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Top companies want solutions, not obstacles. That’s why Krieg DeVault's business and corporate lawyers are known by the successful company we keep.

With a robust team of experienced attorneys (a number of whom have real world experience as business and association executives and government regulators), we represent leading regional, national, and international companies across a full range of business sectors. Many of our clients are family-held or closely-held businesses. We also provide services to start-up, early stage and developing companies.

Each year our lawyers facilitate billions of dollars in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, strategic alliances, debt and equity offerings, capital formations, restructurings, economic development grants and awards, and outsourcing contracts. We are equally skilled at sophisticated advice on entity formation, corporate governance concerns, fiduciary guidance to boards, executives and owner groups, and compliance and regulatory counsel.

Our business and corporate lawyers are backed by the firm’s full capabilities to handle commercial finance, creditor rights, taxation, employee benefits, commercial litigation, distribution issues, government relation strategies, and similar issues. It’s a comprehensive service package that helps our clients pursue opportunities and achieve their goals.

First Person

Acquired by NFP

Balemaster

Sale to Kadant Inc.

Empowered Ventures

Acquisition of Paramount Plastics, Inc.

General Drilling, Inc.

Sale to Fred Weber, Inc.

Cornerstone Autism Center, LLC

Ownership Restructuring

Castle Investment Advisors, LLC and Affiliates

Sale to Creative Planning, Inc.

Greenway Waste & Recycling of Indiana LLC

Sale to Affinity Acquisition Corporation and Affinity Waste Solutions, LLC

Grace Manufacturing Inc.

Acquisition of 100% Ownership of Act Two, Inc.

RATIO Design

Strategic Partnership with Hennick & Company

Miller Pipeline, LLC

Acquisition of Assets of Hamlet Construction Company, LLC and Hamlet Underground, Inc.

Sullivan's Hardware & Garden, Inc.

Acquisition of Allisonville Nursery, Inc.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources

Counsel regarding Professional Services Contract with Conduent Human Services, LLC

Indianapolis Indians Charities, Inc.

Establish as 501(c)(3) Organization 

Merchants Bancorp

$175 Million Public Offering of Preferred Stock

Indiana Boxcar Corporation and Affiliates

Sale of Business to MB Rail IB, LLC

Flat12 Bierwerks

Represented Purchaser of Assets and Operations

BSA LifeStructures, Inc.

Leveraged Acquisition by BSA LifeStructures ESOP of 100% of Outstanding Stock

College of Biblical Studies - Houston

Successor to Crossroads Bible College, Inc.

Nesco, LLC

Acquisition of BCI Industries, Inc.

Magnetation, Inc.

Represented interests of Joint Venture Partner in 363 Sale

Pinnacle Oil Holdings, LLC and Pinnacle Oil Trading, LLC

Secured Working Capital and Trading Lines of Credit from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Yates Engineering Services

Restructure of Ownership

Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.

Acquisition of Trailer Fleet from Personnel Truck Leasing, Inc.

REAL Mechanical Inc.

Sale of Assets to GEMCO Constructors

Indiana Wheel Company, LLC

Creation of Multinational Joint Venture

L.T. Rich Products, Inc.

Sale to The Toro Company

Data Cave, Inc.

Sale to Immedion, LLC 

Fiber Link, LLC   

Sale of Assets to South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation

Clark and Osborne, LLP

Acquisition of Assets of John M. Gorman Co., Inc.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Negotiated Software System Agreement and Implementation with External Vendor

Cross Stone Creative

Business and Intellectual Property Formation of Art-to-Market Startup

Genezen Laboratories, Inc.

Investment by Ampersand 2018 Limited Partnership

Stone Center of Indiana Inc.

Sale to Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc.

Ancilla Domini College

Transition of Educational Activities to Marian University

Knowledge Services

Purchase, Financing and Development of Corporate Headquarters

Ellegi S.p.A.

Represent Italian Company Investment in U.S. Based Joint Venture

Indiana Podiatry Group, Inc.

Sale to Upperline Health

Miles Enterprises, Inc. & Miles Capital, Inc.

Sale to Great Plains Communications

R.E. Dimond & Associates, Inc.

