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In The News

Herr Receives Fort Wayne Sister Cities Chapman Award at Gala

Herr Featured in The Iowa Lawyer magazine

Thomas Herr was featured in an article by Guy Cook, President of the Iowa Bar. 

Klutz Appointed to Indiana Election Commision

Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication

Tom Herr Discusses Fort Wayne Sister Cities Program with Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Barrett & McNagny Congratulates Irene Walters for Receiving the Legend of Leadership Award

Barce Quoted on Succession Planning for Retail Businesses Article

Klutz Elected Partner

Horton Featured in Res Gestae

Tom Horton featured in Res Gestae

Barce participates in NeighborLink 10th Anniversary Celebration

Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013 Publication

Barrett & McNagny attorneys recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition 2013. 

Barrett & McNagny Listed in 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings

Woenker Featured in Business People Article

Shirey a Member of the Inaugural Board for Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

Yoder Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America

Thomas P. Yoder recognized by Best Lawyers® in America as a Best Lawyer for Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Retired Attorney, Howard Chapman, Donates to IPFW's Chapman Scholars Program

Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce the firm attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in their respective practice areas.

Szaferski Joins Barrett & McNagny

Barrett & McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Emily S. Szaferski has joined the firm.

Kylee Shirey a 2013 Athena Young Professional Leadership Nominee

Kylee Shirey was recognized by the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce as a 2013 Athena Young Professional Leadership Nominee.

Barrett & McNagny LLP Joins International Legal Alliance

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce it has joined TAGLaw®, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms. Barrett & McNagny LLP will be the member of TAGLaw representing northern Indiana.

Barrett & McNagny LLP Listed in 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings

The Fort Wayne law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.

Barrett & McNagny Attorneys In the News

Thomas M. Niezer, Josh C. Neal, Thomas M. Fink, Thomas M. Kimbrough and Henry P. Najdeski are featured in various news articles

Fort Wayne Monthly Lists Barrett & McNagny Attorneys

The August 2012 issue of Fort Wayne Monthly listed nine attorneys from Barrett & McNagny LLP in its Top Lawyers Listing.

Business People Profile of Do it Best Corp

It’s unusual for someone still very much at the top of his game to be recognized for career achievements, but that’s exactly what happened this year to Bob Taylor, President and CEO of Do it Best Corp.

In Memoriam - John M. Clifton, Jr.

JOHN M. CLIFTON JR., 75, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Indianapolis, he retired senior partner from Barrett McNagny from 1963-2007.

Indiana Debate Commission Re-elects Shrader

The Indiana Debate Commission has re-elected Cathleen M. Shrader the Executive Committee Chairperson for 2012. She was appointed in the fall of 2010 to the Commission’s Board of Directors.

Indiana Senate Passes Right to Work

Indiana Senate Passes Right to Work.

Thomas M. Niezer selected as an Everyday Star for The Murosity Project

The Everyday Star represented in my painting is Tom Niezer - William Grant Professional Artist.

Estate Tax... Anyone's Guess...

By Philip A. Wagler
Much is being made by political campaigns and the media of the expiration of the “Bush tax cuts,” provisions passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in 2001 and 2003 that extended tax relief to many Americans

Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

By Philip A. Wagler
Estate planning is an area that many people have on their “to do” list. You may be one of them, thinking that you need to get a will in place so that your affairs are in order. Depending on your situation, this may include appointing a guardian for your children, setting up testamentary trusts for your children or grandchildren, making sure a niece receives a certain family heirloom, or giving a sum of money to a charitable organization. Estate planning is the process where you take care of each of these desires, but for the purposes of this article it is the desire to make a gift to a charitable organization that is highlighted.

Charitable Contributions

By Philip A. Wagler
Charitable contributions yield many benefits: a financial benefit for the charity, the joy of giving for the donor, and (potentially) a tax deduction for the donor. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Publication 526 describes a charitable contribution as “a donation or gift to, or for the use of, a qualified organization. It is voluntary and is made without getting, or expecting to get, anything of equal value.” The qualified organizations of which the IRS refers in this definition include churches and most nonprofit groups.

Right to Work

Indiana Governor Daniels signed the Right to Work Bill into law on 2-1-12. Indiana thus becomes the 23rd state to have a Right to Work law.

