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Klutz Quoted in The Journal Gazette article on Tax-Exempt Bonds

Zach Klutz was quoted in The Journal Gazette on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in an article about Tax Exempt Bonds. 

Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication

Barrett & McNagny is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2015. 

Shrader Re-Elected Board Secretary of the Indiana Debate Commission

Cathleen Shrader has been re-elected as Board Secretary of the Indiana Debate Commission. 

William Ramsey Writes Article for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana

William Ramsey writes article for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana. 

Szaferski Elected Partner

Emily S. Szaferski is elected a partner at Barrett & McNagny. 

Thomas Markle to speak at Family Law Seminar

Thomas J. Markle will speak at a Family Law Seminar hosted by the Allen County Bar Association. Mr. Markle’s will provide an update on family law developments in Obamacare, same sex marriage and retirement plans. 

Barrett & McNagny Welcomes Bewley & Koday

Barrett & McNagny welcomes George N. Bewley, Jr. & James Koday. 

Executive Committee for 2015 Announcement

Barrett & McNagny announces the 2015 Executive Committee, with Michael P. O'Hara as chair. 

Shrader Re-elected Secretary of the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners

Cathleen Shrader has been re-elected Secretary of the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners. 

Attorneys Join Barrett & McNagny

Benjamin D. Ice, William A. Ramsey and Rachel K. Steinhofer have all joined Barrett & McNagny LLP and will concentrate their practices in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation. 

Thomas Yoder to present at 2014 Year in Review Seminar

Thomas P. Yoder will be a presenter at the 2014 Year in Review Seminar hosted by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Mr. Yoder will provide a Bankruptcy Law update. 

Real Estate Group Featured in Home Builders Publication

The Real Estate Group at Barrett & McNagny was featured in the monthly publication, Impact, produced the Home Builders Association of Fort Wayne.

Herr Featured in Articles and Newscast about trip to Myanmar

Tom Herr was featured in articles in The Journal Gazette and The News-Sentinel and on 21Alive's newscast about his trip to Myanmar. 

Tom Markle Quoted in Article about Employee Benefits and Same Sex Marriage

Heminger Joins Barrett & McNagny

Marcus A. Heminger joins Barrett & McNagny as an associate. 

Herr and Swift Recognized at Allen County Bar Association Annual Meeting

Thomas A. Herr receives the Niemann Citiation from the Allen County Bar Association and Bill Swift was recognized for practicing law for fifty years.


Patrick G. Murphy, of the law firm of Barrett & McNagny LLP, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)

Barrett & McNagny Attorneys Recognized in Fort Wayne Monthly

Barrett & McNagny attorneys were recognized in Fort Wayne Monthly as Top Lawyers. 

Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America publication

Barrett & McNagny attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers® in America publication. 

Talarico writes an editorial about Fort Wayne's World Baseball Academy

Samuel J. Talarico writes an editorial for The Journal Gazette about the Fort Wayne World Baseball Academy.

Attorneys Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition Publication

Barrett & McNagny attorneys are recognized in the 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition. 

Gayed Comments on Bill Legalizing Unlocking Cell Phones

Jeremy Gayed comments to WFFT Fox Local about the impact of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act which legalizes unlocking cell phones. 

Chapman Publishes Book Titled "Snapshots"

Howard L. Chapman, a retired partner from Barrett & McNagny LLP, has published a book titled "Snapshots." 

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

The article below was featured in the Editorial section of The Journal Gazette on May 29, 2014 by Josh Neal, partner at Barrett & McNagny LLP

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

Barrett & McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2014.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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