#CCHACares: Carmel Education Foundation/Ghost and Goblins Fundraiser

Along with so many other events this year, Halloween is having to take on a new look in the face…

What To Do If Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Indiana

Autumn, for some, ushers in more frequent time spent on bicycles. As the weather cools down and the leaves begin…

CCHA’s Douglas Church Receives Legendary Lawyer Honor

CCHA’s Douglas Church has been named the 2020 Legendary Lawyer by his peers in the Indiana Bar Foundation, for his…

CCHA Welcomes Sam Hughes

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Sam Hughes to the firm’s Insurance Defense and Litigation law groups. Hughes has…

Three Criteria For Selecting a Power of Attorney

Choosing a health care power of attorney is one of the most important health care decisions one can make. Someone…

CCHA extends warm welcome to Chandler Lawson

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Chandler Lawson to the firm’s School Law Practice Section. Lawson is a trial…

Five Things To Do Before Buying a Franchise

CCHA is proud to work alongside entrepreneurs during the creation, acquisition and operation of an existing business or a new…

Understanding Indiana Dog Bite Laws

Fall is upon us and long dog walks are in our future. In the event you or a loved one…

#CCHACares: Nickel Plate Arts

Each month, CCHA happily recognizes organizations doing amazing things in our communities. This month is no different, as we feature…

3 Reasons You May Need a Trust

What’s the difference between a will and a trust, and if you need either, when? CCHA walks you through three…

#CCHACares: Prevail, Inc.

When it comes to community partners, finding one with a nobler mission than Prevail, Inc. would require a tremendous deal…

Real Estate Needs To Know During COVID-19

As recently as Tuesday, Aug. 4, the average mortgage refinancing rates for 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed refinances both dropped…

Understanding Name, Image and Likeness in College Athletics

Name, image and likeness — commonly shortened to NIL — are three elements that make up the legal concept known…

Managing an Estate during COVID-19: What Guardians Should Know

In these unprecedented times that have resulted from the COVID-19 outbreak, estate planning has come to the forefront of concerns…

#CCHACares: Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville

As we now entire the season of school start date discussions, kids are top of mind for us here at…

Eyeing a Divorce Amid the Pandemic

“New normal” — a phrase we keep hearing in our everyday lives. Though the initial shock has worn off, the…

How Many Executors Can You Have in a Will?

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your family is to have an estate plan in…

#CCHACares: Support Your Local Education Foundation

We have so much to be thankful for here in central Indiana, including our schools and educators. The closure of…

Managing the Aftermath of a Personal Injury

Managing the aftermath of a personal injury -- something no one hopes to do, but will inevitably happen to some…

How to Get Compensated for Damages

You’ve seen the tv commercials -- “you’ve been in a car accident, now what?” -- but do you know what…

Employers: Do you have a plan for employees to return to work?

At least in the U.S., we’ve reached the point of the COVID-19 journey where we’re eyeing and planning re-opening (in…

COVID-19 and Title IX: Ramifications of budget cuts on gender equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tidal wave of unforeseen consequences around the globe. Most of us never could have…

#CCHACares: Hamilton County Purdue Extension

As life edges towards normalcy, CCHA is committed to our continued effort to recognize and highlight organizations making an impact…

CCHA’s Jessica Schnelker honored by Indiana Lawyer

Church Church Hittle + Antrim is proud to congratulate Jessica Schnelker for her recognition as one of Indiana Lawyer’s 202…

4 Estate Planning Tips to Consider During COVID-19

As we continue to maneuver COVID-19 and its repercussions, CCHA is here to bring to you the latest in trusted…

How Coronavirus Changed the (College) Game: Flexibility, Eligibility and Uncertainty

The rapid onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent disruption it has caused has impacted nearly every individual, business and industry…

#CCHACares: Hamilton County Food Bank

Despite the physical distance between us during this COVID-19 pandemic, one could argue we've not seen this kind of neighborly…

CCHA Partner Interviews Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush on COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has impacted us all, including legal professionals in the state of Indiana. CCHA Partner and ISBA President Leslie Craig…