Equity Program for Leadership Team

Antitrust
Asset-Backed Transactions and Securitizations
Business Entity Formation and Counseling
Capital Formation
Commercial Agreements
Distribution Arrangements
Employment and Consulting Arrangements
Emerging Companies
Franchise Matters
Federal and State Securities Matters
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Public-Private Partnerships
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Restructuring
Stock Option and Other Equity-Based Plans
Tender Offers and Proxy Contests
Wealth Creation and Preservation
Business

March 6, 2024
Corporate Transparency Act Held Unconstitutional: What This Means for Your Business

Firm News and Events

February 28, 2024
Krieg DeVault Announces 8 Attorneys as 2024 Indiana Super Lawyers; 9 as 2024 Indiana Rising Stars

Estate Planning & Personal Services

February 27, 2024
Putting the PURPOSE in a Trust: Using a Purpose Trust in a Business Succession Plan

Business

February 23, 2024
Impact of AI in the M & A Sector: Key Advantages, Challenges, and Considerations

Firm News and Events

January 31, 2024
Partner Sarah Jones Selected as a 2024 Finalist of Indy’s Best and Brightest

Firm News and Events

January 2, 2024
Partner George C. Lepeniotis Elected to Krieg DeVault’s Executive Committee

Firm News and Events

January 2, 2024
Long-time Partner Mike Williams Named Chair of Krieg DeVault’s Business Practice

Secured Lender

November 2, 2023
President Biden Issues Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence

Firm News and Events

October 11, 2023
Krieg DeVault Adds Associates Chloe Craft, Jacob O’Donnell, and Caleb Perez

Firm News and Events

October 2, 2023
Bryan San Jose Joins Krieg DeVault’s Estate Planning and Personal Services Practice

Business

September 27, 2023
Tips for Negotiating Supply Agreement Terms and Conditions in an Uncertain World

Business

August 31, 2023
Is Your Business Ready? Preparing for and Complying with the Corporate Transparency Act

Business

July 20, 2023
Failed S Election – Fatal Flaw or Fixable Mistake? 

Business

July 18, 2023
Three Minute Update: How Seller Financing Can Get a Deal across the Finish Line

Estate Planning & Personal Services

June 8, 2023
Chasing the “Worm” – Act Now to Use the Federal Gift/Estate Tax Exemption

Business

March 29, 2023
Delaware Duty of Oversight Extended to Officers – What about Indiana?

Firm News and Events

February 28, 2023
Krieg DeVault Announces 10 Attorneys as 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers; 9 as 2023 Indiana Rising Stars

Firm News and Events

January 30, 2023
Known By the Successful Company We Keep® - Krieg DeVault Issues Annual Ad Showcasing Transactions from Many of Our Valued and Successful Clients

Real Estate

January 10, 2023
Three Minute Update - Positioning for the Future: Non-Profits and Real Estate

Firm News and Events

January 1, 2023
Krieg DeVault Announces 2023 Partner Promotions of Sarah E. Jones, Micah J. Nichols, and Ann Marie Woolwine

Firm News and Events

January 1, 2023
Partner Brian M. Heaton Elected to Krieg DeVault’s Executive Committee

Firm News and Events

November 28, 2022
Amy L. VonDielingen Joins Krieg DeVault’s Business and Estate Planning Practices

Firm News and Events

November 1, 2022
Krieg DeVault Adds Associates Andrew N. Warner, Katelyn E. Doering, Alexus D. Lucas, and Michael J. Moser

Business

October 27, 2022
Three Minute Update - Positioning for the Future: Due Diligence Throughout the Process of a Deal

Estate Planning & Personal Services

October 4, 2022
Transferring Florida Real Estate - Tread with Caution

Business

August 23, 2022
Three Minute Update – Protecting Your Business: Confidentiality Agreements

Firm News and Events

August 18, 2022
13 Krieg DeVault Attorneys Recognized by 2023 Best Lawyers®; 7 Named to the 2023 Best Lawyers in America® Listing; 1 Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Designation; 6 Receive “Ones to Watch” Designation

Business

July 28, 2022
Three Minute Update - Protecting Your Business: Piercing the Corporate Veil

Firm News and Events

July 21, 2022
Deborah J. Daniels Named to IBJ Media’s Inaugural Indiana 250 List

Business

June 30, 2022
Three Minute Update – Doing a Deal: Stacking the Deck - the Law and Best Practices for Building Your Board

Business

June 29, 2022
UPDATED - Corporate Transparency Act: New Obligations to Disclose Beneficial Ownership of Private Companies

Firm News and Events

June 22, 2022
Krieg DeVault Partners John B. Baxter and Robert A. Greising Named to Chambers USA 2022 List; Firm Named to Chambers USA 2022 List for Real Estate 

Business

May 26, 2022
Three Minute Update – Doing a Deal: Benefits from Selling Personal Goodwill 

Business

April 27, 2022
Three Minute Update - Doing a Deal: Practical Considerations Before the Sale of Your Business

Business

April 8, 2022
Anticompetitive Mergers Act of 2022

Krieg DeVault Podcast Series

March 31, 2022
2022 Deal Landscape: Current Mergers & Acquisitions Market Trends (Podcast)

Estate Planning & Personal Services

March 31, 2022
Three Minute Update - Day in the Life of a Business: Will Your Business Continue to Thrive If You Do Not Survive?

