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Municipal Law: Currently, this is a major portion of our practice and it has allowed the firm to develop a broad range of knowledge in a variety of legal areas, powers and responsibilities of the various branches of State, County and Local Government. As a result of representing governmental bodies including the City of Gary, Indiana, the firm is well versed in tort liability issues and employment law, including personnel issues, labor negotiation, ADA, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Representing parties to civil rights lawsuits has also resulted in the firm's attorneys being knowledgeable about the current state of the law for both defendants and plaintiffs.

Public Administration: The firm has helped to clarify and develop Indiana law in regard to the new municipal purchasing law, IC 5-22, a municipality's bonding authority, the Open Door Law IC 5-14-1.5, municipal liability, and other areas of municipal law. The firm is experienced and knowledgeable in drafting General Business Contracts and Construction and Engineering Contracts with the required contract documents, including legal notices and specifications.

Bankruptcy Law: Pursuant to the bankruptcy code, the firm is a debt relief agency assisting clients who file for bankruptcy relief under the code. We have dedicated one attorney to handle bankruptcy actions. She represents clients filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcies. The initial consultation is free, attorney fees are determined by the facts of each debtor's situation and can be paid through an individually tailored payment plan.

Environmental Law: Meyer & Wyatt has had the distinct advantage of having an attorney who has worked extensively with State and Federal Environmental Regulations, EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM). To have ready accessibility to advice and consultation right here in Gary of an attorney with this experience will be a significant advantage to a potential client facing environmental issues.

Real Estate: The attorneys at Meyer & Wyatt are prepared to assist you with any real estate matter you may have from purchase agreements, land contracts, leases, quiet title actions, partition actions and foreclosure actions.

Criminal Defense: The firm defends clients charged with traffic infractions, misdemeanors and felonies in both Lake and Porter Counties.

Commercial Transactions: If you are setting up a business, going into business yourself or acquiring another business, Meyer & Wyatt is ready to respond to your needs for advice and document preparation and your commercial transaction needs for corporations, LLC's partnerships, sole proprietors and joint ventures.

Administrative Law and Governmental Agencies: Because of the firm's experience in representing government agencies and representing clients before, it has developed considerable knowledge in Administrative Law. The Firm can help you to successfully navigate through the maze of regulations and bureaucratic procedures of federal, state, county and local government agencies.

Wills & Trusts: Most likely, everyone needs a will no matter what your assets are or who your dependents are. A will is a way that you can control the distribution of what you have worked for during your life. The firm also drafts trusts, which is a way for you to maintain control of your assets during your life and transfer them at death. Often a will and a trust are used together to achieve maximum control and protection of your assets.

Licenses and Professional Memberships: Licensed to practice in Indiana and Illinois, and our firm's attorneys are members of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, Lake County Bar Association, Kimbrough Bar Association, and Porter County and Calumet Inns of Court.

Community Service: This firm's founding attorneys have been committed to the community of Gary since 1977. In fact, one of its founding partners, Scott L. King, currently serves as the Mayor of Gary. The firm's attorneys have been involved in numerous community organizations over the years. The attorneys volunteer legal services for the Gary Chamber of Commerce, Gary Community Health Center and as Board Members of the Indiana Water Pollution Control Association, Water Environment Federation, Miller Area Business Association, Gary Art Works, Miller Citizens Corporation, Friends of Gary Airport, Homefield Advantage, Pangere and Gary Police Foundation. Located in Gary since 1986, the firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services at a reasonable price.

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