripe for buying or selling a business. Posted by James R. Schrier, on July 9, 2014 With credit markets improving and consumer confidence growing, investors are shopping for opportunities to buy. Now may be the perfect time for buyers and sellers alike to investigate the market and explore new opportunities. After the financial difficulties…

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Buy-Sell Agreement

Buy-Sell Agreement Posted by Amanda C. Redick, on June 13, 2014 A Buy-Sell Agreement is an important planning component for any business with more than one owner, member or shareholder. Members and shareholders will often purchase life and disability insurance policies on each other, but they neglect to take the additional step of negotiating and executing a…

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Asset Purchase and Sale Transactions

Asset Purchase and Sale Transactions Posted by Kevin J. Riley, on April 10, 2014 An asset purchase and sale transaction generally involves the sale of a business and/or business assets by a seller to a purchaser.   These transactions are usually governed by a master agreement that sets forth the terms and conditions of the sale.  Critical terms for the…

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