Wooden & McLaughlin LLP

One Indiana Square
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Contact: Steve Elsner, COO
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Problems with Inaccurately Defined and Measured Leased Premises

Although it may seem that accurately defining the leased premises in a lease should be a relatively straightforward task, we have recently witnessed several instances when the definitions and space calculations of the premises,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Retaliation Claims Take Center Stage

It is time for a brief refresher on retaliation claims. Consider: • According to the EEOC, for fiscal year 2010, there were more retaliation charges than any other type of charge. • Several years ago, the U.S. Supreme…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Are You Taking Advantage of the GINA Safe Harbor?

By now, employers with at least 15 employees should know about Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). Among other things, GINA prohibits covered employers from requesting an employee’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Human Resources’ Non-Biased Termination Decision May Be Unlawful Discrimination

For years I have coached employers on the advantages of getting the employee’s side of the story before deciding whether to terminate. For governmental employers, this is a matter of due process. For others, it may be a matter…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Solution to Class Action Wage Claims: Arbitration

Across the nation and in Indiana, class action wage claims are exploding. And why not? Federal and Indiana law provide for awards of two or three times the amount of unpaid wages, plus attorneys’ fees for successful plaintiffs…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

Commercial Real Estate Assessed Values - Recent Indiana Tax Court Decisions Regarding the Effect of Market

Many owners of Indiana commercial real estate believe their assessments, and thus their property taxes, are inflated due to market forces and eroded property values. Such owners might be wise to consider two fairly recent…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

EEOC Issues Final Rule: ADA Greatly Expanded

The EEOC’s Final Rule concerning the January 2009 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is now published (Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 58, pp. 16978-17017) (Final Rule). The Final Rule will result in many…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Unrecorded Leases Not Automatically Voided by Indiana's Recording Statute

Indiana statute provides that leases for a period exceeding three years must be recorded within 45 days of execution, lest they be deemed void as against any subsequent purchaser, lessee, or mortgagee “who acquires the real…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

2011 Estate Planning Update

On December 17, 2010, the President signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 which contains, among other things, important changes to the federal estate, gift and…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Landlord Exposure for Tenant Conduct

Any landlord will occasionally wonder whether it can be legally responsible for a tenant’s conduct or conditions on the leased premises. As with most legal questions, the answer is that it depends. From nuisance conditions that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Casualty Loss Checklist

Matt Adolay and Rob Inselberg authored a reference guide regarding steps to take when there is a commercial casualty loss. Topics of discussion include initial communications with insurers and restoration specialists, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Real Estate - Commercial

Recent Developments in Healthcare Reform: What Employers Need to Know

The Departments of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”), Labor (“DOL”) and Treasury (“DOT”) recently issued several regulations and commentary to implement portions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) --…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health

Manager Checklist for Disciplining Employees

With an increase in employment litigation over termination decisions and an increase in the number of charges being filed over these terminations, Greg Kult provides a manager’s checklist for disciplining employees…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law

How to Approach Late-Paying Tenants

Matt Adolay and Rob Inselberg author a reference guide on how to approach late-paying or non-paying tenants. The purpose of this article is to provide landlords and property managers with a list of issues to think about once…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

The Current Status of Federal Estate Planning Laws

Congress’ failure to act has created much uncertainty. The law currently provides that with respect to persons dying in 2010, there is no Federal estate tax or Federal generation-skipping tax. The Federal gift tax remains…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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