Jessica Williams Schnelker joins CCHA

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Jessica Williams Schnelker to the firm’s Litigation Practice Section. Jessica is a trial…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Late Tuesday, the United States Department of Labor released much-awaited and helpful guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response…

#CCHACares: Noblesville Boys & Girls Club

Hoosiers have just been handed down Governor Holcomb's "Stay At Home" order. Our state, nation and world are dealing head-on…

Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses: Impact on Retail, Restaurant and Office Leases

The most current coronavirus pandemic-related question for the commercial/retail real estate leasing industry might be whether force majeure clauses contained…

Guidelines for Co-Parenting during COVID-19

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) have released the…

What employers need to know: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On Thursday, March 19th President Trump signed into law “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (“FFCRA”). Below is information concerning…

CCHA statement on COVID-19

We are continuing to adapt to the changing work environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have attorneys…

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers

It’s on everyone’s minds and its impact is being felt worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a…

CCHA Attorneys Named 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has again named six attorneys from Church Church Hittle + Antrim to its 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers and…

Starting Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think: How to Start an LLC in Indiana

If starting a business is still on your 2020 to-do list, keep reading -- CCHA can help you navigate your…

Where to File a Lawsuit

For those unaccustomed to legal procedure, preparing and filing a civil lawsuit in Indiana state court is often a daunting…

#CCHACares: Noblesville Schools' Nobles Millers Honored

Noblesville Schools has announced 25 distinguished community members they are honoring as Noble Millers in celebration of their 150th anniversary…

6 Common Myths About Estate Planning

Estate planning is a process by which individuals protect and preserve assets for themselves and for their heirs and beneficiaries…

#CCHACares: Hamilton County Community Foundation

One organization CCHA is proud to partner with and support is the Hamilton County Community Foundation (HCCF). Established in 1991…

Should I Start a Sole Proprietorship?

The new year may have you rearing and ready to start a business - congratulations, you're an entrepreneur! No matter…

Monica Humphrey Vorisek joins CCHA

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Monica Humphrey Vorisek to the firm’s Litigation Practice Section. Monica Humphrey Vorisek has…

Post-Employment Agreements Not to Compete: “Those aren’t enforceable, right?”

This question is a common one we receive from the three types of clients whose interests are affected by these…

4 Things to Do (Or Not Do) Before Quitting Your Job

The end of the year can be a time of reflection, including career changes. You’ve worked hard to get where…

Understanding NCAA Transfer Rules for Student-Athletes

In 2018, the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief amended the NCAA’s standards for granting student-athletes waiver exemptions from the NCAA…

CCHACares: CCHA Gets Into Holiday Spirit at Noblesville Youth Assistance Program's "Stuff Your Stocking"

Nothing puts us in the holiday spirit quite like the downtown Noblesville Courthouse Square in December -- home of our…

Year-End Tax Tips

Previously, we’ve discussed how much you can give away tax-free, but what can be done now to increase your tax…

#CCHACares: Conner Prairie's Merry Prairie Holiday Kicks Off November 29

Whether we like it or not, cold temps have arrived with a vengeance! With Thanksgiving mere days away, Christmas is…

CCHA Partner honored as 2019 IBJ Woman of Influence

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) partner Leslie Craig Henderzahs was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) as a…

The Basics of Revocable Trusts

CCHA hears this question often. There are many types of trusts, including but not limited to revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts…

Legal overview: Filing a civil lawsuit in Indiana

No one looks forward to managing legal issues but being prepared and knowing your options is the best way to…

CCHA Partner inducted as ISBA President

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) partner Leslie Craig Henderzahs is now serving as President of the Indiana State Bar…

#CCHACares: 11th Annual Ghost & Goblins Presented by the Carmel Education Foundation

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is proud to support the Carmel Education Foundation (CEF), which includes sponsoring the upcoming…

CCHA Partner Appointed to Indiana's New Family Law Taskforce

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order establishing the Indiana Innovation Initiative to maintain Indiana’s place as a national…

Living Wills in Indiana: What You Need to Know

Mortality is never an easy topic to ponder on your own or discuss with loved ones, but it's something that…

