Portage, Indiana Business Lawyers

Alexander I. Passo
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Ogden Dunes, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 706-9990 73 Ski Hill
Ogden Dunes, IN 46368
Business, Appeals, Construction and Legal Malpractice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alexander (Alex) Passo is a trial lawyer that represents clients on a variety of matters with a concentration on: internal business disputes, emergency business litigation, breaches of contract, fraud and professional negligence. Alex has successfully resolved several cases where his clients have recovered over $1,000,000.00.

Alex is a problem solver. Akin to the most notable historical Alexander, he enjoys solving the 21st century’s version of the Gordian knot - complex business disputes. These types of legal controversies often contain a multitude of problems and he employs an analytical approach to solving them - first identifying his clients’ objectives and...
Portage, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 763-7413 3207 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN 46368
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Portage, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 762-5574 6226 Central Ave
Portage, IN 46368
Business, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Portage, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 763-7977 6037 Robbins Rd
Portage, IN 46368
Business, Criminal, DUI and Health Care
Portage, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 764-3900 3437 Airport Rd
Portage, IN 46368
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Portage, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 762-0494 3200 Willowcreek Rd
Portage, IN 46368
Business, Criminal and DUI
Betsy Walits
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 508-8607 821 E. Lincolnway
Suite 4
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
State University of New York - Buffalo
Betsy taught Business Law, Employment Law, Human Resources, Hospitality and related courses for 6 years at Purdue. Formerly, she was a tenured faculty member at Niagara University, in Niagara Falls NY, and received her Law Degree at SUNY Buffalo while teaching there. Betsy has been an Indiana Attorney since 2006, and is the former Executive Director of the Lake County Bar Association, and among other things was in charge of their referral network. Betsy has conducted academic research and has been a featured speaker all across North America speaking on legal and nonlegal subjects.
Brian Custy
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(844) 287-8952 4004 Campbell Street, Suite 4
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Business, Construction, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Brian was accepted to and attended the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in 2016. The Trial Lawyers College was established by legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence to train attorneys who represent the interests of people and not insurance companies, the government or large corporations.

Brian has handled federal and state court cases involving: commercial, rental, and employment contracts; trade secrets; torts including wrongful death, product liability, serious personal injury and malpractice; consumer fraud; federal criminal defense; class actions; employment discrimination; business disputes; construction disputes; fraudulent conveyances; judgment collection; and appeals of such matters including presentation of oral argument to appellate...
Connor H Nolan
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Chesterton, IN Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(219) 926-2114 Harris Welsh & Lukmann
107 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Connor Nolan received undergraduate degrees from Purdue University (B.A. Political Science & B.A. English, 2011) and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015). In Law School, Connor completed externships as a student clerk with three federal judges in the Northern District of Indiana. Connor joined the firm as an associate attorney in September 2015, he is in general practice with concentrations of trial practice, business representation, real estate, estate planning, and municipal law.
Charles F.G. Parkinson
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Chesterton, IN Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(219) 926-2114 107 Broadway
Chesterton, IN 46304
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Charles Parkinson has been licensed to practice in Indiana since 1998. Since then, he has practiced primarily in the areas of employment, real estate, business law, and litigation. In addition, he has spoken to numerous groups on topics ranging from employment wage and hour laws to planning and zoning.
Burton A. Padove
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Cynthia Salinas-McClure
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Chesterton, IN Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(219) 395-1776 1470 W US HWY 20
Chesterton, IN 46304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Anthony Ashford
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Chesterton, IN Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(219) 728-5210 1100 S. Calumet Rd.
Suite B
Chesterton, IN 46304
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Insurance Claims
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Michael T. Sawyier
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Chesterton, IN Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(219) 926-4200 830 East Sidewalk Road
Chesterton, IN 46304
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
Attorney Michael T. Sawyier has 40 years of experience in estate planning. A graduate of Harvard University, the University of Chicago Law School and Yale University, he has a combination of broad knowledge, in-depth education and extensive experience that enhances the value of the legal services he provides. He also holds a Master's degree in Taxation from the John Marshall Law School, enabling him to prepare and analyze estate and real estate transactions to minimize tax liability and exposure. Mr. Sawyier concentrates his practice in the areas of asset protection, estate and business planning, business law, and real estate. Michael...
Burton A. Padove
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Highland, IN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(877) 446-5294 2327 45th St
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Highland, IN 46322
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I have been practicing law for 28 years and am licensed in Indiana and Illinois. I am a people lawyer representing clients and helping them in their day to day legal needs throughout Indiana and Illinois. I also have clients across the country. I am a leading contributor each month to WWW. LAW GURU.COM where over 100,000 people have viewed my answers to various legal questions.