Business

March 23, 2022
Three Minute Update - Day in the Life of a Business: Who Gets Invited to Board of Directors’ Meetings?

Intellectual Property

March 2, 2022
Three Minute Update - Day in the Life of a Business: Consulting Agreements and Intellectual Property Considerations

Firm News and Events

February 24, 2022
Krieg DeVault Announces 13 Attorneys as 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers; 6 as 2022 Indiana Rising Stars

Firm News and Events

January 26, 2022
Krieg DeVault Announces 2022 Senior Associate Promotions

Secured Lender

November 18, 2021
Protecting Against Insolvency Risks related to Customers and Suppliers

Firm News and Events

September 15, 2021
Travis D. Lovett Joins Krieg DeVault’s Business, Acquisitions, and Securities Practice

Financial Services

August 18, 2021
Federal Agency Raises Lending Concerns Within Hemp Industry

Business

August 12, 2021
Treasury and IRS Provide Gross Receipts Safe Harbor for Employers Claiming the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit

Business

August 9, 2021
Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Expand Vet Access to Medicinal Cannabis

Business

July 15, 2021
After Months of Waiting, We Finally Have Senator Schumer’s Cannabis Bill…Sort of

Health Care

June 28, 2021
Congress Reintroduces Marijuana Data Collection Act: Reevaluating Federal Marijuana Policy

Business

June 14, 2021
U.S. House of Representatives Reintroduces the MORE Act: Will 2021 be the Year Federal Cannabis Prohibition Finally Ends?

Secured Lender

May 7, 2021
Indiana Supreme Court Curtails Attempted Expansion of Exceptions to General Rule Regarding Successor Liability in Corporate Transactions

Secured Lender

April 20, 2021
Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act Passes U.S. House…Again

Business

April 20, 2021
Governor Holcomb Signs Legislation Modifying Indiana’s Zero Tolerance Per Se Driving Law for Marijuana or Marijuana Metabolite

Business

February 24, 2021
Indiana House Votes to Reverse Indiana’s Ban on Smokable Hemp

Litigation

February 2, 2021
Indiana Supreme Court Affirms Freedom of Contract Principles in Closely Held Company Valuation Case: Choose Your Words Carefully

Business

January 19, 2021
Cannabis in Indiana: Where Do Things Stand Today?

Business

January 19, 2021
2021 Hemp License Application Now Available Online

Business

December 23, 2020
A PPP Holiday Stocking Stuffer

Business

December 4, 2020
House of Representatives Passes Historic MORE Act to Decriminalize Cannabis at Federal Level

Business

November 23, 2020
IRS Deflates the Hope Balloon of PPP Borrowers

Business

November 4, 2020
SBA Introduces Necessity Questionnaires for PPP Forgiveness

Business

October 27, 2020
USDA Approves Indiana State Hemp Plan for Commercial Growth

Labor and Employment

October 20, 2020
Unpacking Schrems II: The Demise of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Business

October 8, 2020
SBA Guidance on Change of Ownership for PPP Borrowers

Business

September 8, 2020
Businesses That File Indiana Sales and Withholding Taxes Must Transition Accounts to New Indiana Department of Revenue System Starting September 8, 2020

Labor and Employment

September 4, 2020
IRS Confirms Payroll Tax Deferral Not Mandatory

Business

September 3, 2020
SEC Updates Private Placement “Accredited Investor” Definition

Labor and Employment

September 1, 2020
IRS Issues Guidance Related to President Trump's Memorandum on Social Security Tax Deferral

Business

August 7, 2020
SBA Issues New Guidance on Loan Forgiveness

Business

August 4, 2020
PPP Loan Application Deadline: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Business

June 30, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program - Possible Extended Life

Business

June 29, 2020
Tax-Exempt Organizations Should be Prepared to File and Pay the Section 4960 Excise Tax on Executive Compensation by July 15, 2020

Business

June 24, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program: Aggregated Guidance for Loans and Forgiveness

Business

June 18, 2020
PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Available

Business

June 11, 2020
PPP and PPPFA Additional Guidance:  No Cliff

Thought Leadership

June 9, 2020
Fed's Main Street Lending Program Expanded

Thought Leadership

June 8, 2020
PPP Extended Life and Expanded Flexibility [Updated June 9, 2020]

Thought Leadership

May 28, 2020
Indiana Announces the Small Business Restart Fund

Thought Leadership

May 27, 2020
New Interim Final Rules Provide Further Guidance on PPP Forgiveness

Thought Leadership

May 12, 2020
PPP Safe Harbor for Loans Under $2M and Helpful Guidance for Loans $2M+

Litigation

May 10, 2020
If Our Company Gets Sued Because of COVID-19, Will We be Covered by Insurance?

