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The News With John

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. 
Barce Quoted on Succession Planning for Retail Businesses Article
Barce participates in NeighborLink 10th Anniversary Celebration
Barrett & McNagny Listed in 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings
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.
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.”

Barce, John C.


Phone: 260-423-8889
Fax: 260-423-8920
Email: jcb@barrettlaw.com



  • Business transactions; federal and state taxation; charitable planning; estate and business succession planning; intellectual property and biotechnology licensing; tax controversies
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, and United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana


  • Martindale-Hubbell’s "AV® Preeminent ™" Peer Review Rating*
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2015 publication for the practice areas of Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, and Corporate Law
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Taxation Section (Former Chair, 2003-2004)
  • Member, Allen County Bar Association
    • Business and Corporate Section
  • "Pitfalls to Avoid in Business Succession Planning", Fort Wayne Estate Planning Council (May, 2011)
  • "Exit Planning, Succession Issues and Tax Matters", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (October, 2009)
  • "Ethical Issues to Consider in Connection with the Sale of a Law Practice", Allen County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (November, 2006)
  • "Family Business Succession Plan Warrants A Custom Solution", BusinessWeek magazine Point-of-Law article (www./point-of-law.com/barrett.asp) July, 2004.
  • "Reality Succession Planning", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (October, 2004).
  • "Current Issues Affecting the Use of Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships in Gift and Estate Planning," Indiana State Bar Association Tax Section Meeting (April, 2000).
  • "Single-Owner Limited Liability Companies: The New Disregarded Entity," Res Gestae (June, 1998).
  • "Planning With Single-Owner Entities," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (December, 1998).
  • "Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies - Effective Use in Estate and Succession Planning," Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (April, 1996).
  • "Service Issues Guidelines for LLC Classification," Tax Talk, Vo. II, No. 3, Summer 1995, pp. 6-8.
  • "Defending Against the Service`s Renewed Audit Emphasis on Accumulated Earnings Tax," Journal of Taxation, Vol. 77, No. 6 December, 1992.
  • "Federal Tax Procedure: Audits, Appeals and Collection," (September, 1991).
  • "Sales of Assets, Dissolution and Winding Up," R.E. Deer`s Indiana Corporation Law and Practice, Ch. 11 (Prentice Hall, 1990)


    • Connection Ministry, Blackhawk Ministries
    • Volunteer Attorney, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
    • Co-Founder and Director, Neighborlink Fort Wayne Foundation (www.neighborlinknetworkfoundation.org)
    • Director, Neighborlink Network Foundation (www.nlfw.org)
    • Board of Directors, BCS Foundation, Inc. (Renew Upscale Resale)
    • Former Director, A Hope Center (formerly Crisis Pregnancy Center)
    • Leadership Fort Wayne Graduate (1989-1999)


    • Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1989)
    • Indiana University School of Business (BS with high distinction, 1986)

    * AV® Preeminent ™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. The AV rating is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

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