Presently I am assisting a number of victims who have suffered side effects from drug medications such as Avandia, Levaquin and Yaz. Sometimes that means suing the drug manufacturers, other times, the doctor...
Lisa A. Berdine
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Merrillville, IN Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(219) 750-9100 9111 Broadway
Suite C
Merrillville, IN 46410
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Following graduation from Purdue University Calumet with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and a Minor in Philosophy, I attended Valparaiso University School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree. In 2004, I was admitted to the Supreme Court of the State of Indiana and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Indiana. After graduation, I went on to work in the City of Hammond Legal Aid Clinic, working as an associate attorney representing many clients of very little means in a variety of civil law matters. Through this, I was able to gain valuable...
Isaac Isaiah Carr
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(219) 230-3600 57 Michigan Avenue
Suite 101
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business and Real Estate
Valparaiso University and Valparaiso University School of Law
Isaac Carr graduated from Valparaiso University Law School summa cum laude with his Juris Doctorate as well as the AACSB-accredited Valparaiso University School of Business with his Masters in Business Administration. Areas of focus include business formation and strategy, contract writing, corporate finance, and various other aspects of the business world.
Jared R. Tauber
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Schererville, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 865-6666 1415 Eagle Ridge Dr
Schererville, IN 46375
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Terrence Rubino
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Dyer, IN Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(219) 322-8222 275 Joliet St
Dyer, IN 46311
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
The John Marshall Law School
at rubino,ruman,crosmer and polen we have an active firm. it consists of 11 lawyers, 4 paralegals, a fulltime accident investigator and numerous support staff. although we are probably most known for our civil litigation in personal injury and wrongful death, we have a full service practice ranging from bank,corporate,medical practice,employment,insurance,probate/estate planning and domestic representation. we believe in the team concept, proactivity and an organized approach to problem solving. one motto we live by is that an honest case is the best case. we promise to treat every client honestly and with respect.
Adam Decker
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Crown Point, IN Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
10200 Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Patents
Office located at 10200 Broadway, Crown Point, Indiana. Telephone (219) 663-7400. Adam Decker has practiced law in Crown Point since 1994.
Robert Hess
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Saint John, IN Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(219) 365-3333 7880 Wicker Avenue (U.S. 41)
Suite 201
Saint John, IN 46373
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Northwestern University School of Law
Robert M. Hess, President and founding member of Sachs & Hess, P.C., practices primarily in the areas of Family Law; Personal Injury; and Business Law. He received his B.S. from Indiana University in 1961 and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1966. From 1961 to 1963, he served in the United States Army, as a First Lieutenant. Mr. Hess was admitted to the Indiana and Illinois Bars in 1966. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana, and the United States Supreme Court.
Kent Jeffirs
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Crown Point, IN Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(219) 663-7781 104 West Clark Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Tara K. Tauber
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Schererville, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 865-6666 1415 Eagle Ridge Dr
Schererville, IN 46375
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Rhett L. Tauber
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Schererville, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 865-6666 1415 Eagle Ridge Dr
Schererville, IN 46375
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
Mr.  Daniel Zamudio
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Griffith, IN Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(219) 924-2300 233 South Colfax Avenue
Griffith, IN 46319
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Patents
The John Marshall Law School
Brian Woodward
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Merrillville, IN Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(219) 736-9990 200 E 90th Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Mr. Woodward concentrates his practice on defending individuals charged with crimes in state and federal courts. He has represented criminal defendants for 24 years, both privately and as court-appointed counsel. Presently, Mr. Woodward is a panel attorney for the Federal Defender’s office representing federal defendants in such matters as drug crimes, conspiracies, felon-in-possession of a firearm, immigration violations, bank robberies, and other federal charges. He also represents private clients charged with federal charges, including white collar crimes. On the state level, Mr. Woodward represents private clients charged with all levels of felony or misdemeanor. He is also a member of...
Mr. Christopher Allen Buckley
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(219) 531-7787 251 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Free ConsultationBusiness, DUI, Divorce and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
David Blaskovich
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Highland, IN Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(219) 595-0033 2850 45th Street
Highland, IN 46322
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Dave Blaskovich is an attorney serving business and individual clients in the state and federal courts of Indiana and Illinois. Dave’s experience includes many areas of law, with a focus on real estate, business transactions, and creditors’ rights litigation.

Dave’s experience includes the representation of lenders, investors, landlords, and other businesses. During the past several years, Dave has devoted a substantial amount of his time and efforts on matters related to real estate and real estate investment. His efforts have included negotiating and drafting purchase-sale and lease agreements; representation for acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, businesses, and other assets;...
Fred Grady
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 462-2460 Harris Bank Building, Suite One
750 S. Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Fred Grady was raised in Valparaiso, and is a graduate of Indiana University School of Business, with a degree in finance, and of Valparaiso University School of Law. Fred gained valuable litigation and trial experience as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, as lead counsel on numerous jury trials involving a wide variety of Federal criminal violations and civil actions. During his tenure at the United States Attorney's Office, Fred was assigned to work with the Special Grand Jury on white collar crime and political corruption with the Chicago Strike Force investigations. Fred has also...
Lemuel Stigler
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Merrillville, IN Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(219) 939-7046 6010 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
Business, Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
University of Iowa
I HAVE BEEN A LAKE COUNTY INDIANA PUBLIC DEFENDER SINCE 1996. MY PRIVATE PRACTICE IS WITH CIPRIANO RODRIGUEZ III AND MARK CHARGUALF. I THINK THAT WE MAKE A GOOD LITIGATION TEAM!!!
Daniel Freeland
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Highland, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 922-0800 9105 Indianapolis Blvd.
Highland, IN 46322
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Michael Miller
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(219) 465-1197 701 East Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Estate Planning, Legal Malpractice and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
Michael B. Miller has over 16 years experience in estate planning, probate, trusts, business and real estate law.
Jeffrey Gunning
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Munster, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 836-3050 9245 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Kevin Smith
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Dyer, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 322-8222 275 Joliet St
Dyer, IN 46311
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
Daniel E Timm
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 230-3600 57 Michigan Avenue
Suite 101
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Employment, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Richard P. Busse
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Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 531-1723 7 Napoleon Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Divorce
Gary, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 938-8080 607 S Lake St
Gary, IN 46403
Business
Gary, IN Business Law Attorney
(219) 939-9511 6941 Ironwood Ave
Gary, IN 46403
Business, Civil Rights and Municipal
Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 465-6292 1109 Glendale Blvd
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 462-5104 2110 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Valparaiso, IN Business Law Lawyer
(219) 508-6051 2110 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Business, Civil Rights, Elder and Estate Planning
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