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Dedicated Indiana Attorneys Assist Businesses with Legal Concerns

Knowledgeable Merrillville lawyers advise owners on formation, contracts and disputes

From the time you decide to open your own business until the day you choose to hand over the reins, the attorneys at the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., can provide trustworthy guidance. From our Merrillville, Indiana office, we advise and represent entrepreneurial individuals and corporate boards in the Gary area and throughout Lake and Porter counties. Our lawyers can help you create a strategy for reaching your business goals that protects your bottom line. We also draw on an extensive business law background to advocate for your interests and assert your rights during disputes.

Experienced counselors help business owners make smart decisions

A successful business is proactive rather than reactive. We aim to provide skilled counsel that safeguards your company to minimize the potential for future disputes. We address your concerns regarding:

  • Contracts — A solid, detailed contract is one of the most valuable parts of a business owner’s toolbox. We draft, review and amend contracts for partnerships, employment, transactions, leases and more.
  • Intellectual property — By filing the correct paperwork, performing trademark research and acting against unfair competitors, we aim to protect the ideas and inventions that make your business unique.
  • Business torts — If another company or individual interferes with your company in a way that harms your business interests, we can seek a court injunction or monetary damages.
  • Mergers and acquisitions — Whether you want to sell your company or buy another, our attorneys can draw up the terms of the transaction and walk you through relevant tax and liability considerations.

When you trust our firm for your business needs, we will be by your side to provide support during your challenges and triumphs alike.

Strategic business lawyers help set up entities to limit liability and advance growth

The type of entity you establish for your business determines how you pay taxes, the level of oversight required, and who is liable if your business ends up in a civil dispute. Our attorneys work one on one with small business owners and corporate boards, explaining the legal implications of different business formation decisions.

Our firm can also provide comprehensive counsel for your business planning needs. Whether you are looking to grow or downsize, to enter into a new industry, or to prevent an employee complaint from turning into a bigger issue, we are here to help. If you would like to pass down your business to an heir, we can work with you to create a reliable succession plan.

Contact a respected Indiana business law firm to schedule a free initial consultation

For more than a decade, the attorneys at the Law Office of Weiss, Schmidgall and Hires, P.C., in Merrillville, Indiana have helped business clients resolve difficult problems and establish reliable strategies. Our firm handles a full suite of business law matters. To arrange for a free initial consultation, call us at 219-293-8988 or contact us online. We serve clients in and around Gary and throughout Lake County and Porter County.

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Victoria Bain

About Victoria Bain joined Weiss, Schmidgall & Hires as an associate attorney in 2023. She is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valparaiso University. During her time in college, she taught classes to incarcerated men at the Westville Correctional Facility,…

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Christopher R. Schmidgall

For more than ten years, Christopher Schmidgall has protected the lives of people who find themselves caught in the tangled machinery of criminal prosecution. With the skill and determination he’s demonstrated throughout his life, Chris offers them the help they need to get their lives back in order. Not long after graduating from Valparaiso...

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Amanda C. Hires

Following a remarkably accomplished academic career, Amanda Hires applied her record of success to servicing good people facing difficult situations. She served as a volunteer at the New Orleans Public Defender’s Office and worked intensively with prosecutors and defense attorneys while under the guidance of Judge Sheila Moss at the Lake County Superior Court...

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Jessica McPheeters

Jessica McPheeters is an associate attorney with her primary focus being in Estate Planning, Probate, Business Formation and Planning, and other general practice matters. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from Ball State University in 2014. Jessica then received her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law...

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