Practice Groups

Business Services

Chair: David Williams Russell

Harrison & Moberly’s Business Legal Services Group provides a full range of legal services in Indiana, nationwide and globally. Harrison & Moberly’s exclusive Indiana membership in the International Lawyers Network links us with 85 law firms in 65 countries. We are active founding members and sponsors of the annual Blue Chip Awards Program celebrating the excellence and success of Indiana businesses. The services afforded our clients by our corporate, business, tax, employment, wealth transfer and business litigation attorneys, among others, include:

 

Entity Formation

Subchapter C & S corporations; Limited Liability Companies; Limited Liability Partnerships; Professional corporations; Nonprofit entities and foundations and state and federal tax exemptions therefor; Domestic and international joint ventures; Limited partnerships; General partnerships.

 

Transactions

Domestic and Global – Mergers; Acquisitions; Reorganizations; Spin-offs and divisive reorganizations; Hart Scott Rodino & European pre-merger antitrust disclosure and compliance; Indiana and Delaware law opinions.

 

Taxation and Estate Planning

Negotiations and litigation with the Internal Revenue Service, Indiana Department of Revenue and Indiana Tax Court; Tax planning; Tax opinions; Wealth transfer planning; Estates; Wills; Charitable Trusts; Living Trusts; Probate.

 

Employment Law and Litigation

Discrimination: federal, state and administrative cases (EEOC); Defense of wrongful termination claims; Employment agreements; Non-competes; Confidentiality agreements; Severance agreements; Employment policies and procedures; Labor law; NLRB proceedings; negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

 

Business Planning

Shareholders agreements; Preorganization agreements; Buy-sell and buyout agreements; Succession planning; Voting agreements; Stock options and warrants.

 

Utility Law and Regulation

Energy, water, sewer and communications matters; Rate case presentations, reviews and special contracts; Alternate regulatory plan assessments; Cost allocations, rate design and cost of service analysis; Certification and compliance; Interconnection agreements; Tariff compliance and reviews; Utilities mortgages, financings and easements; State and federal regulatory issues, arbitrations, hearings and appeals.

 

Securities

Public securities offerings; Private placements; Limited Liability Company offerings; Securities and Exchange Commission compliance; State “blue sky” law compliance; Real estate syndications; Venture capital deals; Security and Exchange Commission Rule 144 and Williams Act compliance.

 

Debt Financings

Bank and insurance company secured and unsecured lending.

 

Technologies Law

Patent, trademark, copyright and know how licensing; Trademark and copyright applications; Manufacturing agreements; Technology transfers; Technical assistance agreements; Software and hardware licenses; Software development agreements; Computer licenses; Web hosting agreements; Internet and cyberspace law ; Intellectual property protection.

 

Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law

Filmmaker agreements; Writers’ contracts; Record production deals; Advertising agreements; Rights transfer agreements; Sales of sports teams; Character licensing; Representation of visual artists and sculptors.

 

Sales Agreements

Domestic and Global – Terms of purchase and sale; Parts supply agreements; Security agreements; Consignment sales agreements; Distributorship agreements; Manufacturers/sales representative agreements; Franchise law compliance and franchising agreements; Antitrust compliance and litigation.

 

Privacy Law

HIPAA Health Privacy Law compliance; PATRIOT Act concerns; Anti-spam law concerns.

 

International

Immigration law; Foreign sales corporations; Customs appeals; Export licensing issues; Assistance in doing business abroad; International powers of attorney; Apostille documents; Treaty of Rome (European antitrust) compliance; Legalization of documents for use abroad; Treaty law.