CCHA Partner Leslie C. Henderzahs Elected Vice President of the Indiana State Bar Association

CCHA is proud to announce that partner Leslie C. Henderzahs was elected as vice president of the Indiana State Bar...

The never-ending question: Are student-athletes employees?

The past several months, we have seen courts around the country opine on whether student-athletes should be considered employees for...

The H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa

The first thing many people think about when they hear immigration and visas is the maze of forms, processes, and...

CCHA Partner Douglas D. Church Honored by ILA with Marjorie Klinck Outstanding Leadership Award

CCHA is proud to announce that partner Douglas D. Church was chosen by the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) as the...

Will Estate Tax Reform Eliminate Need for Estate Planning?

It is assumed there is going to be some sort of estate tax reform.  Whether the estate is entirely...

Are your Public Works Agreements Up To Date?

Recent Indiana General Assembly sessions have made significant changes to public bidding requirements and have affected how projects are bid...

NCAA Adopts New Time Management Plan for Student Athletes

Beginning August 1, 2017, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) will put legislation in place with regard to a new time management pla...

Obtain a Competitive Advantage as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

A small business that has a minority, female, or veteran owner with at least 51% ownership could be eligible to obtain...

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing by Public Employers

When it comes to drug testing employees, public employers are subject to different standards than private employers. Public employers, unlike...

Pre-Suit Mediation: What Is It And Will It Work For You

The Indiana Supreme Court adopted rules providing for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) a number of years ago. The idea...

The NLRB Continues to Treat Student-Athletes as Employees

On September 22, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an Advice Memorandum relating to Northwestern’s Football Handbook.  Strangely, the M...

Guidelines To Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil

Incorporating a business can provide business owners protection from personal liability. However, a creditor could still undertake “piercing the c...

Your Digital Assets

In 2016 the Indiana Legislature adopted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. This Act allows you...

What Authority Does a Police Merit Board Have?

Many Indiana police departments have merit boards.  However, police officers, merit board members, and citizens are sometimes confused or...

"What Now?" The Wisdom and Benefits of Seeking Assistance on Appeal

You've spent months investigating, planning, strategizing, reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, taking depositions, filing and responding to motions, attending pretrial...

The Ultimate Shield Protections of Incorporating

One of the primary concerns of business owners is their personal liability. Liability insurance and risk management practices are...

The NCAA's Committee on Infractions Means Business

A few months ago, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions issued its report in the long-awaited case of the University o...

Should Your Estate Plan Include a Trust?

Many clients ask if they need a trust.  There are several types of trusts including but not limited to...

Observing Corporate Formalities

Business owners often view corporate formalities as burdensome and needless. Often, a company will not have formal annual meetings,...

CCHA Welcomes Julie Roe Lach

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Roe Lach as an of counsel attorney...

CCHA Partner Séamus Boyce To Receive IBF’s William G. Baker Award

CCHA is proud to announce that attorney Séamus P. Boyce is the recipient of the Indiana Bar Foundation’s (IB...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear O'Bannon Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) case.  After 7 y...

Divorce and Social Media

Pin it…Text it…Post it…Tweet it…You Tube it…Whatever your favorite platform...

CCHA Partner Leslie Henderzahs Receives Prestigious Gale M. Phelps Award

CCHA is proud to announce attorney Leslie C. Henderzahs is the recipient of the 2016 Gale M....

Can Anyone Watch a Video Recorded on a Police Body Camera or In-Car Camera?

On July 1, 2016, a new Indiana law went into effect that regulates who may view audio and/or video of a...

Trademarks for Schools

Schools are increasingly realizing the value of protecting their intellectual property, including trademarks. Registering and protecting trademarks can help to...

Keep Watchful Eyes on Your Advanced Aging Loved Ones

As we advance beyond the role of caregiver for our children and into the role of caregiver for our parents...

How Much Can I Give Away Tax Free?

I frequently run into people who are confused about how much they can give away without paying taxes. First...

Intellectual Property Considerations for Business Startups

We work with business start-ups frequently to both organize their business entities and to facilitate additional start-up activities. Startups face...

What is the impact of the US Department of Labor December 2016 rule change on overtime exemption for salaried employees?

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule that significantly increases the minimum salary for the executive, adm...

Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Indiana Schools + Educational Entities

There have been many legislative developments affecting Indiana school and educational entities. The most significant is that Congress enacted Every...

Mandatory E-filing Is Here

The Indiana Supreme Court’s statewide electronic filing initiative marks an important milestone on July 1, 2016.  For the first t...

CCHA Welcomes Molly C. Richman To Firm

CCHA welcomes Molly C. Richman to the firm. Molly joins CCHA as an associate attorney after serving as...

How A Joint Account Is Treated At Death

Suppose your Last Will and Testament leaves your estate to your three children in equal shares, but you add only...

CCHA Welcomes Former Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Kevin S. Smith, To Firm

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Kevin S. Smith to the firm June 1, 2016. Smith joins CCHA as a partner after...

Can my Employees Record our Conversations?

The Scenario: You call Eli Employee into a meeting to discuss his poor performance. As you begin the meeting Eli...

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Starting a Company

The State of Indiana allows for six (6) basic organizations: Sole Proprietorships; General Partnerships; Limited Partnerships; Limited Liability Partnerships; Limited Liability...

Like the TOMS Shoes Business Model? Try forming a Benefit Corporation

Indiana currently has 6 options from which business owners can decide on the type of legal entity for their company: a...

College Expenses

Parents preparing to send their children to college face many questions and uncertainties: Will my child be safe? Will she...

Do I need a Lawyer?

Here are a few scenarios that may seem familiar:  -         ...

Will Death Taxes Be the Death of You? No!

For decades, death taxes (inheritance and estate) have been a problem for planning one’s estate.  At times, the t...

The Basics of Indiana’s Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act

Elected officials should be aware of their duty to comply with Indiana’s Open Door Laws and Access Public Record A...

What are a non-custodial parent’s rights to their child at school?

In Indiana, there are two types of custody: legal custody (the authority and responsibility for major decisions concerning the child’s...

Beyond the Brady Bunch

Statistics show that over 40% of adults in America have at least one step-relative and that approximately one-third of all marriages...

Is a One-Way Buy-Sell Agreement right for your business?

Being the sole owner of a business – whether you are operating as a proprietorship, one-owner corporation, or LLC – creates special iss...

NCAA Rules Compliance: Head Coach Control

In August 2013, the NCAA revised an NCAA rule regarding a head coach’s responsibility for his or her program.  A...

The New CCHA Brand

Over the course of the last year, we dedicated some time to look at the Church Church Hittle + Antrim ...

Five Key Things to Look for in an Employee Severance Agreement

A severance agreement can be an optimal way to terminate an employment relationship from both the employee and the employer’s...

Nine CCHA Partners Recognized by Super Lawyers

CCHA is pleased to announce that nine of our partners have received the distinction of being named 2016 Super Lawyers or 2016 “R...

Estate Planning 101

A friend recently told me that she did not need an estate plan because she did not have any assets...