Startup 101: What You Need to Start Your Business

Most business owners will face the question of whether to incorporate or form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) at some…

#CCHACares: Westfield City Market

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is proud to be a title sponsor for this year's Westfield Summer City Market…

How to Prepare Head Coaches for Head Coach Responsibilities

Head coaches are presumed responsible for the actions of individuals under their umbrella at the collegiate level. This is no…

CCHA welcomes Matt Skelton

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Matt Skelton to the law firm as a partner in the firm’s Business…

Choosing a Pre-approved Retirement Plan for Your Business

Many employers wish to offer retirement plan benefits in order to attract and retain employees. An employer may find it…

Social Media + Personal Injury: Why To Stay Offline

These days, it's almost second nature to hop online anytime one of life's major events happens -- for better or…

What is a Transfer on Death Deed and How Does it Fit Into Your Estate Plan?

A transfer on death deed can be a very helpful planning tool when designing an estate plan. Indiana is one…

#CCHACares: Noblesville Schools Back to School BASH

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) helped Noblesville Schools officially kick-off 2019-2020 school year at the Back to School BASH…

Impaired Employees? Protect Your Business through a Lawful, Tailored Policy

Drug and alcohol abuse by employees can cause serious problems for employers. These problems can include low productivity, absenteeism, risk…

Recent Changes to Indiana Teacher Collective Bargaining

Since the teacher collective bargaining law was overhauled in 2011, new laws and deadlines have resulted in changes for each…

CCHA supports this year’s 2019 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

The law firm of Church Church Hittle + Antrim is a proud supporter of this year’s 2019 Kroger Symphony on…

CCHA’s Kelleigh Fagan honored by Indiana Lawyer

Church Church Hittle + Antrim is proud to congratulate Kelleigh Fagan for her recognition as one of Indiana Lawyer’s 201…

CCHA Presenting Sponsor for Noblesville Schools 150th Anniversary Celebration

Noblesville Schools announced today that they have partnered with multiple community organizations, including anniversary presenting sponsor Church Church Hittle…

CCHA Opens Office in Westfield

The law firm of Church Church Hittle + Antrim announces the opening of a new law office in Westfield, Indiana…

Congratulations to CCHA Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has named 10 attorneys from Church Church Hittle + Antrim to its 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising…

CCHA Attorneys Highlighted in "Women of Noblesville" Art Collection

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CCHA Partner Leslie Henderzahs ISBA President-Elect

Congratulations to CCHA partner, Leslie Craig Henderzahs, who was sworn in as president-elect of the Indiana State Bar Association on…

CCHA 2018-19 Sponsor of HCLA Backstage Pass Events

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is proud to partner with Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) for the 2018-19 program…

NCAA Transfer Rules

In early September (2017), the NCAA announced that it was beginning to seek member input on its transfer rules. The…

CCHA Welcomes Amy Steketee Fox

CCHA welcomes Amy Steketee Fox as a partner in the firm’s school law practice. Joining CCHA from Faegre Baker Daniels…

So Your Business Entity Has Been Administratively Dissolved…Now What?

Once a corporate entity has been formed with the Indiana Secretary of State, the entity must routinely file business entity…

Does your Post-Accident Drug Testing Policy Comply with the August 2016 OSHA Rule?

Your employee handbook likely includes a policy that allows you to test an employee for drugs and alcohol after a…

What Happens When a Loved One Dies Without a Will?

While having an estate plan is desirable, sometimes, our loved ones die without a will. When this happens, their assets…

What is academic misconduct under NCAA rules?

Recent news for Notre Dame (“ND”) football included a denied appeal to remove vacation of records penalty in a case…

Proposed Changes to Trial Rule 9.2 for Proof of Written Instruments

The Indiana Supreme Court has proposed new rules which may impact the required documentation necessary for filing a proof claim…

How the U.S. Supreme Court May have Changed Service Animals in Schools

Autism-support chickens, anxiety-reducing monkeys … you name it, we’ve seen it. In recent years, there has been a considerable rise…

Potential Changes to Student-Athlete Transfer Rules

In early September (2017), the NCAA announced that it was beginning to seek member input on its transfer rules. The…

Can a school delete facebook comments on their page?

