Our Practice Areas

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Business Law

Whether you’re just getting started and looking to form a new LLC, are currently operating an established business and need guidance on a new legal issue you’ve encountered, or whether it’s finally time to sell that company you’ve worked so hard to build over the years, the attorneys at SHW are ready to help you with all of your business law needs. We offer a wide range of business services, including:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • General corporate counseling and routine governance
  • Structuring and negotiating business transactions
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Employment agreements
  • Sales of stock and asset sales
  • Litigation services

Our attorneys go above and beyond to learn about each of our clients – from top to bottom – allowing us to help our clients achieve their short-term goals, while never losing focus on their long-term aspirations. Contact us to learn how the experts at SHW can start adding value to your business today.

Criminal Defense

Mistakes happen, and when they do, you need an experienced law firm that will fight for you and can guide you through the complex criminal justice system. SHW is that experienced law firm. Our attorneys handle hundreds of criminal cases every year, ranging from small-time misdemeanors to major felonies.

Do you have a valid legal defense? Is the plea being offered is a good deal under the circumstances? What are the potential outcomes should you proceed to trial? What can you expect during probation?

SHW’s experienced attorneys can answer these questions and more, while at the same time fighting to obtain the best possible outcome on your behalf. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of SHW’s criminal defense attorneys.

Civil Litigation

Daily life requires each of us to live and work among others as well as to do business with others, even if the business is no more than operating a household. We own or lease property, we buy insurance for our cars, homes, health and businesses. Many of us own and operate businesses alone or with others. Unfortunately conflicts and disputes among private persons living private lives arise. Such conflicts can be small and limited to just two persons or they can involve complex legal issues and numerous persons or entities. Our expertise allows us to assist private persons and businesses when these conflicts arise. Our goal is to assist our clients in resolving each simple or complex conflict in a timely and cost efficient manner. When filing or defending a lawsuit becomes necessary, we are quite skilled and very experienced in the court process –through trial and appeal.

Personal Injury

When you’ve been seriously injured, you need a serious law firm who will fight on your behalf in order to maximize the recovery of funds you need to recover from your injuries and move on with your life. We work hard for each and every client because we understand how injuries change lives, and we believe that those responsible should be held accountable to you and your family.

Real Estate

The attorneys at SHW can help with virtually any real estate matter that arises. We work with the parties involved to resolve disputes. We also undertake transactional work such as drafting sale contracts, assisting with financing issues and performing due diligence to ensure that clients receive good value for their investment. Our work includes:

  • Real estate litigation
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • HOA representation
  • Individual homeowners and neighbors
  • Real estate sales and purchases
  • Residential and commercial leases

We know real estate law. We use that knowledge to get the best possible results for our clients. Contact us today to get started.

Family Law

Strong family values are highly regarded at SHW. Because of this, the attorneys at SHW work tirelessly to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients and their families. We make it a point to learn each of our clients’ objectives at the outset of their case, and never lose sight of those objectives when working to resolve whatever family law issues may face them.

Whether it’s a contentious divorce, or an amicable custody matter, the attorneys at SHW have the experience you need when you’re faced with issues of such great consequence. SHW can provide many different services in regards to family law: divorce, child support, custody disputes, child visitation rights, property settlement and other matters related to the family. Contact us to discuss what matters most to you – your family.

Mediation

Mediation is a great way to resolve disputes prior to entering a court room, resulting in significant cost savings to all parties involved. Whether mediation has been ordered by the court, or the parties are voluntarily seeking mediation, the attorneys SHW can provide the mediation services you need. Contact us today to learn more about SHW’s mediation services.

Wills & Probate

If you have property and/or children, you need a will, and you may need a trust. Planning for aging and incapacity is important, and our attorneys provide advice regarding lifetime assistance, elder care, the right to control medical treatment through Living Wills and Advance Health Care Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney and other mechanisms.  Contact us today to learn more about SHW’s mediation services.

Government & Municipal Law

SHW has experience representing governmental bodies in Hendricks County. We are skilled counselors capable of assisting our governmental clients through a variety of issues. From contract negotiations and competitive bidding, to the Access to Public Records Act and Open Door Law compliance, we understand that there are often unique procedural and legal issues associated with representing governmental units in Indiana. Contact us today to discuss your case with an SHW attorney.