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Posted on: Jan 15, 2021

Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently expanded the de facto merger principles to impose successor liability on the purchaser of assets in New Nello Operating Co., LLC v. CompressAir. The de facto merger doctrine is an exception to the general rule that the purchaser of assets is not responsible for the seller’s liabilities absent fraud or an agreement to assume the liability. In New Nello, the Court concluded that the purchaser of assets in a strict foreclosure sale was responsible for certain liabilities of the seller, notwithstanding that there was no overlapping ownership between the companies.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020

It's the season of giving and even during the hardships of 2020, generous sponsors, bidders and donors helped the Indianapolis Bar Foundation raise over $26,000 during IndyBar's Giving, this year's online silent auction to benefit the programs and initiatives of the foundation.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020

Using Letters of Intent, Memorandums of Understanding, Term Sheets, and other preliminary documents are key to negotiating complex transactions as discussed in a recent Forbes article.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2020

2020 has been (and no doubt will continue to be) like riding a roller coaster in a hurricane. Fortunately, for the IndyBar, we have a committed membership that has responded in amazing ways. While the pandemic will affect the practice of law for years to come, we can all be proud of the work our association did to respond in positive and uplifting ways. In a non-COVID year, we would typically recognize our IndyBar award winners at our annual Recognition Breakfast — typically a packed event with comradery and good cheer. Like many things this year, we will recognize our award winners in different (but no less important) ways.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020

With indemnification claims on the rise over the past few years (see  AIG’s 2020 claims intelligence report available here), check out this recently presented CLE regarding Indemnification Provisions and Limitations in M&A Transactions for an overview of indemnification provisions terms and handling indemnification claims.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2020

IndyBar will be offering free wills to Indy-area residents who cannot afford an attorney on Tuesday, November 10. This offering was originally being offered exclusively to veterans in conjunction with Veteran’s Day; however, we have a few openings still available so we are opening the opportunity up to all residents subject to meeting financial requirements at 150% of the Federal Poverty guidelines.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2020

As 2020 ticks to a close, IndyBar sections and divisions are in the process of evaluating their committee rosters and determining vacancies for 2021. Now is the perfect time to indicate your interest in serving on a committee. While space is limited, every effort will be made to involve anyone expressing interest in some capacity.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2020

The Business Law Section recently hosted a program covering drafting and negotiating remedies provisions in commercial contracts. Here are the things you should remember.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2020

In anticipation of the Business Law Section's Sept. 29 CLE, When Transactions Turn Into Litigation, here is a quick primer on just a few fundamental issues (with respect to one industry—construction) that must be navigated when considering or pursuing litigation of contracts, especially during a pandemic.


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