In today’s hostile political arena, we’ve all seen or become a part of a Facebook comment war: initially the comments…

Twelve CCHA Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

CCHA has the distinct honor of having twelve attorneys recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers or 2018 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers…

New Tax Law Affects Alimony

A recent ABA Journal post details how the new tax law will affect alimony. Experts are predicting a surge in…

Beware of the Grandparents' Scam

This warning is for grandparents, but also everyone else as well. There are currently many types of phone scams. One…

Understanding the Fiduciary Duties of Members of a LLC

In practice, I have found that about 90% of the entities my clients wish to form are now formed as…

How Does DACA Affect Schools?

After Congress failed to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation, President Obama issued an executive order in June 2012 known as…

CCHA Partner Leslie C. Henderzahs Elected Vice President of the Indiana State Bar Association

CCHA is proud to announce that partner Leslie C. Henderzahs was elected as vice president of the Indiana State Bar…

The never-ending question: Are student-athletes employees?

The past several months, we have seen courts around the country opine on whether student-athletes should be considered employees for…

The H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa

The first thing many people think about when they hear immigration and visas is the maze of forms, processes, and…

CCHA Partner Douglas D. Church Honored by ILA with Marjorie Klinck Outstanding Leadership Award

CCHA is proud to announce that partner Douglas D. Church was chosen by the Indiana Leadership Association (ILA) as the…

Will Estate Tax Reform Eliminate Need for Estate Planning?

It is assumed there is going to be some sort of estate tax reform. Whether the estate is entirely repealed…

Are your Public Works Agreements Up To Date?

Recent Indiana General Assembly sessions have made significant changes to public bidding requirements and have affected how projects are bid…

NCAA Adopts New Time Management Plan for Student Athletes

Beginning August 1, 2017, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) will put legislation in place with regard to a new…

Obtain a Competitive Advantage as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

A small business that has a minority, female, or veteran owner with at least 51% ownership could be eligible to…

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing by Public Employers

When it comes to drug testing employees, public employers are subject to different standards than private employers. Public employers, unlike…

Pre-Suit Mediation: What Is It And Will It Work For You

The Indiana Supreme Court adopted rules providing for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) a number of years ago. The idea behind…

The NLRB Continues to Treat Student-Athletes as Employees

On September 22, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an Advice Memorandum relating to Northwestern’s Football Handbook. Strangely…

Guidelines To Avoid Piercing the Corporate Veil

Incorporating a business can provide business owners protection from personal liability. However, a creditor could still undertake “piercing the corporate…

Your Digital Assets

In 2016 the Indiana Legislature adopted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act. This Act allows you to…

What Authority Does a Police Merit Board Have?

Many Indiana police departments have merit boards. However, police officers, merit board members, and citizens are sometimes confused or unclear…

"What Now?" The Wisdom and Benefits of Seeking Assistance on Appeal

You've spent months investigating, planning, strategizing, reviewing documents, interviewing witnesses, taking depositions, filing and responding to motions, attending pretrial conferences…

The Ultimate Shield Protections of Incorporating

One of the primary concerns of business owners is their personal liability. Liability insurance and risk management practices are important…

The NCAA's Committee on Infractions Means Business

A few months ago, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions issued its report in the long-awaited case of the University of…

Should Your Estate Plan Include a Trust?

Many clients ask if they need a trust. There are several types of trusts including but not limited to revocable…

Observing Corporate Formalities

Business owners often view corporate formalities as burdensome and needless. Often, a company will not have formal annual meetings, or…

CCHA Welcomes Julie Roe Lach

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) is pleased to announce the addition of Julie Roe Lach as an of counsel…

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear O'Bannon Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) case. After 7 years, this…

Divorce and Social Media

Pin it…Text it…Post it…Tweet it…You Tube it…Whatever your favorite platform for online communication, make sure you are aware of the…

CCHA Partner Leslie Henderzahs Receives Prestigious Gale M. Phelps Award

CCHA is proud to announce attorney Leslie C. Henderzahs is the recipient of the 2016 Gale M. Phelps Award. Leslie…

Can Anyone Watch a Video Recorded on a Police Body Camera or In-Car Camera?

