Business and Commercial Law

In today's business climate, it is virtually impossible to start, grow or maintain a business without the occasional need to consult an attorney. The Business and Commercial Law practice group of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros has the expertise to minimize obstacles, leverage opportunities and create competitive advantages for our clients.

If you want to start a new business, we can guide you through the process of business entity formation - no matter whether you want to form a corporation, limited liability company or partnership. If you are looking to expand, you can rely on our attorney's expertise with mergers and acquisition of business interest.

And that's only the beginning. We can provide your business with legal advice for residential and commercial real estate transactions. Depending on your situation, we can represent you as either a borrower or lender in commercial loan transactions. Whether you're looking for general business representation or need to address a specific issue, the Business and Commercial Law practice group has the expertise to protect your company's interest.

Employment Law

Discrimination, sexual harassment and unfair labor practices - no company can ignore the reality of workplace litigation. Statutes, regulations and developing law make every significant personnel action a potential liability event.

At Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, our focus is on preventing employment controversies and litigation rather than merely reacting to them.  However, not every dispute can be avoided. And with their extensive experience in civil litigation and arbitration of labor and employment disputes, the lawyers of our Employment Law practice group are uniquely equipped to handle any form of employment litigation.

Whether our clients need to defend themselves against allegations of employment law violation or are trying to prevent employment controversies, Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros stands ready to respond on their behalf.

Estate Planning and Administration

Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros' Estate Planning and Administration practice group specializes in counseling clients regarding the current use, preservation and cost-effective transfer of assets. We can assist you with any aspect of estate planning including federal and gift taxation, revocable and irrevocable trusts, business succession plans, charitable gift planning, disability planning and estate administration. We will take care of the administration of your estate through probate, preparation of federal estate and Indiana inheritance tax returns, court appearances and assistance with ancillary administration that may become necessary when properties are located outside the state of Indiana.

Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros will provide you with customized individual and family estate planning. We will help oversee the transfer of virtually any kind of asset, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds, brokerage accounts, trusts agency and retirement accounts, real estate, life insurance products as well as any kind of personal property. We will assist you with the preparation of documents such as Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, powers of attorney for health care, deeds, change of beneficiary forms, federal gift tax returns and antenuptial agreements. And should some aspect of your estate plan ever be challenged by a beneficiary, family member or governmental taxing or other authority, your attorney of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros' Estate Planning and Administration business group will counsel and represent you in litigation, mediation and representation.

Family Law

Family Law is often thought to be restricted to divorce law. In reality, Family Law encompasses a broad spectrum of legal matters including adoption, guardianship, paternity disputes, legal separation, allocation of college expenses, ante or post-nuptial agreements, as well as child support, custody and visitation disputes. Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros' Family law attorneys are prepared to handle all of these matters.

Issues in Family Law tend to be very emotionally charged. That's why it is important for our attorneys to have the experience and expertise to help protect out clients' interests calmly and effectively. So whether our clients are dealing with an unexpected divorce or the attempt to complete a family adoption proceedings, our Family Law attorneys will be able to help - whether by working toward the amicable resolution of an issue or by applying their litigation experience in court.

Health Care and Business Law Professional Liability Defense Law

Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros has extensive experience working with the health care industry. Within this industry, we concentrate on two separate areas; Health Care and Business Law and Professional Liability Defense.

Health Care and Business Law covers all legal issues health care providers face in their daily business operations. These include compliance with state and federal regulations, representation before peer review boards, responding to subpoenas and other legal matters. We prepare documents such as contracts, leases and employment agreements. In addition we handle issues unique to the medical field such as confidentiality cases and medical record ownership. Health Care and Business Law also deals with legal issues that any type of business may face, such as forming and overseeing corporations and employee relations. Over the years medical groups have found they can trust the experience and knowledge of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros to protect their reputation and oversee their business.

The Professional Liability Defense portion of the practice group deals with medical malpractice. Our firm is hired by liability insurance carriers which represent doctors, medical groups, hospitals and nursing homes accused of malpractice. We not only represent these clients in court, but also in inquiries, preliminary hearings and before medical boards.  Over the years medical groups have found they can trust the experience and knowledge of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros to protect their reputation.



Insurance Services

When Hunt Suedhoff and Kalamaros and Associates joined forces to form Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, it was with the intent of providing the insurance industry with the best legal services possible. The resulting Insurance Service practice group can provide litigation defense services for liability claims against insureds in all areas including property, auto, casualty, commercial, trucking, employer liability and professional liability. We also defend insurance agencies in lawsuits and disputes involving policy holder, third-party claimants and insurance companies involving coverage disputes, bad faith claims, primary and secondary coverage issues.

Our roster of attorneys includes a number of certified mediators as well as a certified private judge. This allows us to provide alternative dispute resolution services including pre-suit mediation and arbitration in third-party claims and disputes against companies. We have expertise in professional liability defense, including the defense of insurance brokers and agents with respect to claims for errors and omissions and unfair or improper practices.

So whether you want us to mediate a claim or defend you in local, state or federal trial or appellate courts, the Insurance Services practice group of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros has the experience to represent you appropriately.



Litigation

At Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros, we believe that in most cases our clients are better served by an out of court settlement than by a trial. For that reason we always explore alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. As a matter of fact, a number of our attorneys are frequently asked by other attorneys to serve as mediators and arbitrators.

However, we know that a favorable settlement can only be achieved if there is a realistic threat of a trial. Our attorneys are prepared and able to try or appeal your case at all levels of state and federal courts. Our opponents know and understand that fact.

We defend companies and individuals in claims for personal injury and property damage. We litigate employment discrimination and civil rights claims including ADEA, ADA, FMLA and Title VII law suits. We fight negligence claims against health care providers, lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, real estate and insurance agents, municipalities and law enforcement agencies. We defend environmental litigation, product liability claims, commercial and insurance coverage litigation as well as family law and domestic relations litigation.



Worker's Compensation Law

Due to the constant increase of health care and insurance costs, worker's compensation claims have become a major cost of doing business. The Worker's Compensation Law practice group of Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros won't just help you minimize exposure when claims arise - we are committed to helping you prevent claims.

When a dispute does lead to litigation, we will help resolve that case in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner. Promptly upon referral of the case, we will prepare an in-depth assessment of the claim and a comprehensive plan detailing how to best prepare your case. We will represent you in all phases of the worker's compensation process from initial written discovery and fact investigation, depositions of key witnesses, appropriate pre-hearing motions and mediation to the presentation of the case at hearing. We also handle cases heard by the full worker's compensation board, as well as appeals to the Indiana Court of Appeals and beyond. Additionally, we will represent you in related matters such as the assertion and protection of your subrogation interest against third parties.

Because worker's compensation law changes so quickly, we are committed to keeping abreast of changes in both the statutory and case law and passing this information along to our clients. We are also happy to answer our clients' general questions regarding all aspects of the worker's compensation process in Indiana.