The best defense
against a civil rights employment-discrimination claim begins before the
employee is fired. There are good ways and bad ways to do it and we can help
you navigate that path. Potential claims can often be avoided.
But if you do get
served with a claim, the defense must start immediately. Don’t talk to anyone
else about it before you talk to a lawyer. There are important things to do,
and some important things not to do. There may not be much time to act.
A mistake right out
of the gate can cost you. At JO we’ve been defending employers for decades. Give us a call.
June is traditionally a month filled with
weddings, and weddings take much planning.
As couples move forward from the wedding and
are planning their lives, they should remember to plan
for their first tax return as a married couple. The IRS has a recent
publication that will help newlyweds plan and answers questions about filing as
a married couple for the first time. Go to: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayers-should-include-tax-plans-in-their-wedding-plans
Amanda Zaluckyj! Amanda hails from Michigan
and is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Michigan. She is a Grand
Valley State University alumna and a Michigan State University College of Law
Amanda thinks it is important for people have to a trusted adviser who can offer the sound legal advice and zealous advocacy that everyone deserves. She brings that approach to all of her clients today. Her goal is to make sure her clients understand the process, understand their options, and have all the information necessary to make big decisions.
As part of the 2019 Best
Week Ever, Jones Obenchain is hosting a water and snack station today
in the KeyBank Building plaza from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Stop by on your way to
or from the first Red Table Concert of the season to say hi and enjoy a snack
and some good old H2O!
accumulated some wealth. Or plan to. How do you keep potential creditors from
taking it away? And when you leave it to your spouse, children, or
grandchildren, how to do you protect it from attack by their potential
creditors? Or their youthful
bad judgment, misfortune, divorce, etc?
you, there are limits on what can be done. Generally, you can’t continue to control your own assets and still keep them
away from creditors. That means either giving it to someone else or putting it
into one or more irrevocable Trusts.
are also the primary means of protecting assets intended for your heirs. But
there are many variations on that theme, depending on a range of factors
including the amount of money,
the age and circumstances of the person, the nature and degree of risks to be
avoided, and the limitations on how trust funds may be used.
Many of us are
familiar with the backpack programs that
send food home with children to eat over the weekend. Recently, Jones Obenchain
attorney Amanda Zaluckyj was treated to a
tour of the facilities of Cultivate, a South Bend not-for-profit. Cultivate is putting a new spin on the
traditional meals in a backpack and in doing so, is reducing the amount of leftover school cafeteria food that would otherwise go to waste. To learn more
about Cultivate please follow this link and
enjoy Amanda’s article about her experience at the Cultivate facilities
and her meeting with
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States, and is meant as an opportunity to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,
was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war.
The attorneys and staff of Jones Obenchain, LLP wish you and yours a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
merger happens when two separate business entities unite
to form one. Typically, one of them survives and the other ceases to exist as a
result of the combination. An acquisition involves the sale of assets or
ownership of one business entity
to another and the seller may or may not continue to exist. There are significant
and different tax, economic, operational, and liability issues depending on how
the deal is structured.
first step is usually signing a mutual confidentiality and non-disclosure
agreement. Then perhaps an exchange of basic
business and financial
information, followed by the start
on price and payment terms is only the start. Ideally,
there will soon be a non-binding letter of intent as to the basic parameters,
followed by a comprehensive definitive agreement. Among the points
– Are there assets or business units the buyer does not want? – Are there known
or potential claims and liabilities that the seller must give protection
– Do all of the seller’s employees keep their jobs? On what terms and
– How much time will it take to analyze financial and business records, and
what exactly should be examined?
– Do any customers, suppliers, landlords, banks, or government agencies need to
consent to or approve any aspect of the deal, and what happens if any of them
– Does the seller’s owner want a role in the new company?
The process can be stressful and often unpredictable. We
have the experience to make it work.
When we make tax
deductible charitable donations, we all like want to have confidence the
organizations to which we donate actually qualify to receive tax-deductible
contributions. The IRS has a helpful tool to assist you as you do your due
diligence when making a donation. To learn more about that tool and make use of
it visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tool-helps-donors-research-tax-exempt-organizations