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Posted on: May 29, 2018

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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XBE Certification in Marion County
By Christopher Engel, Krieg DeVault LLP
The Office of Minority & Women Business Development (OMWBD) certifies minority-, women-, veteran- and disability-owned business enterprises (collectively, XBEs) for the City of Indianapolis & Marion County’s XBE Utilization Program. To be certified, a business must meet the following requirements.
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Charitable Gift Planning with Donor-Advised Funds: Beyond the Basics
By Mary M. Stanley, Central Indiana Community Foundation
Donor-advised funds can be useful for any number of reasons. According to a 2017 report by the National Philanthropic Trust, there were over $85 billion assets in all donor advised funds. Donor-advised funds now outnumber traditional private foundations by more than three to one. 
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Indy Rezone: Rewriting Sign Regulations
By Elizabeth Bentz Williams, Clark Quin Moses Scott & Grahn LLP
As many know, Indianapolis adopted Indy Rezone as a comprehensive rewrite of the zoning regulations with the exception of the sign code in 2016. Currently, Indianapolis has undertaken the task of rewriting the sign regulations, including on-premise signs and billboards. One of the most important and difficult tasks in rewriting the sign code is the issue of content neutrality.
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Changes to Rules/Procedures for Marion County Sheriff's Sales
By John D. Waller, Wooden McLaughlin LLP
Rachel Winkler of the Marion County Civil Sheriff’s Office recently circulated an email to the local foreclosure community of lawyers, investors and bidders about some immediate changes to the local sheriff’s sale rules and procedures.
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Insurance Attorney Spotlight: Anna Mallon, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP
By Ian Goodman, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP
From time to time, we’ll write about insurance coverage practitioners. This month’s piece is a question-and-answer-style between Ian Goodman, a member of the Insurance Coverage Section Executive Committee and an attorney at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP, and Anna Mallon, a partner at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP. 
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