Jones Obenchain belongs to Primerus,
a worldwide network of leading law firms. Primerus provides clients
easy access to the right
lawyer, with the right skills, in the right location, and at the right
cost. Follow this link to view the Spring 2019 edition of Paradigm, Primerus’s
publication. While you’re there, check out
page 21 to read an article written by JO’s own Amanda Zaluckyj. https://www.primerus.com/paradigm-magazine/2019-spring/
to popular belief, business disputes—not personal-injury claims—make up the
bulk of non-domestic-relations civil court filings in the United States. That’s
right: businesses suing to enforce contractual obligations are what keep our
is often a last resort, but when it can’t be avoided, we work with our
commercial clients to manage litigation risks and find the most cost-effective
approach to resolving business disputes. We aim to get to the bottom of the
matter, avoid lengthy litigation, minimize business disruption, and conclude
the case creatively and expeditiously.
litigators have decades of experience
handling complex, multi-party litigation. We also represent trustees,
receivers, creditors, and debtors in major insolvency and restructuring
a promising deal goes south, or when an employee strikes off on their own to
set up a competing enterprise, see why business owners in northwest Indiana and
southwest Michigan have looked to Jones Obenchain, LLP for help for over 100
Jones Obenchain, we’ve been representing local, regional, and national insurers
and their insureds for over 100 years. The work we do for them runs the gamut
from defending personal-injury claims, to litigating employment-discrimination
claims, to prosecuting and defending coverage actions and errors-and-omissions
All of this litigation gets us into court…a lot. In 2018
Jones Obenchain tried more civil jury trials in Indiana than all but one other
though litigation is an adversarial process, our peers
consistently rank us among the best at what we do. So do our clients, if the
feedback they’ve given us on legal sites such as AVVO and Martindale-Hubbell
are any indication.
as essential as courtroom skills are to a litigation practice, they’re
worthless if our clients and the courts don’t want to read what we have to say.
Let’s face it: there’s a lot of writing in a litigation practice and most legal
writing is a chore to get through. We read it because we have to, not because
we want to.
our litigators emphasize writing in plain English and using cutting-edge technology
in the documents we prepare to make them a pleasure to read. What does that
mean, exactly? It’s not unusual to see photographs, hyperlinks, and video
embedded in our briefs and motions. These add visual interest to the text and
corroborate the arguments without sending readers to riffle through mounds of
only are plainly written, visually appealing documents easier for clients to
read and understand, they help persuade mediators and judges about the merits
of our clients’ position. That means we’re often able to bring cases to a
successful resolution before we ever step foot in a courtroom.
*Source: 2018 Indiana Jury Verdict Reporter.
Day (a.k.a. National Siblings Day) is a holiday recognized
annually in some parts of the United States on April 10. It honors the sibling
relationship. Although it is not
federally recognized, it has been recognized by three US Presidents (Clinton, Bush,
and Obama), and governors of 49 states have officially issued proclamations
to recognize Siblings Day in their state. The holiday was originally conceived
by Claudia Evart to honor the memory of her brother and sister, both of whom died at an early age. If you are
one of the approximately 80% of people in the US to
have a sibling, you may celebrate
your relationship with your brothers and sisters by giving them a gift or just celebrate by giving them hugs, enjoying time
with them, or honoring their presence in
Not many people know that all
taxpayers have a set of fundamental rights and that the IRS is obligated to protect them. These rights are
contained in the tax code under ten different categories. If you have business
with the IRS, it is in your best interest to know, or at least be aware of,
these rights. To read an overview of all the rights visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayer-bill-of-rights-outlines-rights-for-all-taxpayers
Partner, Brian Gates’s, legal practice combines his talent for critical
analysis and attention to detail with his passion for helping families and
children. Visit http://jonesobenchain.com/team-member/brian-r-gates/ to learn more about
Brian and how he uses his experience and advocacy skills to better serve his
welcomed 46 new American citizens on March 22. Individuals from 24 different
countries became United States citizens after taking the Oath of Allegiance at
a naturalization ceremony in South Bend. Alex B. Bowling, an attorney at Jones
Obenchain, LLP, represented the Indiana State Bar Association at the ceremony.
Alex says that “ It is a joyful and moving experience to be a part of
welcoming these new American Citizens.”
Vietnam War veterans Day recognizes the sacrifices that
veterans and their families made during the Vietnam War. This holiday has been
celebrated since 1973 on either March 29th or March 30th, but in 2017 the date of the holiday was set as
March 29th by President Donald Trump. This day is now officially known as
National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
A commercial transaction might be as simple as borrowing money from a bank or a family member under a promissory note, or as complicated as buying or selling a business. At either end of that spectrum or anywhere in between, there are significant legal and economic issues. Some might require a lot of professional help and some little if any. But you won’t know until you ask. And the time to ask is before you sign anything. A member of our business team can guide you in the right direction.
We’ll help with negotiating terms, preparing check-lists and contracts, investigating and evaluating risks, and doing everything we can to protect your interests. If we think you need other outside assistance, we’ll work with you to get it.
April 15th is now less than a month away. If you have already filed your taxes and will be making a payment to the IRS or if you have not yet prepared and filed your return, but anticipate that you will need to make a payment to the IRS you may find the information in a recent IRS Tax Tip helpful as it reviews the various options available to make those payments. Follow https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-how-taxpayers-can-pay-their-taxes to learn more.