Education and School Law

May 10, 2020
IRS Releases FAQs on Tax Treatment of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and Emergency Financial Aid Grants under CARES Act

Thought Leadership

May 5, 2020
UPDATED - Paycheck Protection Program: Confirm the Necessity or Return the Funds

Thought Leadership

May 4, 2020
Further Relief for Indiana Businesses During the Time of COVID-19: Remote Meetings and Suspending Five-Year Limit on Reinstatements

Thought Leadership

May 3, 2020
IRS Provides Updated Guidance Related to Recent COVID-19 Releases

Thought Leadership

April 30, 2020
Updates to the Fed's Main Street Lending Program

Thought Leadership

April 29, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program: Confirm the Necessity or Return the Funds

Thought Leadership

April 20, 2020
PPP - Get Ready - Again

Thought Leadership

April 15, 2020
IRS Provides Relief for Partnerships to File Amended Returns

Thought Leadership

April 15, 2020
SBA Issues Additional Interim Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Clarifying Treatment of Self-Employment and Partner Income

Thought Leadership

April 15, 2020
Changes to Net Operating Loss Carryback Rules May Provide Opportunities

Thought Leadership

April 2, 2020
IRS Provides Guidance on Process for Claiming COVID-19 Related Payroll Tax Credits

Thought Leadership

April 1, 2020
Comparisons of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Business

March 29, 2020
Insurance Coverage for COVID-19: Six Steps to Help Your Business Maximize Insurance Coverage That May Be Available to Offset COVID-19 Losses and Claims

Thought Leadership

March 26, 2020
The CARES Act: Business and Individual Tax Provisions, Charities, and IRS Relief Measures

Thought Leadership

March 26, 2020
The CARES Act: Benefits for Small Businesses

Thought Leadership

March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Checklist for Businesses

Thought Leadership

March 23, 2020
Tax Day Postponed until July 15, 2020

Thought Leadership

March 9, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns May Implicate Force Majeure Contract Issues

Thought Leadership

March 9, 2020
Coronavirus Concerns May Implicate Force Majeure Contract Issues

Business

March 2, 2020
Proposed Regulations on Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Firm News and Events

January 8, 2020
David E. Corbitt Named Chair of Krieg DeVault's Public Finance and Municipal Practice Group

Firm News and Events

December 2, 2019
George C. Lepeniotis Joins Krieg DeVault's Business, Acquisitions, and Securities Practice Group as Of Counsel Attorney

Firm News and Events

August 14, 2019
Eight Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America Listing

Thought Leadership

May 15, 2019
IRS Updates Racial Nondiscrimination Publication Requirement for 501(c)(3) Private Schools

Thought Leadership

May 13, 2019
Is Now the Time to Consider Establishing a Donor Advised Fund?

Thought Leadership

May 13, 2019
Is Now the Time to Consider Establishing a Donor Advised Fund?

Thought Leadership

April 29, 2019
Is Your Organization in Compliance With IRS Rules on Employer Identification Numbers?

Firm News and Events

January 27, 2019
Corben A. Lee Joins Krieg DeVault's Business, Acquisitions, and Securities and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Groups

Firm News and Events

January 27, 2019
Daniel Tychonievich Joins Krieg DeVault's Business, Acquisitions, and Securities Practice Group; will focus on Intellectual Property and Technology Matters

Firm News and Events

January 10, 2019
Krieg DeVault Announces 2019 Senior Associate Promotions

Firm News and Events

December 27, 2018
Estate Planning Attorney Micah J. Nichols Joins Krieg DeVault's Business, Acquisitions and Securities Practice Group

Firm News and Events

October 29, 2018
Katherine D. Mayberry Joins Krieg DeVault's Business, Acquisitions, and Securities Practice Group

Firm News and Events

August 14, 2018
10 Krieg DeVault Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America Listing

Firm News and Events

May 10, 2018
Partner Brian M. Heaton Named to the Board of Directors of the Indiana Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth

Firm News and Events

May 10, 2018
Krieg DeVault Partners John B. Baxter and Robert A. Greising Named to Chambers USA 2018 List

Firm News and Events

February 8, 2018
Robert A. Greising and Nicholas J. Anderson to Present at Tax Reform Workshop

Top companies want solutions, not obstacles. That’s why Krieg DeVault's business and corporate lawyers are known by the successful company we keep.

