What Is Municipal Law?
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What Is Municipal Law?

In the legal arena, you often hear the term “municipal law.” But what is it? How is it different from ordinary law? And what are some examples? Definition of Municipal Law Municipal law refers to laws that apply to cities, townships, and counties (known as municipalities) and the governing bodies within those entities. Just like...

How to Choose a Business Structure for Your Startup
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How to Choose a Business Structure for Your Startup

Starting a new business is exciting but can be a confusing process. There are numerous decisions to be made when planning to launch and one of the first is determining the legal structure. Choosing the business type is important as it effects operations, taxes, the amount of paperwork to be filed, and how much personal...

Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers
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Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers

Mitchell Ray Selected as one of Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers Taylor, Chadd, Minnette, Schneider & Clutter Law is proud to announce that Mitchell Ray of the Greenwood area office was recently honored as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers in Indiana by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. The National...

Staying Vigilant in Difficult Times
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Staying Vigilant in Difficult Times

Staying Vigilant in Difficult Times By now, anyone who is reading this blog understands that the world is dealing with a situation unparalleled in recent history – a worldwide pandemic driven by a Coronavirus strain known as COVID 19. In these uncertain times, unsubstantiated fear and panic sometimes lead people to make rash or irrational...

Redevelopment Commission Deadline for Determining  Excess Assessed Valuation in TIF Districts
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Redevelopment Commission Deadline for Determining Excess Assessed Valuation in TIF Districts

Redevelopment Commission Deadline for Determining Excess Assessed Valuation in TIF Districts A major responsibility of a municipal Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is to determine the existence of excess assessed value (AV) in a local TIF district. To make this determination, RDCs are charged with analyzing financial and project reports to consider whether there is excess AV...

Fundamentals of a Contract
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Fundamentals of a Contract

Fundamentals of a Contract Years ago, many personal and business deals were made and transacted with a simple handshake. If disagreements ensued, the parties could go to court and ask a judge to resolve the dispute, hopefully, in their favor. These days written contracts are the norm and, if prepared properly, they can protect the...