On July 1, 2016, a new Indiana law went into effect that regulates who may view audio and/or video of…

Trademarks for Schools

Schools are increasingly realizing the value of protecting their intellectual property, including trademarks. Registering and protecting trademarks can help to…

Keep Watchful Eyes on Your Advanced Aging Loved Ones

As we advance beyond the role of caregiver for our children and into the role of caregiver for our parents…

How Much Can I Give Away Tax Free?

I frequently run into people who are confused about how much they can give away without paying taxes. First of…

Intellectual Property Considerations for Business Startups

We work with business start-ups frequently to both organize their business entities and to facilitate additional start-up activities. Startups face…

What is the impact of the US Department of Labor December 2016 rule change on overtime exemption for salaried employees?

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule that significantly increases the minimum salary for the executive…

Recent Legislative Developments Affecting Indiana Schools + Educational Entities

There have been many legislative developments affecting Indiana school and educational entities. The most significant is that Congress enacted Every…

Mandatory E-filing Is Here

The Indiana Supreme Court’s statewide electronic filing initiative marks an important milestone on July 1, 2016. For the first time…

CCHA Welcomes Molly C. Richman To Firm

CCHA welcomes Molly C. Richman to the firm. Molly joins CCHA as an associate attorney after serving as Associate General…

How A Joint Account Is Treated At Death

Suppose your Last Will and Testament leaves your estate to your three children in equal shares, but you add only…

CCHA Welcomes Former Clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court, Kevin S. Smith, To Firm

Church Church Hittle + Antrim (CCHA) welcomes Kevin S. Smith to the firm June 1, 2016. Smith joins CCHA as…

Can my Employees Record our Conversations?

The Scenario: You call Eli Employee into a meeting to discuss his poor performance. As you begin the meeting Eli…

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know About Starting a Company

The State of Indiana allows for six (6) basic organizations: Sole Proprietorships; General Partnerships; Limited Partnerships; Limited Liability Partnerships; Limited…

Like the TOMS Shoes Business Model? Try forming a Benefit Corporation

Indiana currently has 6 options from which business owners can decide on the type of legal entity for their company…

College Expenses

Parents preparing to send their children to college face many questions and uncertainties: Will my child be safe? Will she…

Do I need a Lawyer?

Here are a few scenarios that may seem familiar: - I’ve decided to buy a house. - I’ve decided to…

Will Death Taxes Be the Death of You? No!

For decades, death taxes (inheritance and estate) have been a problem for planning one’s estate. At times, the taxes applied…

The Basics of Indiana’s Open Door Law and Access to Public Records Act

Elected officials should be aware of their duty to comply with Indiana’s Open Door Laws and Access Public Record Act…

What are a non-custodial parent’s rights to their child at school?

In Indiana, there are two types of custody: legal custody (the authority and responsibility for major decisions concerning the child’s…

Beyond the Brady Bunch

Statistics show that over 40% of adults in America have at least one step-relative and that approximately one-third of all…

Is a One-Way Buy-Sell Agreement right for your business?

Being the sole owner of a business – whether you are operating as a proprietorship, one-owner corporation, or LLC –…

NCAA Rules Compliance: Head Coach Control

In August 2013, the NCAA revised an NCAA rule regarding a head coach’s responsibility for his or her program. Although…

The New CCHA Brand

Over the course of the last year, we dedicated some time to look at the Church Church Hittle + Antrim…

Five Key Things to Look for in an Employee Severance Agreement

A severance agreement can be an optimal way to terminate an employment relationship from both the employee and the employer’s…

Nine CCHA Partners Recognized by Super Lawyers

CCHA is pleased to announce that nine of our partners have received the distinction of being named 2016 Super Lawyers…

Estate Planning 101

A friend recently told me that she did not need an estate plan because she did not have any assets…