In The News
"Why your company needs a document retention policy"
By Hillary L. Knipstein
Attorney Hillary Knipstein explains the importance of having a document retention policy in place for a company.
Fink to be the Chairperson of the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana Board of Directors
Klutz to Present at 2014 Indiana Legislative Update
Zach Klutz will present at a 2014 Indiana Legislative Update on July 10, 2014.
Yarnelle & Wladecki Join Barrett & McNagny as Summer Clerks
Sarah Wladecki and Katie Yarnelle will be summers clerks for Barrett & McNagny.
Barrett & McNagny Featured in Business People
"No Purchase Required"
By Anne E. Simerman
Article by Anne Simerman titled "No Purchase Required" which discusses some of the state and federal laws applicable when running promotions, sweepstakes and giveaways.
Barrett & McNagny Featured in Business People for Fitness Facility
Barrett & McNagny and Managing Partner, Anthony Stites, were featured in the June issue of Business People magazine for an article about workplace fitness facilities.
Michmerhuizen Admitted to Practice in Michigan
Micheal Michmerhuizen admitted to practice law in the state of Michigan.
Neal Writes Article for The Journal Gazette Regarding Huntertown Annexation
Howard Chapman Participates in Northwestern University School of Law's Faculty Chair Ceremony
Howard Chapman participates in Northwestern University School of Law's Faculty Chair Ceremony where Matthew Spitzer was installed.
Cohen Featured on Indiana's NewsCenter for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner
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 Commission
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
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 a Member of the Inaugural Board for Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
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
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.
Shirey Featured on First News Saturday Discussing Lemonade Day
Kylee Shirey and Phil Maurizi were featured on April 20, 2013 and May 11, 2013 on First News Saturday on WANE discussing how Lemonade Day teaches kids to operate their own business.
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.
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.
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.
Shirey a Part of Lemonade Day 2012
Kylee Shirey, co-director of Lemonade Day 2012, is featured in WANE interviews.
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.
DEVICE MANUFACTURERS REQUIRED TO REPORT PAYMENTS TO PHYSICIANS
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 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.
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.