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Wooden McLaughlin LLP

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Managing Partners: Thomas W Dinwiddie, Michael ‘Misha’ Rabinowitch, E Joseph Kremp
Number of partners: 27
Number of lawyers: 52
Languages: English, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Wooden McLaughlin not only serves clients in the Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky tri-state area through its offices in Indianapolis, Evansville and Bloomington, Indiana, but also represents clients nationwide and internationally in the areas of real estate development and finance and product liability and toxic tort defense.

Main Areas of Practice: 

-Asbestos Litigation
-Business Disputes
-Business & Corporate Services
-Commercial Finance
-Commercial Leasing
-Commercial Lending
-Construction
-Creditors’ Rights & Loan-Related Disputes
-E-Discovery & ESI
-Environmental Litigation
-Estate & Wealth Transfer Planning
-FHA/HUD Insured Lending
-General Employment
-Healthcare Litigation
-Insurance Coverage Counseling & Litigation
-Litigation & Dispute Resolution
-Mediation & Arbitration
-Medical Malpractice Defense
-Personal Services
-Product Liability
-Real Estate Acquisition, Development & Disposition
-Trust & Estate Administration
-Warehouse Lending
-Zoning & Land Use


Real Estate:

The real estate practice is one of Wooden McLaughlin’s signature strengths. Firm attorneys advise clients through the sequence and progression of development including acquisition, disposition, construction, financing, zoning and environmental issues. In addition, firm attorneys represent owners and tenants in industrial and retail leasing transactions The firm has assisted clients throughout the country in both real estate development and finance.

Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:
When disputes arise, Wooden McLaughlin attorneys strive to achieve favorable out-of-court outcomes for clients through mediation and alternative dispute resolution. When litigation is unavoidable, the firm’s attorneys are prepared to prosecute and defend clients in both state and federal courts. Key litigation services include business disputes, creditors’ rights, environmental and employment litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and product liability claims (including medical device and toxic tort defense).

Business & Corporate Services:
Attorneys in the Wooden McLaughlin business services practice provide integrated services to businesses throughout their life-cycle. Services Include: Buy-sell agreements, contract negotiation and preparation, distribution and marketing agreements, entity governance and advice to management, entity structure and formation and family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies. As the needs of the client change and evolve, other firm resources may be utilized such as litigation, succession planning, tax, and wealth transfer and estate planning services.

Banking & Financial Institutions:
Wooden McLaughlin attorneys in the financial institutions practice concentrate on the issues impacting the financial services industry. The firm’s focus is lending transactions, banking regulation, mortgage banking, workouts and bankruptcy (including creditors’ rights and liabilities), and affordable housing.

Healthcare:
Representation of hospitals, physician practices and individual health care providers has long been a part of the Wooden McLaughlin healthcare practice. The firm provides three primary services: business advice and transactional assistance, liability and litigation, and regulatory guidance (HIPAA, Stark, Medicare and Medicaid).

Employment & Labor:
The attorneys of the Wooden McLaughlin employment and labor group help employers to navigate the complex legal environment in the hiring and management of the employee workforce. Some of the areas in which we assist clients include civil rights and discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, workplace privacy, and non-compete agreements at the federal, state, and local levels.

Wills, Trust & Estate Planning:
Wooden McLaughlin provides comprehensive representation with respect to estate planning and wealth transfer matters to families, individuals, estates and trusts, closely-held businesses and foundations.