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Business / Commercial Litigation

Our firm is highly experienced in all aspects of business litigation, from handling complex business disputes for Fortune 500 companies, to contentious partnership, shareholder, and commercial disputes governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, Thomas Law leverages its litigation experience, coupled with a “business-minded” approach, to find practical solutions to resolve disputes on behalf of its clients.

Employment Law / Human Resources

Employers are faces with a myriad of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the workplace. In order to comply with these laws and to provide a positive workplace, employers must dedicate resources to labor and employment law issues. Unfortunately, many small businesses, still today, either don’t have an employment policy handbook, or the employment policy handbook contains provisions which, if followed, are blatant violations of federal and/or state laws. Every employer, large and small, needs a detailed employment policy handbook to clearly outline their policies and procedures. At Thomas Law, we work diligently with our clients in connection with their workplace needs. From traditional labor issues, to employment litigation, to workplace safety, Thomas Law provides efficient, client-focused services in all areas of labor and employment law.

Our office drafts custom employment policy handbooks for our clients for a cost-effective flat fee. We make as many changes as needed to ensure we get it right before it is distributed to your employees. If you’re not sure whether your employee policy handbook is accurate (or if you don’t have one at all), contact Thomas Law for an evaluation of your situation without cost or obligation. 

Business / Commercial Litigation

At Thomas Law, Clients Gain Confidence From Working With A Savvy Legal Professional With A Deep Understanding Of The Specifics Their Individual Situations Present

  • Wage & Hour Violations
    • Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor
    • Misclassifying non-exempt workers as “salaried”
    • Failure to accurately award and pay vacation time
    • Failure to pay all wages due at termination
    • Failure to pay overtime
    • Unauthorized deductions for employee’s pay

Business Formation And Governance

Landlord / Tenant

Areas we Specialize in

Landlord / Tenant

Leasing a business space or renting out an investment property to a tenant may seem simple, but can become problematic when disputes arise. Most small business owners lease space from a landlord. When the landlord presents the business tenant with the lease, few tenants know what to look out for, and end up getting stuck with terms they did not understand or even knew existed. Also, since many small businesses do not have established business credit, these leases usually contain personal guarantees that are extremely one-sided, and give the guarantor little recourse in the event of a dispute. Even if your landlord is fair and reasonable, business tenants still need an attorney to review initial drafts of their leases.

Many future disputes can be prevented (or at least minimized) by consulting with an attorney prior to entering into a lease agreement. At Thomas Law, we ask the right questions and incorporate the necessary provisions into lease agreements to reduce the likelihood of problems down the road. In most cases, we can negotiate terms and conditions that are reasonable and balanced for all parties. Far too often, small businesses simply sign the landlord’s lease without negotiating for more favorable terms, and more importantly, without fully appreciating the legal ramifications of the terms upon which they have agreed. At Thomas Law, we represent both landlords and small business tenants in a variety of commercial matters. A small investment with an attorney can save your business time and expense in the event of a dispute down the road.​

  • Buying or Selling a Business
    • Performing due diligence
    • Researching the business’ financials (assets and debts)
    • Researching contractual obligations of the business
    • Evaluating accounts receivable
    • Negotiating terms of the sale and payment
    • Securing financing and drafting loan or financing agreements
    • Drafting the purchase and sale agreement
    • Drafting or evaluating commercial real estate leases

Areas of Practice

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Employment Law / Human Resources

  • Business Formation and Governance
    • Federal Employer Identification Numbers
    • Shareholder / Partnership Agreements
    • Operating Agreements
    • By-laws
    • Employment / Non-compete / Non-disclosure Agreements
    • Employee Manuals
    • Independent Contractor Agreements
    • Severance Agreements

Our Practice Areas

Buying or Selling A Business

Please contact Thomas Law for a free initial consultation. Experienced representation is just a phone call away.

General Counsel to Small Businesses

The success and longevity of a business is largely dependent on the structure of that business, including how insulated the business is from unnecessary exposure. Access to comprehensive legal advice and services are a critical part of all successful businesses. At Thomas Law, we provide experienced legal counsel and representation to individuals and business owners regarding the legal, financial, and contractual issues related to the successful operation of your business. We review and draft internal governance documents, including operating agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, and employment and non-compete agreements, to ensure that our clients are protected while allowing them to focus on their specific business goals. From entity planning, to asset protection, to commercial litigation, we offer comprehensive legal services to Indiana’s small business community.