Congratulations to Alex Platte – 2017 Forty Under 40

Congratulations to Alex Platte for being named to the Greater Fort Wayne/Business Weekly “Forty Under 40” Class for 2017. Please click here to see the full article which appeared in the special “Forty Under 40” edition of Business Weekly.

Congratulations to Cindy Wolfer!

Congratulations to Cindy Wolfer on being elected as a Fellow to The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).   Established in 1949, ACTEC is a nonprofit association of 2,500 trust and estate lawyers peer-elected to membership based on substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law.  ACTEC offers technical comments about the law and its effective administration, ... Read More

Legal Alert Seventh Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation is a Protected Classification for Employment Discrimination

Authored By THEODORE T. STORER New Rule in the Seventh Circuit for Employment Title VII protects discrimination based on a familiar list of categories "race, color, religion, sex, or national origin." www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm.  On April 4, an en banc panel of the Seventh Circuit held that sexual orientation is now protected as a subclass of discrimination based on sex.  "We hold ... Read More

Bankruptcy Math When $716 = $375,000 In Sanctions

Hoosier Banker, March/April 2017 Authored By Susan E. Trent Indiana mortgage lenders should be aware of a 2016 bankruptcy ruling (the first of its kind in the nation – and likely not the last), in which a bankruptcy court sanctioned a mortgage lender $375,000 for failing to comply with Rule 3002.1 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure concerning $716 ... Read More

Legal Alert Is It Time To Review Your Estate Plan?

Authored By CINDY A. WOLFER YOUR ESTATE PLAN – APPROPRIATE WHEN SIGNED: Your estate plan was appropriate when you executed it based on your desires, your family situation, the nature and extent of your property and tax considerations.  While your plan should have some flexibility built in to take into account future contingencies and changes, your estate plan may not ... Read More

AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell – Helge

Jared C. Helge , partner with Rothberg Logan & Warsco, was recently awarded the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.  These Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.  AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment … Read More

Legal Alert Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Authored By THEODORE T. STORER TEXAS CASE ENJOINS THE PROPOSED SALARY INCREASE A Texas federal court issued an order on November 22, 2016 that stops regulations changing the definition of employees who are eligible for overtime pay.  The United States Department of Labor issued a rule increasing the minimum salary level for exempt employees.  The court order creates a nationwide ... Read More

Congratulations to Mark Warsco!

Congratulations to Mark Warsco who was highlighted in the Fort Wayne Magazine Top Lawyers issue in November. Click here to read the full article.