Smith Rayl Law Office, LLC

Practice/Organization Description

Business Law Division -- Michael Smtih

My legal practice areas include business organizations, business transactions, and nonprofit organizations. I help clients start up new busineess corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and noprofit corporations. I help small businesses with an extensive menu of agreements and transactions -- franchise agreements, commercial leases, buying or selling a business, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, service contracts -- the list goes on.

Prior to opening my own practice, I was a lawyer at Eli Lilly and Company for more than fourteen years. While at Lilly I practiced in the environmental legal group, the securities group, and, for the last ten years, in the commercial transactions group where I supported the company's procurement organization. In 1998, I organized the Lilly Law Division's first pro bono program, which I believe is still in place. The program is based on relationships with the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and with the Community Development Law Center (which at the time was known as the Community Organizations Legal Assitance Project, or COLAP) to give Lilly lawyers the opportunity to provide free legal services to low-income individuals and to nonprofit organizations that work in low-income communities.

Bar Admissions

Indiana (1994); S.D. Ind. (1994); N.D. Ind. (1994); D.C. Circuit (1995)

Education

Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Hamilton County Bar Association, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Honors and Awards

2004 Heartland Pro Bono Award

Contact

11650 Lantern Rd.
Ste. 119
Fishers, IN 46038, United States


Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
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