Herr & Yoder selected as "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers"

Mr. Thomas A. Herr and Mr. Thomas P. Yoder were both selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers® in America as "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers". Mr. Herr was selected as the “Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year” and Mr. Yoder as the "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Litigation- Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year".

Barrett & McNagny, only Fort Wayne Law Firm in Fortune Magazine

Barrett & McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in Fortune Magazine’s inaugural “2012 Top Ranked Law Firms” listing in Fortune’s December 26, 2011 “2012 Investor’s Guide” issue.

Robert S. Walters Recognized as a Lawyer of the Year

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce that Robert S. Walters was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers® in America as the "Fort Wayne Best Lawyers Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year".

Wagler Appears on Lawyers on Call

Philip A. Wagler appears on Lawyers on Call, WPTA

HIPAA Final Rule Compliance Deadline is Approaching Quickly

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the much anticipated final omnibus rule implementing the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) under HIPAA.


On February 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final rule which will make information publicly available about payments or other transfers of value from certain manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals and medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to physicians and teaching hospitals.

Tom Herr Interviewed for President's Day

Tom Herr interviewed by The News-Sentinel for his role as President of Fort Wayne Sister Cities International program. 

Thomas Niezer comments on real estate projects featured in The News-Sentinel

Thomas M. Niezer comments about two real estate projects that will impact the city of Fort Wayne in an article by Kevin Leininger from The News-Sentinel.

New I-9 Requirements

The U.S. Department of Homeland security has posted the new I-9 form that will be required to be used on and after May 7, 2013.

Kylee Shirey Selected as a 40 Under 40 Recipient

Kylee Shirey was selected as a 40 Under 40 Recipient by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly publication.

Tom Herr featured in The News-Sentinel

Tom Herr was featured in The News-Sentinel for his involvement with the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International program and his recent trip to Burma.

Controversial NLRB notice posting rule vacated on appeal

The D.C. Circuit vacated a controversial NLRB rule requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the NLRA, upholding a challenge brought by several employer groups.

Legal Alliance TAGLaw Awarded “Elite” Ranking in Chambers Global 2013

Barrett & McNagny LLP has announced that its legal alliance, TAGLaw®, has been recognized as “Elite” in the Chambers Global 2013 rankings guide for legal networks.

Shirey Featured on First News Saturday Discussing Lemonade Day

Kylee Shirey and Phil Maurizi were featured on April 20, 2013 on First News Saturday on WANE discussing how Lemonade Day teaches kids to operate their own business. 

Shirey Featured on WANE TV for work with Lemonade Day Fort Wayne 2013

Kylee J. Shirey, co-director of Lemonade Day Fort Wayne, was featured on WANE TV on Lemonade Day in Fort Wayne

Shirey Featured in News-Sentinel Article on Lemonade Day

Kylee J. Shirey was featured in a News-Sentinel article about Lemonade Day Fort Wayne 2013.

Robert Keen Joins Barrett & McNagny

Barrett & McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Robert T. Keen, Jr. has joined the firm.

Retired Partner Compiles a Book

Howard J. Chapman, a retired partner from the law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP, has published a book titled “The Wisdom of Howard”.

Klutz to Speak at YLNI Candidate Bootcamp

Zach Klutz will present on June 12, 2013 at the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Candidate Bootcamp where he will be speaking on "Legal Issues".

Barrett & McNagny receives legal award from the Corporate Intl Magazine

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce it was chosen as the Client Choice winner of the 2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award for the category of ‘Corporate Law-Law Firm of the Year in Indiana.”

Niezer Elected to Role in St. Thomas More Society

Thomas M. Niezer was elected treasurer of the newly formed St. Thomas More Society, a private association affiliated with  the Fort Wayne South Bend Diocese serving under the oversight of Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes.

Thomas Markle a Panelist for Health Care Breakfast

Thomas J. Markle was a panelist at the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly's Power Breakfast on August 22, 2013 at The Landmark concentrating on the topic of the Affordable Care Act.

Klutz Elected Vice President of McMillen Center for Health Education

Zachary E. Klutz was elected Vice President of the Board for the McMillen Center for Health Education.

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