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Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Construction Litigation and Disputes
  • Fuel Contamination Litigation and Proceedings
  • Toxic Torts Defense
  • Defamation Claims
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Planning and Litigation
  • Guardianship Matters
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Proceedings
  • Licensure Issues
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Disputes and Transactions
  • Contract Law
  • State and Federal Appeals
  • General Civil Litigation

Areas of Specialty and Services Provided:

Litigation Services. The attorneys of Orzeske - Blackwell have extensive experience in litigation of all types. Our litigators have served as lead counsel in a variety of complex litigation, including: general tort litigation, ranging from defense of auto accidents to that of environmental and mass tort claims, asbestos defense litigation, construction litigation, products liability actions, corporate litigation, contract disputes, employment litigation, and other forms of complex litigation in both Federal and State Courts. The firm’s litigators have vast experience in both the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts in Indiana, along with all Indiana County Courts. Our litigation practice areas encompass all areas of tort, business, contract, collections, employment and insurance law. Our lawyers have worked with numerous clients and insurance carriers in this area, including, but not limited to: Borg-Warner Corporation, Federated Mutual Insurance Company, Frankenmuth Insurance Company, Crawford & Company, CNA Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company, Honeywell, and Genuine Parts Company (NAPA).

Business and Corporate Law. The attorneys of Orzeske - Blackwell have vast experience in complex business planning and consulting. The Firm’s lawyers have acted as counsel in transactions such as acquisitions and sales of businesses, including management and leveraged buyouts; business organization restructuring such as holding company formations, real estate sales and development; formation of joint ventures; and actively identifying practical uses of limited liability companies for its clients. The firm utilizes limited liability companies as the entity of choice when incorporating due to their flexibility. Orzeske - Blackwell tailors its general expertise in the business and corporate areas to meet the particular challenges facing entrepreneurial businesses. The firm brings to its clients an entrepreneurial approach supported by years of experience with a variety of businesses and industries. In addition to complex business planning and transactions, the firm provides efficient and effective service with respect to shareholder buy-sell agreements; employment agreements; initial business organizational matters, such as choice of entity; real estate acquisition and development; leases; and general commercial contract negotiation and preparation.

Labor and Employment Law. The attorneys of Orzeske - Blackwell provide legal support and services in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. In addition to these litigation services, our attorneys provide consulting services regarding the employment relationship from recruitment and hiring, all the way through to termination.

Licensure Issues. Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending those that hold professional licenses when career-threatening action is taken against them by the state licensing board. We counsel our clients with regard the options before them, and how the case will proceed if it results in a hearing before a professional board. Professionals that our Firm has defended include doctors, nurses, pharmacists and realtors.

Contract Law. Our attorneys have drafted, revised and reviewed a variety of contracts, and have provided guidance and instruction of the ramifications of agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth therein. These contracts include employment, real estate, purchase agreements, notes on loans, lease agreements, and buy/sell agreements.

Guardianship, Estate Planning and Probate. Our attorneys provide Estate Planning and Probate services to our clients when the time comes. We provide guidance and counseling with regard to Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Powers of Attorney. We have also acted as counsel to the Estate in the Probate proceedings before the Court, to assist in the wrapping up of affairs of the decedent.

 

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