With a robust team of experienced attorneys (a number of whom have real world experience as business and association executives and government regulators), we represent leading regional, national, and international companies across a full range of business sectors. Many of our clients are family-held or closely-held businesses. We also provide services to start-up, early stage and developing companies.

Each year our lawyers facilitate billions of dollars in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, strategic alliances, debt and equity offerings, capital formations, restructurings, economic development grants and awards, and outsourcing contracts. We are equally skilled at sophisticated advice on entity formation, corporate governance concerns, fiduciary guidance to boards, executives and owner groups, and compliance and regulatory counsel.

Our business and corporate lawyers are backed by the firm’s full capabilities to handle commercial finance, creditor rights, taxation, employee benefits, commercial litigation, distribution issues, government relation strategies, and similar issues. It’s a comprehensive service package that helps our clients pursue opportunities and achieve their goals.

First Person

Acquired by NFP

Balemaster

Sale to Kadant Inc.

Empowered Ventures

Acquisition of Paramount Plastics, Inc.

General Drilling, Inc.

Sale to Fred Weber, Inc.

Cornerstone Autism Center, LLC

Ownership Restructuring

Castle Investment Advisors, LLC and Affiliates

Sale to Creative Planning, Inc.

Greenway Waste & Recycling of Indiana LLC

Sale to Affinity Acquisition Corporation and Affinity Waste Solutions, LLC

Grace Manufacturing Inc.

Acquisition of 100% Ownership of Act Two, Inc.

RATIO Design

Strategic Partnership with Hennick & Company

Miller Pipeline, LLC

Acquisition of Assets of Hamlet Construction Company, LLC and Hamlet Underground, Inc.

Sullivan's Hardware & Garden, Inc.

Acquisition of Allisonville Nursery, Inc.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources

Counsel regarding Professional Services Contract with Conduent Human Services, LLC

Indianapolis Indians Charities, Inc.

Establish as 501(c)(3) Organization 

Merchants Bancorp

$175 Million Public Offering of Preferred Stock

Indiana Boxcar Corporation and Affiliates

Sale of Business to MB Rail IB, LLC

Flat12 Bierwerks

Represented Purchaser of Assets and Operations

BSA LifeStructures, Inc.

Leveraged Acquisition by BSA LifeStructures ESOP of 100% of Outstanding Stock

College of Biblical Studies - Houston

Successor to Crossroads Bible College, Inc.

Nesco, LLC

Acquisition of BCI Industries, Inc.

Magnetation, Inc.

Represented interests of Joint Venture Partner in 363 Sale

Pinnacle Oil Holdings, LLC and Pinnacle Oil Trading, LLC

Secured Working Capital and Trading Lines of Credit from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Yates Engineering Services

Restructure of Ownership

Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.

Acquisition of Trailer Fleet from Personnel Truck Leasing, Inc.

REAL Mechanical Inc.

Sale of Assets to GEMCO Constructors

Indiana Wheel Company, LLC

Creation of Multinational Joint Venture

L.T. Rich Products, Inc.

Sale to The Toro Company

Data Cave, Inc.

Sale to Immedion, LLC 

Fiber Link, LLC   

Sale of Assets to South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation

Clark and Osborne, LLP

Acquisition of Assets of John M. Gorman Co., Inc.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Negotiated Software System Agreement and Implementation with External Vendor

Cross Stone Creative

Business and Intellectual Property Formation of Art-to-Market Startup

Genezen Laboratories, Inc.

Investment by Ampersand 2018 Limited Partnership

Stone Center of Indiana Inc.

Sale to Heritage Landscape Supply Group, Inc.

Ancilla Domini College

Transition of Educational Activities to Marian University

Knowledge Services

Purchase, Financing and Development of Corporate Headquarters

Ellegi S.p.A.

Represent Italian Company Investment in U.S. Based Joint Venture

Indiana Podiatry Group, Inc.

Sale to Upperline Health

Miles Enterprises, Inc. & Miles Capital, Inc.

Sale to Great Plains Communications

R.E. Dimond & Associates, Inc.

Equity Program for Leadership Team

Focus Areas

Antitrust
Asset-Backed Transactions and Securitizations
Business Entity Formation and Counseling
Capital Formation
Commercial Agreements
Distribution Arrangements
Employment and Consulting Arrangements
Emerging Companies
Franchise Matters
Federal and State Securities Matters
Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
Public-Private Partnerships
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Restructuring
Stock Option and Other Equity-Based Plans
Tender Offers and Proxy Contests
Wealth Creation and Preservation